AVERAGEA DAX Function (Aggregation) Not recommended

Returns the average (arithmetic mean) of the values in a column. Handles text and non-numeric values.


AVERAGEA ( <ColumnName> )
Parameter Attributes Description

A column that contains the values for which you want the average.

Return values

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


The AVERAGEA function takes a column and averages the numbers in it, but also handles non-numeric data types transforming them to 0.
It is useless to use this function in DAX because with non-numeric columns the result is always 0.
Whenever there are no rows to aggregate, the function returns a blank.

Related functions

Other related functions are:

Last update: Jun 20, 2019   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

MSDN documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/averagea-function-dax

DAX Conventions
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.


This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.


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