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Hi, Hopefully someone will be able to help me. I'm wanting to calculate the average sum contained within a range of cells discarding blanks. The problem that I'm encountering is that there is an additional feature where I only want to take into consideration columns that contain specific text.
=SUMIF(G79:HG79,"Sep-18",(G6:HG6/COUNTA(G6:HG6)))
G79:HG79 will contain the specific text with G:HG containing the digits.
Cheers all in advance

Solved by M. J. in 20 mins

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Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:32

Hello, I hope you are having a good day. I am here to help with your question.

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:32

Would you have a sample data to work with or would you like me to demonstrate with example data?

User
31/08/2018 - 11:32

an example one would be great please

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:33

so let me build one with you

User
31/08/2018 - 11:33

okey doke

User
31/08/2018 - 11:35

hey i can make it easier the digits will only be a 1,0 or blank

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:36

since it si demonstration, i thought of adding some 0 values in between

User
31/08/2018 - 11:36

okey doke

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:37

so here it is

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:38

let me help you with that

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:39

So given this

User
31/08/2018 - 11:39

Thanks. So how would I calculate the average sum discarding the blanks for only Sep-18?

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:39

lets say we need to calculate the average for Sep-18 other than 0's in column C

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:40

ll use a formula called Averageif

User
31/08/2018 - 11:40

yep

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:42

so here it is

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:42

Let's check if it is right

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:43

so there are two 1's for sep-18

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:43

and average is one without the zero

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:43

otherwise the average would have been 0.66667

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:45

the formula is =Averageifs(range from where you want to calculate the average,1st range for a criteria, value of criteria, 2nd range of criteria, value of 2nd criteria....)

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:45

in out our case

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:45

we want an average from C2 to C37

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:45

our first criteria range is C2 to C37 itself

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:45

and value of criteria is >0

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:45

you can also provide <>0

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:46

sexond criteria range is B2 to B37

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:46

and value of the criteria is "Sep-18"

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:46

so that gives us the correct average ignoring the 0s

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:46

Would you have any question for me related to this?

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:47

=AVERAGEIFs($C$2:$C$37,$C$2:$C$37,">0",$B$2:$B$37,"Sep-18")

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31/08/2018 - 11:47

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31/08/2018 - 11:48

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Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:48

you can also refer for the solution provided

Excelchat Expert
31/08/2018 - 11:49

I hope I answered your question satisfactorily. I would love to receive your feedback.
Have a fantastic day :)

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