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I want to calculate an average of some values in a pivot table, however I cannot do that as some rows contain blanks.

Solved by I. C. in 58 mins

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User
30/05/2018 - 10:38

Hello!

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:38

Hello

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:38

Welcome to excelchat

User
30/05/2018 - 10:39

Thans, nice to meet you

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:39

I believe you want help with average, correct?

User
30/05/2018 - 10:40

Exactly

User
30/05/2018 - 10:40

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1okNrlGB0A1AYqO7ei1JHoMvYlJcUT6zM

User
30/05/2018 - 10:40

This is the file

User
30/05/2018 - 10:40

It's quite big

User
30/05/2018 - 10:40

But the operation I need help with is quite simple

User
30/05/2018 - 10:40

You will see two average rows

User
30/05/2018 - 10:40

On the side, the formulas are already there

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:40

Okay, give me a few minutes please.

User
30/05/2018 - 10:41

But I cannot continue calculating because some firms do not have any info on gender

User
30/05/2018 - 10:41

:)

User
30/05/2018 - 10:41

Sure, take your time!

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:42

this is a big file indeed.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:43

Still downloading..

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:43

at 40 MB, how big is this!!!

User
30/05/2018 - 10:44

I think it is 50MB

User
30/05/2018 - 10:44

But what I need is really

User
30/05/2018 - 10:44

Simple

User
30/05/2018 - 10:44

Sorry for the large file :(((((

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:44

Not a problem. Just finished downloading.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:47

Finally, its opened now. Please tell me where to look.

User
30/05/2018 - 10:47

The first sheet

User
30/05/2018 - 10:47

Where the pivot table is

User
30/05/2018 - 10:47

There are rows M and F

User
30/05/2018 - 10:47

Indicating gender

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:47

Okay, I'm there.

User
30/05/2018 - 10:47

Then there are average columns

User
30/05/2018 - 10:48

However some firms have no males nor females

User
30/05/2018 - 10:48

I would like to exclude

User
30/05/2018 - 10:48

Those

User
30/05/2018 - 10:48

So the DIV/0 does not come up

User
30/05/2018 - 10:48

That's one thing

User
30/05/2018 - 10:48

And the other thing would be an total average for both F and M at the bottom of the table

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:49

To be sure, we are talking about sheet1?

User
30/05/2018 - 10:50

Exactly

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:52

I'm sorry, you have said average column, but I can't find it. I know you have told everything.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:53

Can you please say something like calculate this in this column?

User
30/05/2018 - 10:54

I didn't quite get that

User
30/05/2018 - 10:54

What

User
30/05/2018 - 10:54

Is your

User
30/05/2018 - 10:54

Question?

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:54

Which is the average column?

User
30/05/2018 - 10:54

Columns F and G

User
30/05/2018 - 10:54

% of M and F in each firms

User
30/05/2018 - 10:54

And the average should be at the bottom

User
30/05/2018 - 10:54

Of F and G :)

User
30/05/2018 - 10:54

Hope this clears it up

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:57

Please extend the session time.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:58

=IF(AND(B5="",C5=""),"",B5/E5)

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:58

Apply this formula in column F, this would remove div/0 errors.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 10:59

If you are still there, you can write in the preview window.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:00

You were asked whether you need more time or not a few minutes ago.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:00

You won't be able to write here but you can answer in the sheet.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:01

The file is too big, it would probably take an hour if I try to upload it.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:02

I don't know what you mean but if you want to apply a formula in a whole column, you can use the fill handle.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:03

Fill handle is the tiny square box at the bottom left corner of a cell when you select that cell. Double clicking it will copy the formula down the whole column.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:04

Does that make sense?

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:06

Let me know if you need further help on fill handle.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:09

yes there is. but I can see you are calculating percentage, not average. And thus you don't need to exclude.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:11

"Fills untill the next empty cell" it is not a problem. it is just how fill handle works.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:16

Let's be clear, if you want to get the average, the formula AVERAGEIF will give you the average ignoring empty cells.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:18

secondly, each time the fill handle encounter a empty cell, the fill would stop. So, you would need to use the fill again where it stopped.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:19

The formula I gave you giving me the percentage of female 29% at the bottom ignoring the blank cells.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:19

I hope this clears things.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:20

Yeah, insert a new column after column A. since column A doesn't contain any empty cells, the fill handle will go all the way down.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:25

Sorry, keeping the huge file open on my pc causing my pc to hang time to time.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:27

=AVERAGEIF(E4:E7,"<>0")

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:28

The formula At F4

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:28

This is calculating average ignoring empty cells.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:29

We have only 9 more minutes remaining.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:30

After that we would get disconnected.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:33

It should fill if column A has data on it.

Excelchat Expert
30/05/2018 - 11:34

We are approaching the last minutes, I wish I could send you the file but my internet speed would take almost an hour to upload that file.

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