# Median ifs excel - how to handle

## Is there a median ifs function in Excel?

**There** are few **formulas** available to aggregate for multiple conditions like **IFS**, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIFS, MAXIFS, MINIFS, SUMIFS etc. but **there** is no inbuilt **formula** to calculate **Median** or Quartile with multiple conditions. We can use the same logic to aggregate values on other level.

Today let's take a look at how we can use Excel's IFS function.

In case you're using the IF function, which I'm pretty sure if you're using Excel, you've likely encountered situations where you need to nest one IF in another IF, the formula becomes longer and harder to read. Well, if you have Excel 2019 or Microsoft 365 you don't have to do that anymore, you can use the IFS function instead, let's take a look at some examples. (happy music) Okay so we're going to do two examples First, we want to compare the salary amount for each person with this number here and see if it's higher, lower, or the same.

So we're testing for three different conditions. This is when we can use the IFS function. The first argument is our logical tests.

Well one of the tests we are doing is to see if that number is greater than that number. Remember, I want to drag this formula down so I need to correct the reference to C3. I'm going to press F4 for that.

If this number is really bigger than this number, what do we want to return? Well I want the text higher up so I'll put it in quotes. Now let's move on to the next argument, we see the Test2 logical value if it's true, so notice the pattern here. The IFS function always checks whether something is true.

It doesn't check if something is wrong. For our Logical Test2, I can look at this number and see if it's lower than that number. I press F4 to fix the problem and if so I want to see below.

Now let's just assume that I forgot the third condition. Let's see what happens if I just mention these two conditions, close the parenthesis, hit enter, and let's just double-click the formula to send it down on the page. So for this I see higher which is right.

I look lower for these and for those where I have 50,000 I get an error. The reason is 50,000 is 50,000 is not greater than 50,000 and not less than 50,000, it is equal to 50,000. So this condition was not found here.

If that happens, Excel will return an error. Now I could fix this by saying that if this is this number here and I'm going to fix this then I want to see the same thing, right? I could actually mention the condition explicitly, in which case it's simple. If you want to avoid this now and end up with a catchall condition similar to the IF function for the false condition, you can change the last test to just say true, now true without quotes, just true, and submit this and we will get the same results.

Well why does this work? Let's go through it in slow motion. In the first example here I have 60,000 so when it comes across this review here, when I press F9 to debug this I see the answer is true. The moment it encounters a true, the result that is displayed here is returned.

So it will return higher and leave the formula I don't even go through all of the other conditions. I'll just hit Control Zed and let's check this out. So for this, when it comes across the first test here, when I press F9 it returns false, right? So it goes on and goes to the next condition.

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What is being returned here? It returns false, so it goes through the next condition, the next condition was hard coded to true, so it returns the same. So basically, when something's ready in the formula and you then set a true at the end, it returns whatever you want as the last standard condition or last catchall condition. Okay, so that's the purpose of true in the end, and I just hit Escape so I don't overwrite my formula.

Okay, that's the solution with the IFS function. Now I also have the version with the IF function here. In terms of length, it isn't really any different whether you use the IFS function or the IF function.

The IFS function may be easier to read than the nested IF function. The difference becomes more apparent when you have a lot more conditions So let's do another example. (Happy music) In your second example here, we wa I don't want to collect feedback on how our staff enjoyed this team building event.

They found it either great, average, good, or bad. I just entered a data validation here by going to data, data validation, adding the list here and just typing in the different options. Now I want to get an emoji back.

And I also want to conditionally format these emojis. So let's start with using the IFS function. My first test is if this is amazing then I want to get back I'll use the keyboard shortcut Windows and the point, the emoji I want, let's go with this one.

Now remember that emojis are just text too, so don't forget to put them in quotation marks. So this is my first test, now the second condition is if B17 is good then I want to go back, now let's go with another emoji, let's go with the happy face here. Then the third condition is if B17 is average then I want to get back, let's go with this without the mouth.

And my last is if B17, now I always say if, but I don't type if correctly because I'm in the IFS function. So let's just move on to the next argument. If this is bad then I want, now let's move on to this really sad one.

