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How to quickly average visible/filtered cells only in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-07-20

Supposing you have a range of filtered data as below screenshot shown, and you just want to calculate the average of the visible data only. In Excel, if you use the common Average function, it will calculate the average on all the data including visible data and hidden data, but here I introduce some methods which can quickly average visible or filtered cells only in Excel for you.

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Average visible cells only with User Defined Function

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Here, I introduce a User Defined Function for you to average visible cells only.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. And click Insert > Module, then paste below VBA code to the new Module window.

VBA: Average visible/filtered cells only.

Function AverVisible(Rg As Range)
'UpdateByKutoolsforExcel20151208
    Dim xCell As Range
    Dim xCount As Integer
    Dim xTtl As Double
    Application.Volatile
    Set Rg = Intersect(Rg.Parent.UsedRange, Rg)
    For Each xCell In Rg
        If xCell.ColumnWidth > 0 _
          And xCell.RowHeight > 0 _
          And Not IsEmpty(xCell) _
          And IsNumeric(xCell.Value) Then
              xTtl = xTtl + xCell.Value
              xCount = xCount + 1
        End If
    Next
    If xCount > 0 Then
        AverVisible = xTtl / xCount
    Else
        AverVisible = 0
    End If
End Function

3. And save the code and close the Module window, and select a blank cell which out put the calculate result, type this formula =AverVisible(B3:B19), and press Enter key to get the correct result. See screenshots:

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Tip: In the formula, B3:B19 is the filtered cells you want to calculate the average value, you can change it to your need.


With above User Defined Function, you may need to remember the code which is a little inconvenient for you. However, if you have installed Kutools for Excel – a handy tool with 120 useful functions, you can use its AVERAFEVISIBLE function to quickly and easily calculate the average in visible cells only.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select a cell which will put the average result in, and click Kutools > Kutools Functions > Statistical & Math > AVERAGEVISIBLE. See screenshot:

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2. And then select the data range you want to calculate into Reference textbox in the Function Arguments dialog, then you can see the average result has been shown in the dialog. See screenshot:

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3. Click OK, and the result is putted in the selected cell.

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In Kutools Functions group, you also can count or sum visible cells only, and sum or count cells based on one color and so on.


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How can i do it for the Median
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Do you mean to median the visible values? If so, try this formula =AGGREGATE(12,1,range)
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