Extracting text from a column to find combine average
Hello and thank you for your help!
I have three "select one" dropdown columns that have rubric scores for questions, e.g.
1  no applicable experience
2  minimal experience
3  some ability
4  above average
5  high level
Is there a formula to just extract the score (or number) selected in each column and find the average?
For instance, if Column A score = 2  minimal experience, Column B score = 4  above average, and Column C score = 3 some ability, is there away to find the average of 3 in it's own column?
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Hey @Autumn Montegna
Try this
=AVG(VALUE(LEFT([your 1st column]@row, 1)), VALUE(LEFT([your 2nd column]@row, 1)), VALUE(LEFT([your 3rd column]@row, 1)))
Please be sure to change the column names to match your columns. The VALUE function forces the text to become a real number. The LEFT function is a way of extracting a specific number of characters, beginning from the left. The '1' in the formula above says grab only the first character.
cheers
Kelly
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