I'll just close the bracket and hit enter and see what we get. This one looks good, that's amazing. Let's pull this down, we get average good, bad, and we get these NAs because we didn't mention what if it's empty, right? So here I could add this specific condition, or I could add the catchall condition and say true, so if it comes here and it doesn't find a match, I don't want to return anything, and that's just quotes, quotes and typing if patina it's great thinks she gets the emoji here.

So let's conditionally format that too, I'm just going to highlight that and go to Home, Conditional Formatting and add a new rule because unfortunately the windows emojis, there are no colors, that looks a bit boring. It would be nice to give at least a few of these some color. O I go with this 'Format only cells that contain the cell value', I just say right away and insert the emoji I want to format, so was mine Emoji this Make the font of it, let's go with a green color and okay.

And okay. And if I want to add another one, I can manage rules or just add a new rule. And again go and 'Format only cells that contain', 'let's go in a moment, this time I'll format the really sad one and let's give these a blue font.

So do that and okay, and okay. Okay so this one turns blue. I mean, you can repeat this for the others if you want, and if you ever want to change a condition you can go to Manage Rules and see the different rules here.

Okay so now if we have an average one, if we have a bad one, first of all, we let them show up here. Okay, so this is the IFS version. Now down here to unhide those columns I have the IF version of it.

I didn't do any conditional formatting, not seeing the colors, but note that the IF version can seem a little more complex due to the many brackets here and the fact that we have IF in the middle. The IFS version is a bit cleaner, is much easier to read. Well, before we summarize that, I have a bonus tip for you.

If you are writing nested IF functions or long and complex IFS functions, consider using a lookup function instead. So in this case, for example, I could use a V-lookup function if I create a look-up table here on the side. What the V-lookup function does is that it looks up that value in this table and returns the second field.

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The reason I have this in the IFNA function is that I can't return anything if the value I'm looking for isn't in the table. Now, if you want to learn more about the V-Search I have a separate article on it, the link to it is in the description below. Now in addition to V lookup, if you are one of the lucky ones who already have X-Lookup you can also use the X-Lookup-Fu nction, I have a separate article on this too, so be sure to check out the description of this article .

So when writing more complex IFS or IF statements keep in mind examples of how to use Excel's IFS function. Now I can tell you from experience that if you have been writing nested IF formulas for years, switching is not easy. It takes some effort, but you will end up with leaner and easier-to-read formulas.

I hope you enjoyed this article. If so, don't forget to give that thumbs up before you leave, and if you haven't already subscribed to this channel, consider subscribing and we'll see you in the next article. (lively music)

## How do you do median IF statements in Excel?

4 Answers. Assuming your categories are in cells A1:A6 and the corresponding values are in B1:B6, you might try typing the formula =**MEDIAN**(**IF**($A:$A="Airline",$B:$B,"")) in another cell and then pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER . Using CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER tells **Excel** to treat the formula as an "array formula".

Welcome to Excel 2010 Statistics Video Number 34.5 If you want to download this workbook Excel 2010 Statistics Chapter 3/3 file click the link below the article so there are three files for Chapter 3 in this article here This is our final topic for Chapter 3 We have some autoshere and prices and we need to calculate the mean median mode and standard deviation, but look at this column of numbers.

Usually we just calculate the mean standard deviation median with functions and we mark the whole column, but wait a second, we need to isolate so we only need to do it for Ford and then only for Toyota Honda Well there is a built in function for that Mean, if we have now made a lot of counts in this class, if so, if so, we know that with criteria we can count well if we calculate an average that is sad and small divided by the number, so there is an average if, but when you get to the standard deviation, there is no standard deviation.If no problem we can do something called an array formula, we are just g to put the if function in the standard deviation function, the first is, and not only that, but then we'll do the z-score - I'm going to do something pretty tricky, we'll have to do a bidirectional search to compute a column from Z-scores correct, because when we calculate the mean or median or the standard deviation, we calculate what is called an aggregate number, so we take all the numbers 1 2 3 4 4 4 and do a calculation, but when we do the z-score, is the z-score is a calculation on a certain value, so we have to do something pretty difficult to get a z-score. Now the first thing I want to do is take this column and extract a unique list in our stats class, which we will call a list of items so I will highlight the whole column labeled above I go to the advanced data filter, I will say, copy to another location, the list area 1 to 15 is the correct criteria range we don't need it because we are going to use that as our criteria to copy unique records first and then - imgonna say right there and then click ok.

