This is the sample dataset, showcasing *States, Product, Quantity,* and *Sales*.

### Method 1 – Using the SUBTOTAL Function Including Hidden Values

Rows 7,11, and 14 are hidden.

**Steps:**

- Select a blank cell:
**E16**to keep the result. - Use the formula in
**E16**.

`=SUBTOTAL(1,E5:E14)`

1 is the **AVERAGE **function and **E5:E14** is the data range. This function will consider all the cells even the hidden ones.

- Press
**ENTER**to see the result.

This is the output.

**Read More: **How to Calculate Sum & Average with Excel Formula

### Method 2 – Applying the SUBTOTAL Function Excluding Hidden Values

*101* is the 1st argument of the **SUBTOTAL** function to perform an operation excluding hidden values.

**Steps:**

- Select a blank cell:
**E16**and enter the following formula.

`=SUBTOTAL(101,E5:E14)`

101 is the** AVERAGE **function and **E5:E14** is the data range. The function will consider visible cells only, not the hidden ones.

- Press
**ENTER**to see the result.

**Read More: **How to Average Only Visible Cells in Excel

### Method 3 – Using the Subtotal Feature to Find the Average in Excel

- Select data.
- Go the
**Data**tab**>>**choose**Sort & Filter****>>**select**Sort**.

In the **Sort **dialog box:

- Choose
**States**in**Sort by**and**A to Z**in**Order**. - Click
**OK**.

This is the output.

Use the **Subtotal** feature:

- Select data.
- Go to the
**Data**tab**>>**choose**Outline****>>**select**Subtotal**.

In the dialog box:

- Select
**States**in**At each change in the**. - Choose
**Average**in**Use function**. - Check
**Quantity**and**Sales**. - Click
**OK**.

This is the output.

If you click the *Minus ***(-) **sign at the bottom of the 2nd box, you will see the average values. You can also click the 2nd box (on the left of the worksheet, beside the column name).

This is the output.

If you click the *Minus ***(-) **sign at the bottom of the 1st box, you will see the* Grand Average *values. You can also click the 1st box (on the left of the worksheet, beside the column name).

This is the output.

### Method 4 – Creating a Dynamic SUBTOTAL Function to calculate the Average in Excel

#### Step 1: Inserting a Table to Create a Dynamic SUBTOTAL Function

- Select data.
- Press
**CTRL+T**to create a table.

In **Create Table**:

- The table range is auto-selected.
- Check
**My table has headers**. - Click
**OK.**

This is the output.

- Select any header.
- In
**Table Design****>>**go to**Properties****>>**name your table. Here,*Product*.

#### Step 2: Using Functions to calculate the Subtotal Average

- Select a blank cell:
**D15**to keep the result. - Enter the formula in
**D15**and press**ENTER**.

`=SUBTOTAL(1,Product[Quantity])`

1 is the** AVERAGE **function, and *Product[Quantity] *is the data range: **D5:D14**. The function will consider all cells, even the hidden ones.

- Use the formula in
**E15**and press**ENTER**.

`=SUBTOTAL(1,Product[Sales])`

- Enter the function number and function name manually in
**B18:C19**. - Enter the following formula in
**E18**and press**Enter**.

`=INDEX(B18:B19,MATCH(C15,C18:C19,0))`

**Formula Breakdown**

**The MATCH function**returns the position of the specified values.**MATCH(C15,C18:C19,0)—>**returns 1.**The INDEX function**returns a reference or value of the intersection of a given row and column.**INDEX(B18:B19,1)—>**returns 1.

- Use the formula below in
**D15**.

`=SUBTOTAL($E$18,Product[Quantity])`

**E18** cell value was used instead of 1.

- Enter the formula in
**E15**.

`=SUBTOTAL($E$18,Product[Sales])`

**E18** cell value was used instead of 1.

#### Step 3: Using the Data Validation Feature to Create a Dynamic SUBTOTAL Function

- Select
**C15**to insert the drop-down option. - In
**Data****>>**go to**Data Tools**. - In
**Data Validation****>>**choose**Data Validation…**.

In the **Data Validation** dialog box:

- In
**Settings**tab**>>**choose**List**in**Allow:**. - Enter the
**Source**and click**OK**.

Rows 7,11, and 14 were hidden.

When you choose *Selected Average* from the drop-down arrow, it will show the result ignoring the hidden cells.

When you choose *Average* from the drop-down, it will show the result including the hidden cells.

**Read More: **How to Average Filtered Data in Excel

### Method 5 – Using a Combination of Functions to Calculate the Subtotal Average

- Go to
**E16**and use the following formula.

`=AVERAGE(IF(B5:B14="California",E5:E14))`

- Press
**ENTER**to see the result.

You will see the average sales in *California*.

**Formula Breakdown**

The **IF **function returns the result that fulfills a given condition.

**B5:B14=”California”**is a logical test. The function tests whether the cell value of the**B**column is*California*.*Use the Inverted Comma in strings.***E5:E14**if the logic is*TRUE,*it will return the cell value of column**E**. Otherwise, it returns*FALSE*.**IF(B5:B14=”California”,E5:E14)—>**returns**{FALSE,FALSE,59500,FALSE,900,FALSE,FALSE,1600,310,FALSE}.**- The
**AVERAGE**function finds the average of the above output.**Output:**15,578

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