Excel DVAR Function

This post will guide you how to use Excel DVAR function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

Description

The Excel DVAR Function will get the variance of a population based on a sample of numbers in a column in a list or database based on a given criteria.

The DVAR function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Database Function.

The DVAR function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.

Syntax

The syntax of the DVAR function is as below:

= DVAR (database, field, criteria)

Where the DVAR function arguments are:

  • Database -This is a required argument. The range of cells that containing the database.
  • Field – This is a required argument. The column with database that you want the minimum of.
  • Criteria – The range of cells that contains the conditions that you specify.

Excel DVAR Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel DVAR Function to get the variance of a population based on a sample by using the numbers in a column in a list or database that match a given criteria.

#1 to get the sample variance of cost for the numbers in a range A1:C11,  using the following formula:

=DVAR(A1:C11,C1,E1:E2)

excel dvar examples1


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