I am now typing my tab in I type in standard deviation without spitting let's say DV I don't even know how to write standard deviation I hope that's it I add a space then hit f7 to spell check no I guess I didn't get a correct deviation all right So if the spelling was checked with f7 in edit mode Nom and a backspace key, I'll now click Median in tab mode, and I'll click in a cell and ctrl asterisks on the number pad to highlight the whole thing here I'm igniting all put this seal on and since I'm going to put a calculation there, I'll set the color green. I wanted to differentiate the cells with actual formulas and the cells with raw data Make it small, all right, so we have a function for the mean if the range matches the criteria which I'll highlight and f4 to lock it, comma, the criteria here comma and the average range that is with the actual numbers to do the mean calculation I press f4 to lock it enter close brackets control and then copy down you know you owe me this i have a higher average cost than this for this particular sample here alright now standard deviation we can do stdev point s this is an example this is an S 2010 function, of course the 2007 function is that , normally we just highlight the entire column but as we mentioned earlier that would calculate the total standard deviation for all the numbers and that's not what we want for Ford, we just want one two three and four so check this out, instead of here, we've seen the average when there is no standard deviation. Point s Point F correct so now we need to put the if function right here, once you do this we will see that it is a special kind of formula name form is an array formula but let's create our logic test.

Usually you put a single logical test here that has a true or a false, but we want to ask the question of the whole e column, so I'll highlight f4 versus average, if an account if we don't put a comma and then criteria here we have to actually create it equals sign the equals sign actually touches the cell references and then click right there what that does and I'm going to highlight this and press and the f9 key is the f9 key you can see it gives us a number of trues and false, so the truth exactly matches its position in this list, so now I'm going to use Ctrl Z to undo that we just did that to see the through and false reports that this particular construction was many true and false returns, this is the logical test now, so every time we have a true one we actually want the number, so I type a comma and the W ert of true the whole column you see how the symbol this resembles the average if function we just did but the construction is different if whatever criteria and then the value of true in the whole range now you have to press f4, now we don't need the value if wrong correct then close parentheses on the if you could see the green and then close parentheses on the standard deviation point, this is an array formula and the reason it is an array formula is that a single logical one Streak is expected to have a true or a false but now we've given it a lot so you have to tell Excel that this is an array formula and the way you do it is by using Ctrl and Shift keys Hold down, so I'll hold down, and then now hit Enter at the top of the Formula Bar. You might see those little curly braces, which means that Excel understood that you were entering an array formula that you can't enter the ones in here I'm going to pull down now Wow, look at the standard deviation for the Honda, must be a little gigantic, Hana okay so the honda there are 16,000 wowso we could see the standard deviation clearly, the variation in the data points for honda is much larger, we could see the mean represents its mean less fair than the other two even though it looks like it the mean value for the Ford represents its data points more fairly, because the standard deviation is lower everything is fine I'll do it now mode is the same mode point single Youknow 2010 function it is mon point single which means that we only want a single mode I bet there is none here if you mark the whole column with the criteria F to use your equal sign I 'I want to say e s gives the criterion comma and then the value of true all these values I very much doubt there is a mode. All i close the brackets close the brackets it will just give us unavailable if there is no mode now control shift enter i see my little curly braces and i i will pull it down we can see that if we had a mode , that means that two prices and two prices are the same, it would deliver it, but no problem we want us to say that there is no mode, all right, amedium yes, so the design criteria F 4 corresponds to the criteria the actual one single bit of the criterion comma the value if true all values are F 4close brackets we need the wrong closed brackets on the median control move input then drag it down, so now i was not going to show you an apivot table too, which will Pivot table doesn't do this or not so it can only do the mean and standard deviation if you want them all and you're doing formulas to d To get ies you could just as easily do all the formulas like this, but I'll click in a cell and I'll use the keyboard shortcut instead of insert pivot table Pivot table I'll click in a cell and alt n VT I'll click on existing sheet I'm going to right click here Click OK, now I'll just tap the Rose Sales Once Sales Twice I'm going to close this field list Right Click Summarize Values as Average It's definitely a phenomenon to click here and type in a bit easier than that Formulas ok and then right click here to summarize the values as the standard deviation is not shown here but I click on more options or you can go down to the field settings for the value and we want to cancel the population if not the p1, but the sample, one click OK, I'll just enter SD or a small s, is that our symbol? Statistics for the standard deviation so you can see we're getting the same calculations now I'm expanding this column here We're going to do something pretty tricky here We care about the mean and standard deviation when we recalculate Z, so I'll do it plaster- Highlight Score Here I'm going to click and then click that button that copies the formatting, now normal what we're doing this is four Z scores we want to know how many standard deviations are above or below the mean sorry I say certain value minus and then you'd have to take the mean for Ford so you subtracted it straight away, here is the actual mean 24 We can see that this particular value is above the mean, so we get a positive Z value, but around to standardize it, now divide it by the standard deviation.

