How to average non-adjacent/contiguous cells excluding zeroes in Excel?

Supposing you have a fruit table as the right screenshot shown, and you need to calculate the average of all cells in the Quantity columns excluding the zeroes, how to get it done? The following methods can help you.

Average non-adjacent cells excluding zeroes with formula


Average non-adjacent cells excluding zeroes with formula

The following formula we will recommend can just work on non-adjacent cells in a single row. For example, you need to calculate the average of three date’s quantity of Apple excluding zero cells in the table, you can apply the following formula.

1. Select a blank cell, enter formula =AVERAGE(IF(MOD(COLUMN(C2:G2)-COLUMN(C2),2)=0,IF(C2:G2,C2:G2))) into the Formula Bar, and then press the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys simultaneously.

Note: In the formula, C2 and G2 are the first and last cells of the non-adjacent cells. And number 2 in the formula means there is only one column interval between every non-adjacent cell. You can change them based on your needs.


Quickly select interval (non-adjacent) rows or columns in specified range in Excel:

The Kutools for Excel's Select Interval Rows & Columns feature can help you easily select interval rows or columns in specified range in Excel as the below screenshot shown. Download and try it now! ( 30-day free trail)


The Best Office Productivity Tools

Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%

  • Reuse: Quickly insert complex formulas, charts and anything that you have used before; Encrypt Cells with password; Create Mailing List and send emails...
  • Super Formula Bar (easily edit multiple lines of text and formula); Reading Layout (easily read and edit large numbers of cells); Paste to Filtered Range...
  • Merge Cells/Rows/Columns without losing Data; Split Cells Content; Combine Duplicate Rows/Columns... Prevent Duplicate Cells; Compare Ranges...
  • Select Duplicate or Unique Rows; Select Blank Rows (all cells are empty); Super Find and Fuzzy Find in Many Workbooks; Random Select...
  • Exact Copy Multiple Cells without changing formula reference; Auto Create References to Multiple Sheets; Insert Bullets, Check Boxes and more...
  • Extract Text, Add Text, Remove by Position, Remove Space; Create and Print Paging Subtotals; Convert Between Cells Content and Comments...
  • Super Filter (save and apply filter schemes to other sheets); Advanced Sort by month/week/day, frequency and more; Special Filter by bold, italic...
  • Combine Workbooks and WorkSheets; Merge Tables based on key columns; Split Data into Multiple Sheets; Batch Convert xls, xlsx and PDF...
  • More than 300 powerful features. Supports Office/Excel 2007-2019 and 365. Supports all languages. Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization. Full features 30-day free trial. 60-day money back guarantee.
kte tab 201905

Office Tab Brings Tabbed interface to Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier

  • Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
officetab bottom
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.

Be the first to comment.