Database Functions

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This document briefly describes database functions implemented in the Spreadsheet.

The database functions operates on a range of cells that makes up the list or database. A database in this context is a list of related data in which rows are records and columns are fields. The first row of the list contains labels for each column.

The database (or list) is identified as the datalist parameter in function syntax.

Name Description Syntax
DAVERAGE Returns the average of selected database entries. DAVERAGE(datalist, field, criteria)
DCOUNT Counts the cells that contain numbers in a database. DCOUNT(datalist, field, criteria)
DCOUNTA Counts nonblank cells in a database. DCOUNTA(datalist, field, criteria)
DGET Extracts from a database a single record that matches the specified criteria. DGET(datalist, field, criteria)
DMAX Returns the maximum value from selected database entries. DMAX(datalist, field, criteria)
DMIN Returns the minimum value from selected database entries. DMIN(datalist, field, criteria)
DPRODUCT Multiplies the values in a particular field of records that match the criteria in a database. DPRODUCT(datalist, field, criteria)
DSTDEV Estimates the standard deviation based on a sample of selected database entries. DSTDEV(datalist, field, criteria)
DSTDEVP Calculates the standard deviation based on the entire population of selected database entries. DSTDEVP(datalist, field, criteria)
DSUM Adds the numbers in the field column of records in the database that match the criteria. DSUM(datalist, field, criteria)
DVAR Estimates variance based on a sample from selected database entries. DVAR(datalist, field, criteria)
DVARP Calculates variance based on the entire population of selected database entries. DVARP(datalist, field, criteria)