Here's one I've never dealt with before: I have calculated columns (in a SharePoint 2013 survey) that calculate values based on particular survey questions. One of those values, however, is an "N/A" value (currently set to the number zero). What I'm trying to do is this - I need to create an average of the NON-N/A answers. For example - I have 4 survey questions from which I extrapolate an average. If one of the of the answers is N/A, I need to get the average of the other three only. What should my calculated column formula be? I've never fathomed this one before.

I know that in Excel, we could use a function like this:

=AVERAGEIF(A2:D2, ">0")

But SharePoint doesn't recognize AVERAGEIF. Does this example help?

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The following works for three fields:


So, add the values for the three fields, and then divide by the number of fields with a non-zero value.

You may need to add another if statement around the rest to avoid a divide by zero error.

  • So, according to the logic of what you've shown above, calculation for five fields would look like =(q1+q2+q3+q4+q5)/(IF(q1=0,0,0,0,1)+IF(q2=0,0,0,0,1)+IF(q3=0,0,0,0,1)+IF(q4=0,0,0,0,1)+IF(q5=0,0,0,0,1) ?
    – DanJ
    Aug 21, 2019 at 18:33
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    The If syntax is if(condition, true value, false value). So, If(q5=0,0,1). So, given values of 1,2,3,4,0, the bottom set of if statements will result in: 1+1+1+1+0, and therefore will be 10/4
    – Mike2500
    Aug 21, 2019 at 18:38
  • Makes sense. Thanks, Mike.
    – DanJ
    Aug 21, 2019 at 19:36
  • CORRECTION @Mike2500 - This isn't working. When I have 4 fields, and two of them are 9, with the other two as 0, This calculation still gives me 4.50 instead of 9 as an average. Any other ideas?
    – DanJ
    Aug 21, 2019 at 20:46
  • Can you paste in the formula you have for the four fields? The end result should be (9+9+0+0)/(1+1+0+0) = 18/2 = 9
    – Mike2500
    Aug 21, 2019 at 20:49

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