# AVERAGE

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

### Examples

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.

### 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`.

`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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