AVERAGEA Function (DAX)

How does the AVERAGEA function (DAX) work?

Returns the average (arithmetic mean) of the values in a column. Handles text and non-numeric values.

AVERAGEA Formula Syntax

AVERAGEA(
     <column>
)

How do you use the AVERAGEA function?

The AVERAGEA function takes a column and averages the numbers in it, but also handles non-numeric data types according to the following rules:

  • Values that evaluates to TRUE count as 1.
  • Values that evaluate to FALSE count as 0 (zero).
  • Values that contain non-numeric text count as 0 (zero).
  • Empty text (“”) counts as 0 (zero).

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Considerations when using the AVERAGEA function

If you do not want to include logical values and text representations of numbers in a reference as part of the calculation, use the AVERAGE function.

Whenever there are no rows to aggregate, the function returns a blank. However, if there are rows, but none of them meet the specified criteria, the function returns 0. Microsoft Excel also returns a zero if no rows are found that meet the conditions.

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Formula examples using the AVERAGEA function

=AVERAGEA(A2:A6)

=AVERAGEA(A2:A5,A7)

=AVERAGEA(value1, [value2], …)

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