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101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By : John Walkenbach
Book Image

101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By: John Walkenbach

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Excel is a popular program. Millions of people throughout the world use it on a regular basis. But it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of users have yet to discover some of the amazing things this product can do. 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?is packed with information that you need to know in order to confidently and seamlessly master the challenges that come with using Excel! Excel 2013 is excellent, but there's lots to learn to truly excel at Excel! In this latest addition to his popular Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf series, John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," shares new and exciting ways to accomplish and master all of your spreadsheet tasks. From taming the Ribbon bar to testing and tables, creating custom functions, and overcoming "impossible" charts, mixing nesting limits, and more,?101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?will save you time and help you avoid common spreadsheet stumbling blocks.
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Tip 45: Using the AGGREGATE Function

One of the most versatile functions available in Excel is AGGREGATE, which was introduced in Excel 2010. You can use this multipurpose function to sum values, calculate an average, count entries, and more. What makes this function useful is that it can (optionally) ignore values in hidden rows and error values. In some cases, you can use AGGREGATE to replace a complex array formula.

The AGGREGATE function takes three arguments, but for some functions, an additional argument is required.

The first argument for the AGGREGATE function is a value between 1 and 19 that determines the type of calculation to perform. The calculation type, in essence, is one of Excel’s other functions. Table 45-1 contains a list of these values, with the function it mimics.

Table 45-1: Values for the First Argument of the AGGREGATE Function


Argument Value