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# Understanding Aggregation in Google Sheets

Last Updated: August 20, 2022

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In the context of Google Sheets, aggregation is the process of summarizing tabular data.

You can aggregate/summarize tabular data in Google sheets by calculating the sum, average, maximum, minimum, median, etc. of all the values of a field.

Consider the following data set from a Google Sheet:

Here is how this tabular data can be aggregated in Google Sheets:

• Total sales from all customers = \$8,441.00
• Average sales from all customers = \$844.10
• Highest sales from a customer = \$2,130.00
• Lowest sales from a customer = \$380.00
• Median sales = \$738.50
• Total number of orders = 10
• Total number of customers = 8

Google Sheets provide many functions through which you can aggregate data. For example:

## #1 SUM

Use this function to calculate the sum/total of all values:

## #2 AVERAGE

Use this function to calculate the average of all values:

## #3 MAX

Use this function to find the maximum /highest value in a numeric field:

## #4 MIN

Use this function to find the minimum /lowest value in a numeric field:

## #5 MEDIAN

Use this function to find the median in a numeric field.

A median is a middle number in a sorted list of numbers:

## #6 COUNT

Use this function to count the number of values in a field:

## #7 COUNTUNIQUE

Use this function to count the number of unique values in a field:

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