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# Excluding Blank Cells in an Average Formula

Good Morning,

I am trying to average columns of data, but want to exclude cells from the average if they are blank . Is there any way to do this? I am thinking maybe a countif statement in conjunction with an average function?

Thank you,

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Bye
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Currently I am struckling with advanced filtering. In my criteria range
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figure in this column of my database, it is not selected. I would like
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No luck finding an answer? You could always try Google.