What we repeat here, we would have to do all of these v Create different formulas one at a time because when copying the formula we don't know how to get the mean for Ford and the standard deviation for four That's the calculation, that's the formatting now, so I come up here in general or control-shift-tilde or a serious accent it's the button to the left of the number one now we have to do something to change this now i just look at this f2 on the right here it looks at the ford mean and this g2 looks at the ford standard deviation go to this one Spreadsheet and get Ford if Ford says here I know to get the mean and standard deviation well that's easy enough we can use the V-search function now I'll just delete that and see if we can use it the vlookup function fetches a copy of the formula and looks up the writing mean value, depending on what is in the column, the first column corresponds to V lookup vlookupis a lookup fun ktion they will look up where we will say hey V lookup look up whatever is, two cells before my left ford comma is the table that just contains our lookup values here and the values that are returned either here or here so I'm going to highlight this whole table if you look up always looking for a match in the first column and then returning something from either the second or third column, the table is on the right in the comma column you have to tell it which column is the number has to go back to the cell, this is the mean in the second column so I'm going to put two in you can see the green box right there, column one, two, three If we do the standard deviation, we'll change that to three commas in a moment and then you have either an approximate or an exact specification We have words we are looking for exactly Toyota you would have an approximate match for tax tables that we don't have here, so we want false or null, that just means it will only be found for closed brackets control input or whatever is in this column here, so now if I double click and send thisdown look sure enough , it looks at toyota, the vlookup knows it has to go, finds it in the first column, it jumps to the second column and claps it into the cell 'now find the honda standard deviation, we can use this, i will copy we have to use the thing twice in our formula I will copy it and delete it remember that the formula in particular is minus a mean value divided by the standard deviation which is now the simple formula, right since I actually have to write here it will be our standard deviation so I double click on it to highlight it and check that it replaces that cell reference, now it can look up the correct standard deviation en, depending on what is in the first column, double click the V control and I'll change it too. This part of the vlookup is looking for the right averaging control, double click and submit it and I'll go test it has a special value - and let's see it by hand I'd say Toyota look that's what the forum does over there get to the second column that brings it back down tight brackets divided by and now look for toyota goover here find the toyota looking a two third column click ok so i saw how vlookup actually works for me and i checked that it is actually right looks standard deviation or no, I mean if standard deviation if mode if median ifand the Z if with two vlookups okay until the next article

## How do you find the median of a group in Excel?

**Excel MEDIAN**Function- Summary.
- Get the
**median**of a**group**of numbers. - A number representing the
**median**. - =
**MEDIAN**(number1, , ...) - number1 - A number or cell reference that refers to numeric values.
- Version.
- When the total number of supplied numbers is odd, the
**median**is**calculated**as the middle number in the**group**.

