## AVERAGE ignore NA()

#N/A error is sometimes used to show gaps in charts, however, the AVERAGE function can't process errors, shown in C11 in the picture above.

There is an easy workaround, the AVERAGEIF function allows you to ignore #N/A errors. It was introduced in Excel 2007.

You need to provide a condition, the larger and smaller than signs are the same as "not equal to".

If you have an Excel version earlier than 2007, the ISERROR function works just as fine. The downside is that you need to enter the formula as an array formula.

To enter an array formula, type the formula in a cell then press and hold CTRL + SHIFT simultaneously, now press Enter once. Release all keys.

The formula bar now shows the formula with a beginning and ending curly bracket telling you that you entered the formula successfully. Don't enter the curly brackets yourself.

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### AVERAGE ignore #N/A for non-contiguous cell ranges

Array formula in cell C11:

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Hi Oscar,

My is Pablo and I would like to ask you about this situation. I have got a column with several values and some of them are zeros. As they are dB measurements this is the array formula I use to get the average: =10*LOG(AVERAGE(10^(C3:C66/10)))

My problem is that I am trying to get with a formula that does not take in account the zeros.

I have tried the next formula but it seems that does not work for my situation: =10*LOG(AVERAGEif(C3:C66,"0",[10^(C3:C66/10)]))

It would be very apprecited if you could give me a hint to solve this problem.

Thank you in advance,

Pablo.

How to calculate for non-contiguous cells?

Qadeer,

The easiest way is to perhaps use the IFERROR function with each noncontiguous cell range, see the updated article above.