From data to report in one minute or less. Ajelix BI is launched! 🚀 Get started for free.

# How To Use AVERAGEIF Function In Excel

### What is AVERAGIF Function in Excel?

The AVERAGEIF function in Excel is a statistical function that allows users to calculate the average of cells that meet certain criteria, such as cells containing text, dates, or numbers within a specific range.

### AVERAGEIF Function Description

This function is especially useful when you need to calculate the average of a large data set but only want to include certain values.

The AVERAGEIF function is a combination of the Average and If functions. The Average function calculates the arithmetic mean of a selected range of cells. The If function evaluates a logical expression and returns one value if the expression is true and another value if the expression is false.

To use the function, you must specify the range of cells that you want to analyze and the criteria for which the cells should be included in the average. You can also specify an optional range of cells that should be omitted from the average. An AVERAGEIF function is a great tool for quickly analyzing data sets that contain a large number of values.

Looking for a faster and easier way to write Excel formulas? Try AI Excel Formula Generator and turn your text into formulas with just a few clicks.

### Syntax

=AVERAGEIF(range, criteria, [average_range])

Range: The range of cells that you want to evaluate.

Criteria: The criteria in the form of a number, expression, cell reference, or text that define which cells will be averaged.

Average_range: (optional) The range of cells to average. If omitted, range is used.

### How to use AVERAGEIF function in your workbook:

1. Open your Microsoft Excel worksheet and select the range of cells that contain the data.
2. Click the cell where you want the AVERAGEIF function to appear.
3. Enter the function in the cell. The syntax for function is: =AVERAGEIF(range, criteria, [average_range]).
4. In the range argument, enter the range of cells that contain the data.
5. In the criteria argument, enter the criteria for which to average the data. This can be a value, formula, or text. In the [average_range] argument, enter the range of cells that contain the data to average. This can be left blank if the range argument is the same as the average_range argument.
6. Press Enter to calculate the result.
7. The function will return the average of cells in the range that match the criteria.

What does AVERAGEIF do?

AVERAGEIF calculates the average of values in a range that meet a specific criterion.

What is the difference between average and Averageif in Excel?

Average is a function that calculates the arithmetic mean of a given set of numbers. Averageif is a function that calculates the average based on specific criteria. For example, you could use Averageif to calculate the average of all the numbers in a range that are greater than 10.

Can you insert multiple conditions in Avergif function?

No, AVERAGEIF itself can only handle one condition. For multiple conditions, use the AVERAGEIFS function (introduced in Excel 2016) or combine AVERAGEIF with logical operators (AND, OR) for creative solutions.

What are some alternatives for complex criteria or multiple conditions?

AVERAGEIFS function for handling multiple conditions. More advanced techniques like SUMPRODUCT can be used for specific needs.

### Similar Formulas

WEEKLY BLOG ARTICLES WITH INDUSTRY NEWS AND HELPFUL GUIDES

### How To Add Checkboxes In Excel

#### Business Intelligence platform meets AI

Trusted by 150'000 customers around the globe since 2018.

© 2018 - 2024 AJELIX, SIA