Understanding Aggregation in Google Sheets

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:

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#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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