# Excel DVAR Function

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

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**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)

**Related Functions**

- Excel DVARP Function

The Excel DVARP Function will get the variance of a population based on the entire population of numbers in a column in a list or database based on a given criteria. The syntax of the DVARP function is as below:= DVARP(database, field, criteria)…

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