Database Functions have been provided to help you to work with a large number of organized data records, stored in Excel, i.e. a database.
Each column in the spreadsheet table stores a different field, or type of information, for each record.
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.
The built-in Excel database functions are listed in the table below.
|DAVERAGE||Returns the average of selected database entries|
|DCOUNT||Counts the cells that contain numbers in a database|
|DCOUNTA||Counts nonblank cells in a database|
|DGET||Extracts from a database a single record that matches the specified criteria|
|DMAX||Returns the maximum value from selected database entries|
|DMIN||Returns the minimum value from selected database entries|
|DPRODUCT||Multiplies the values in a particular field of records that match the criteria in a database|
|DSTDEV||Estimates the standard deviation based on a sample of selected database entries|
|DSTDEVP||Calculates the standard deviation based on the entire population of selected database entries|
|DSUM||Adds the numbers in the field column of records in the database that match the criteria|
|DVAR||Estimates variance based on a sample from selected database entries|
|DVARP||Calculates variance based on the entire population of selected database entries|