Average for multiple 5 Star Rating Columns

A Rose
A Rose āœ­āœ­āœ­
edited 06/15/21 in Formulas and Functions

Hi,

I have about 8 columns with ratings, all columns have the 5 star rating option, how can I collect an average of all columns?

Thank you! šŸ˜ƒ

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  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome āœ­āœ­āœ­āœ­āœ­āœ­
    Answer āœ“

    You would take this formula:

    =IF([1st Column]@row = "Empty", 0, IF([1st Column]@row = "One", 1, IF([1st column]@row = "Two", 2, IF([1st Column]@row = "Three", 3, IF([1st Column]@row = "Four", 4, 5))))


    Then you would copy it and change it to [2nd Column]. Then again for the third column and again for the 4th column, so on and so forth until you have the IF written out for each of your 8 columns.


    Then you would nest each of those IF statements in the AVG function.

    =AVG(IF([1st Column]@row = "Empty", 0,...............), IF([2nd Column]@row = "Empty", 0,...............), IF([3rd Column]@row = "Empty", 0,...............), ...........................)

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  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome āœ­āœ­āœ­āœ­āœ­āœ­

    You would need to use a helper column or multiple helper columns with a formula to convert the stars into usable numbers. It could be done without helper columns, but the formula gets rather bulky rather quickly.


    =IF([1st Column]@row = "Empty", 0, IF([1st Column]@row = "One", 1, IF([1st column]@row = "Two", 2, IF([1st Column]@row = "Three", 3, IF([1st Column]@row = "Four", 4, 5))))


    You would then duplicate this for each of the other columns to output a numerical value based on the number of stars.


    If you wanted to keep everything in a single column, you would write out each IF for each of the columns, separate them with commas, then nest them in an AVG function.

    =AVG(IF([1st Column]@row = 0, 0, .......................................), IF([2nd Column]@row = 0, 0, .......................................), IF([3rd Column]@row = 0, 0, .......................................), .................................)

  • A Rose
    A Rose āœ­āœ­āœ­

    Hi @Paul Newcome ,

    Can you please spell out this formula for me?

    "=AVG(IF([1st Column]@row = 0, 0, .......................................), IF([2nd Column]@row = 0, 0, .......................................), IF([3rd Column]@row = 0, 0, .......................................), .................................)"

    This is probably what i need, avaerage of all columns.

    (Btw. the first formula is simple =[1st Column]@row then it'll give the same data..)

    Thank you!

  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome āœ­āœ­āœ­āœ­āœ­āœ­
    Answer āœ“

    You would take this formula:

    =IF([1st Column]@row = "Empty", 0, IF([1st Column]@row = "One", 1, IF([1st column]@row = "Two", 2, IF([1st Column]@row = "Three", 3, IF([1st Column]@row = "Four", 4, 5))))


    Then you would copy it and change it to [2nd Column]. Then again for the third column and again for the 4th column, so on and so forth until you have the IF written out for each of your 8 columns.


    Then you would nest each of those IF statements in the AVG function.

    =AVG(IF([1st Column]@row = "Empty", 0,...............), IF([2nd Column]@row = "Empty", 0,...............), IF([3rd Column]@row = "Empty", 0,...............), ...........................)

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