## Excel AGGREGATE function

Description

Syntax and Arguments

Usage and Examples

### Description

The Excel AGGREGATE function returns an aggregate of calculations such as SUM, COUNT, SMALLL and so on with the option to ignore errors and hidden rows.

### Syntax and arguments

Formula syntax

 =AGGREGATE(function_num, options, ref1, [ref2])

Arguments

 Function_num: Required. A number 1 to 19 that specifies which function you want to use. Below table lists all function numbers which are available to the AGGREGATE function, first column is the function number, the second column is the function name, and the third column indicates if the relative function needs the second argument value. Options: Required. A number that decides to ignore the error values or hidden rows while using the function. Ref1: Required. The first numeric argument. Ref2: Optional. The second numeric argument [k].
 Function_num Argument Function Ref2 1 AVERAGE 2 COUNT 3 COUNTA 4 MAX 5 MIN 6 PRODUCT 7 STDEV.S 8 STDEV.P 9 SUM 10 VAR.S 11 VAR.P 12 MEDIAN 13 MODE.SNGL 14 LARGE k 15 SMALL k 16 PERCENTILE.INC k 17 QUARTILE.INC quark 18 PERCENTILE.EXC k 19 QUARTILE.EXC quark
 Options Argument Behavior 0 or omitted Ignore SUBTOTAL and AGGREGATE functions 1 Ignore hidden rows, SUBTOTAL and AGGREGATE functions 2 Ignore errors, SUBTOTAL and AGGREGATE functions 3 Ignore hidden rows and error values, SUBTOTAL and AGGREGATE functions 4 Ignore nothing 5 Ignore hidden rows 6 Ignore error values 7 Ignore hidden rows and error values

Return Value

The AGGREGATE function's return depends on function specified.

Notes:

If a second ref argument is required but not provided, the AGGREGATE function returns a #VALUE! error.

The AGGREGATE function does not work with 3D references.

### Usage and Examples

Here lists some examples for you to understand the AGGREGATE function.

Below is the data you use

 A 1 34 2 #NUM! 3 36 4 72
 Formula Description Result =AGGREGATE(5,6,A1:A4) Find the minimum value and ignore errors in range A1:A4 34 =AGGREGATE(14,6,A1:A4,2) Find the second largest value and ignore errors in range A1:A4 36 =AGGREGATE(15,6,A1:B1) Don’t provide the second ref argument that the SMALL function requires. #VALUE!

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