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How to average cells ignoring error values in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2014-06-10

When you apply the AVERAGE function to calculate the average of a range of cells which including some error values, you will get an error result. This following article will talk about how to average cells ignoring errors in Excel.

Average cells ignoring error values with Array Formulas

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The following handy array formulas can help you to calculate the average of the cells excluding the errors. Please do as this:

1. Enter this array formula: =AVERAGE(IF(ISERROR(A1:C6),"",A1:C6)), see screenshot:


2. Then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys simultaneously, and you will get the average result as below screenshot shown:



1. Except the above formula, here is another formula also can help you: =AVERAGE(IF(ISNUMBER(A1:C6),A1:C6)), please remember to press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys.

2. In the above formulas, A1:C6 is the data range that you want to calculate, you can change it as your needing.

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Thanks!!! This helped me a lot!
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Hi, there is a simpler way using the "AGGREGATE" function. This is a generic function which allows one to calculate a number of simple statistics (eg. average, minimum, st. dev) ignoring error values or other types of values (e.g. zeros, hidden etc)=.
For average you would type:
NB: In this formula Option 1 is to calculate average while Option 6 is to ignore error values.
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Excellent! Easy and functional. Thanks.-
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It works,

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This website is such a lifesaver.
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