Created a custom list in SharePoint 2013. I have a column that is full of numbers. I would like to find the average per column. To solve this issue I created a calculated column and applied this formula (see below) But it's not working. Is it possible to add the numbers in a column to find the average similar to excel?

  • You want the average at the bottom of a column, or multiple columns in one row averaged together?
    – Erin L
    Apr 11, 2016 at 20:57
  • @ErinL Sorry for not being clear in my question. If possible, I would like the average at the bottom of the column. Thanks for your help Apr 12, 2016 at 11:29
  • The second option in my post below gives instructions for that. The average will be at the top of the view.
    – Erin L
    Apr 12, 2016 at 12:55

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To average multiple columns in an item, you'd use a calculated column such as =AVERAGE([Column1],[Column2],[Column3]).

To average a column, edit the view and expand the Totals section. By your column name, if it's a number, you can select average (etc) from the dropdown.

  • I am assuming if you are trying to average from a column that has a formula (calculated column) attached the 'Total' option will not work, correct? Apr 12, 2016 at 14:33
  • That's correct.
    – Erin L
    Apr 12, 2016 at 14:39

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