AVERAGE

The AVERAGE function returns the numerical average value in a dataset, ignoring text.

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AVERAGE for BigQuery

Sample Usage

Returns the numerical average value in a data column.

Sample Usage

AVERAGE(table_name!price)

Syntax

AVERAGE(column)

  • column: The data column to consider when calculating the average value.

Tip: Averaging multiple columns is not supported.

Learn more about numeric columns in BigQuery

Sample Usage

AVERAGE(A2:A100,B2:B100,4,26)

AVERAGE(1,2,3,4,5,C6:C20)

Syntax

AVERAGE(value1, [value2, ...])

  • value1 - The first value or range to consider when calculating the average value.

  • value2, ... - [ OPTIONAL ] - Additional values or ranges to consider when calculating the average value.

Notes

  • Although AVERAGE is specified as taking a maximum of 30 arguments, Google Sheets supports an arbitrary number of arguments for this function.

  • Any text encountered in the value arguments will be ignored. To have text values considered as 0 values, use AVERAGEA.

  • AVERAGE returns the mean of the combined value arguments; that is, the sum of the values in the value arguments divided by the number of such values. To calculate the median use MEDIAN.

See Also

TRIMMEAN: Calculates the mean of a dataset excluding some proportion of data from the high and low ends of the dataset.

SMALL: Returns the nth smallest element from a data set, where n is user-defined.

RANK: Returns the rank of a specified value in a dataset.

QUARTILE: Returns a value nearest to a specified quartile of a dataset.

PERCENTRANK: Returns the percentage rank (percentile) of a specified value in a dataset.

PERCENTILE: Returns the value at a given percentile of a dataset.

MINA: Returns the minimum numeric value in a dataset.

MIN: Returns the minimum value in a numeric dataset.

MEDIAN: Returns the median value in a numeric dataset.

MAXA: Returns the maximum numeric value in a dataset.

LARGE: Returns the nth largest element from a data set, where n is user-defined.

HARMEAN: Calculates the harmonic mean of a dataset.

GEOMEAN: Calculates the geometric mean of a dataset.

AVERAGEA: Returns the numerical average value in a dataset.

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