The PERCENTILE.EXC function returns the value at a given percentile of a dataset, exclusive of 0 and 1.

Parts of a PERCENTILE.EXC function

PERCENTILE.EXC(data, percentile)

Part Description
data The array or range containing the dataset to consider.
percentile The percentile whose value within data will be calculated and returned.

Sample formulas




  • The value returned by PERCENTILE.EXC is not necessarily a member of data as this function interpolates between values to calculate the alpha percentile.
  • The percentile must be between 0 and 1, exclusive.
  • Different from PERCENTILE.INC, PERCENTILE.EXC calculates percentile based on a percentile range exclusive of 0 and 1.


  A B
1 data percentile
2 15 0.15
3 20 0.4
4 35 0.5
5 40 0.8
6 50 0.9


  A B C D
1 Percentile Result Formula Explanation
2 0.15 #NUM! =PERCENTILE.EXC(A2:A6, B2) Returns #NUM! error because it can't interpolate.
3 0.4 26 =PERCENTILE.EXC(A2:A6, B3) Executes as intended.
4 0.5 35 =PERCENTILE.EXC(A2:A6, B4) Executes as intended.
5 0.8 48 =PERCENTILE.EXC(A2:A6, B5) Executes as intended.
6 0.9 #NUM! =PERCENTILE.EXC(A2:A6, B6) Returns #NUM! error because it can't interpolate.

Related functions

  • PERCENTILE: Returns the value at a given percentile of a dataset.
  • QUARTILE: Returns a value nearest to a specified quartile of a dataset.
  • MEDIAN: Returns the median value in a numeric dataset.
  • QUARTILE.EXC: The QUARTILE.EXC function returns value nearest to a given quartile of a dataset, exclusive of 0 and 4.
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