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# Omit specific values from a named range in Excel

Questions:

I have a named range that is made up of dynamic values of which I need to omit the zeros prior to averaging. How would I go about doing this?

``````myRange = (1,3,4,0,4,3,5,0,1)
AVERAGE(myRange) equals 2.333
``````

So when I run =AVERAGE(myRange) I am not getting the intended results.

What I would like is to remove the zeroes so I end up with the following:

``````noZeroes(myRange) = (1,3,4,4,3,5,1)
AVERAGE(myRange) equals 3
``````

Any suggestions?

Use this formula to average all of the non-zero values in a range:

``````=SUM(myRange)/COUNTIF(myRange,"<>0")
``````

You can use `AVERAGEIF(range,criteria,average_range)` in Excel 2007

`Range` is one or more cells to average, including numbers or names, arrays, or references that contain numbers.

`Criteria` is the criteria in the form of a number, expression, cell reference, or text that defines which cells are averaged. For example, criteria can be expressed as 32, “32”, “>32”, “apples”, or B4.

`Average_range` is the actual set of cells to average. If omitted, range is used.

`=AVERAGEIF(myRange,">0") = 3`

OR

`=AVERAGEIF(myRange,"<>0") = 3`