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We have two cases 9 14 etc. I'll only work on the first one but it's basically the same idea the problem with this type of table is that it is not easy to calculate the mean, standard deviation and median to do this you know a few tricks of what to do first to create a column that shows you the mean in each category, I extracted this from here, so here I add the left function based on two two from the left and add two add another to get the midpoint between 20 and 24 And then I copy this formula down, then I need the frequency extracted outside of the depth table so I used a more complicated formula I use the correct function based the correct function on a - how far how many characters from the right sometimes one sometimes two characters to find the length of the whole and deduct the position of the character from it ers from, which is always here at the end and this length is 2 in this case you could subtract minus 1, but that doesn't matter in this case and then I'll use findfunction the find function says search for the character s in the text a 2 and that is at position 11 we subtract that from the length and we take the right part of it and then that is ultimately the ultimate function you need the value of that otherwise you get a string because of it It didn't matter whether you have space, or copy this formula down and that's what we have, so now we should be able to calculate the average age of the age we used the sum product function that says multiply the range D through 4d 10 by the range e 2 for e 10, so that's the mean times the frequency fine and that's 4901 and divide that by the sum of all the frequencies which is 108 and the end result is forty-five point vi er thatwasn not overly complicated it gets a bit hairy if you want the standard deviation and median as well I did that for you and then I put that in column G let's hide that for a moment we're going to calculate a standard deviation we do that by taking each mean, subtract the mean and the difference from that, which we raise to the power of two, and B could sum all that up later and we're going to do this here, instead the variance is the square root of the variance what is the variance, which is the sum of all these differences to the power of two and there we go again to the square root function based on the sum product, so we are going to multiply these two ranges, that is, to sum the product one, then we divide that again by the sum of all the situations this is the sum product computation and we take the square load of all of that and that tells us that our standard deviation is the square root of the variance and that's ten point eight so those age groups are so spread out in this case, okay we're gonna do the last we need an age median and a bit more complicated than it looks, we need a new column the cumulative frequencies so two plus nine plus fourteen etc to relative or not locked and if you copy this formula down it changes to e2 for e3 e to 44 etc. gives you a nice cumulative sum so the median is now of all is halfway through these 108 cases so we're going to divide 100 a by two and then land somewhere here or there and look up what the corresponding midpoint value is, how can y do that with the index function, so here we are using the index Function and the index function says in range2 after, for the age of 10, that's here where is half that in the line is that we are using the match function to get d To do this, the value is the sum of the cumulative frequencies, each 10 divided by 2 that is half the value Look that in h2 for H 10 the match type is 1, which means that you are looking for the previous value in ascending order, so we have to call that for this and wedo that by adding plus 1 which happens to be in lo 6 and we want to find in column 1 of the whole range where we want to find the corresponding midpoint value 4 point 7 as the match function in row 657 and the corresponding one is in place Get Median Age You will find that as you change these frequencies, the mean will naturally adjust, the standard deviation will adjust, and the median will adjust.

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## How to find the median of a formula in Excel?

Type the following formula in the cell: =MEDIAN(IF(D3:D8=D10,E3:E8)) Press and hold the Ctrl and Shift keys. Press the Enter key to create the array formula. The answer 15875 (,875 with formatting) appears in cell E10 since this is the middle tender for Project A.

## When to use the if function inside median?

Given a range, it will return the MEDIAN (middle) number in that range. To apply criteria, we use the IF function inside MEDIAN to 'filter' values. In this example, the IF function filters by group like this: This expression compares each value in the named range 'group' against the value in E5 ('A').

## How do you calculate conditional median in F5?

To calculate a conditional median based on one or more criteria you can use an array formula that uses the MEDIAN and IF functions together. In the example shown, the formula in F5 is: where 'group' is the named range B5:B14, and 'data' is the named range C5:C14.

## When to use the median if formula in CSE?

Because of the keys pressed to create the array formula, they are sometimes referred to as CSE formulas. The syntax and arguments for the MEDIAN IF formula are as follows: Since the IF function is nested inside the MEDIAN function, the entire IF function becomes the sole argument for the MEDIAN function.