Excel Database Functions

The Excel Database Functions have been provided to help you to work with a database - ie. a large number of data records, stored in Excel.

The database functions perform basic operations, such as sum, average, count, etc, but they include criteria arguments, which enable you to only include some of the records from your database in the calculation. Other records in the database are ignored.

The current, built-in Excel Database Functions are listed in the table below. Select one of function names, to go to a full description of the function with examples of use.


Excel Database Functions List

Database Functions Database Functions
DAVERAGE Calculates the average of values in a field of a list or database, that satisfy specified conditions DPRODUCT Calculates the product of values in a field of a list or database, that satisfy specified conditions
DCOUNT Returns the number of cells containing numbers in a field of a list or database that satisfy specified conditions DSTDEV Calculates the standard deviation (based on a sample of a population), of values in a field of a list or database, that satisfy specified conditions
DCOUNTA Returns the number of non-blank cells in a field of a list or database, that satisfy specified conditions DSTDEVP Calculates the standard deviation (based on an entire population), of values in a field of a list or database, that satisfy specified conditions
DGET Returns a single value from a field of a list or database, that satisfy specified conditions DSUM Calculates the sum of values in a field of a list or database, that satisfy specified conditions
DMAX Returns the maximum value from a field of a list or database, that satisfy specified conditions DVAR Calculates the variance (based on a sample of a population), of values in a field of a list or database, that satisfy specified conditions
DMIN Returns the minimum value from a field of a list or database, that satisfy specified conditions DVARP Calculates the variance (based on an entire population), of values in a field of a list or database, that satisfy specified conditions


More information on the Excel Database Functions is available on the Microsoft Office Website

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