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How to quickly calculate percentile or quartile ignore zeros in Excel?

When we apply PERCENTILE or QUARTILE functions in Excel, if there are some zero values in the numbers, in general, the functions will calculate including the zeros. However, if you want to ignore the zeros when applying PERCENTILE or QUARTILE, you can do as below steps.
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PERCENTILE or QUARTILE ignore zeros


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PERCENTILE ignore zeros

Select a blank cell that you want to place the result, enter this formula =PERCENTILE(IF(A1:A13>0,A1:A13),0.3), and press Shift + Ctrl + Enter keys.

In the formula, A1:A13 is the numbers you use, 0.3 indicates 30 percent.
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QUARTILE ignore zeros

Select a blank cell that you want to place the result, enter this formula =QUARTILE(IF(A1:A18>0,A1:A18),1), and press Shift + Ctrl + Enter keys.

In the formula, A1:A13 is the numbers you use, 1 indicates 25 percent.
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this does not work! I sorted my data range and ran your formula using ranges both inclusive and exclusive of the zeros. IF the percentile was actually excluding the zeros the result should be the same - and it is not.
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is the first formula missing a ">0"?
"Select a blank cell that you want to place the result, enter this formula =PERCENTILE(IF(A1:A18,A1:A18),0.3)"
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Yes, thank you for your reminder, the formula has been modified.
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