AVERAGE DAX Function (Aggregation)

Returns the average (arithmetic mean) of all the numbers in a column.


AVERAGE ( <ColumnName> )
Parameter Attributes Description

The column that contains the numbers for which you want the average.

Return values

Scalar A single value of one these types: currency, decimal.


The AVERAGE function internally executes AVERAGEX, without any performance difference.
The following AVERAGE call:

AVERAGE ( table[column] )

corresponds to the following AVERAGEX call:

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--  AVERAGE is the short version of AVERAGEX, when used with one column only
--  In DAX, there are no differences between AVERAGEA and AVERAGE
    MEASURE Sales[AVG Quantity 1] = AVERAGE ( Sales[Quantity] )
    MEASURE Sales[AVG Quantity 2] = AVERAGEX ( Sales, Sales[Quantity] )
    MEASURE Sales[AVG Line Amount] =
        AVERAGEX ( Sales, Sales[Quantity] * Sales[Net Price] )
    "AVG Quantity 1", [AVG Quantity 1],
    "AVG Quantity 2", [AVG Quantity 2],
    "AVG Line Amount", [AVG Line Amount]
Color AVG Quantity 1 AVG Quantity 2 AVG Line Amount
Silver 1.40 1.40 344.49
Blue 1.41 1.41 388.00
White 1.40 1.40 266.75
Red 1.39 1.39 191.33
Black 1.40 1.40 243.68
Green 1.40 1.40 652.64
Orange 1.40 1.40 543.64
Pink 1.40 1.40 235.54
Yellow 1.42 1.42 47.90
Purple 1.36 1.36 79.65
Brown 1.40 1.40 559.52
Grey 1.40 1.40 411.63
Gold 1.41 1.41 365.89
Azure 1.37 1.37 244.70
Silver Grey 1.42 1.42 550.98
Transparent 1.40 1.40 3.68

More examples available for the AVERAGEX function.

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Last update: Jul 12, 2024   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

Microsoft documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/average-function-dax

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Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

This expression is executed in a Row Context. Click to read more.


Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.


This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.


A volatile function may return a different result every time you call it, even if you provide the same arguments. Click to read more.


This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

DirectQuery compatibility

Limitations are placed on DAX expressions allowed in measures and calculated columns.
The state below shows the DirectQuery compatibility of the DAX function.


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