Excel Database Functions

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

The database functions perform basic operations, such as sum, average, count, etc, but they also have criteria arguments, that allow you to only perform the calculation for a specified subset of the records in your database. Other records in the database are ignored.

The built-in Excel Database Functions are all listed in the table below. Selecting one of the function names will direct you to a full description of the function with examples of use.


Excel Database Functions List

Database Functions
DAVERAGE Calculates the average 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
DCOUNTA Returns the number of non-blank cells 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
DMAX Returns the maximum value from 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
Database Functions
DPRODUCT Calculates the product of values 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
DSTDEVP Calculates the standard deviation (based on an entire population) of values in 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
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
DVARP Calculates the variance (based on an entire population) of values in a field of a list or database, that satisfy specified conditions