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Excel AGGREGATE function

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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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Sample File
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