To average only non-blank cells in Excel, you need to use the AVERAGEIF function. And in the criteria, you need to use does not equal operator to refer to only non-blank cells. In this tutorial, we will look at this formula in depth.
Average Only Cells which are Not Blank
You can use the following steps:
- First, in cell C1, enter the AVERAGEIF function.
- After that, in the first argument (range) refer to the range A1:A9.
- Now, in the second argument, enter does not equal the operator using double quotation marks.
- In the end, enter the closing parentheses and hit enter to get the result.
When you use it, AVERAGEIF only considers cells that are non-blank and averages only those cells. You can see when I select the cells where we have value it shows the same average on the status bar.
A Problem You Might Face
There’s might be a situation where you have a blank cell in the range and that blank cell have an invisible space. In this case, your formula won’t consider that cell as a blank and calculate the average including it as well.
Well, you can use the below formula where we have used AVERAGEIF to specify two criteria, one is to include non-blank cells and the other is to ignore cells with a space.
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