# How to calculate % change and then the average from individual cells

#### raul8

##### New Member
Hello again community!! I have yet another eye turning calculation to make which i need help with.
In the past i got help to construct this formula: SUM(SUMIFS(H2:H18,B2:B18,{"*Hold*","*P5*","*P6*"},M2:M18,"*BP*",H2:H18,">0"))/SUM(SUMIFS(G2:G18,B2:B18,{"*Hold*","*P5*","*P6*"},M2:M18,"*BP*",G2:G18,">0"))-1 which using the sample data below it returns a value of 0.038851 but the expected return should be 0.546164. The formula works right given its parameters but i misunderstood the parameters. So here is what the formula should calculate:

In a sheet with 90 rows, the formula needs to first filter the data set to select the rows that meet the criteria from column B (if they contain 'Hold', 'P5', 'P6') and the criteria from column M (if they contain 'BP'), then calculate the % change btwn 2 numbers [(Column H / Colum G)-1] on each row and then calculate the average of the %s that are >0. To better represent the ask, on the data set below, i added column I as a helper column. So on this sample the final # to return should be the average of the rows highlighted in yellow because their calculated % are >0, all others need to be ignored.
Book1
ABCDEFGHIJKLM
1IDBoard ColumnTitleAssigned ToPriorityDelivery DOriginal Expected CostExpected Total CostHelper ColumnHealthWork Item TStateArea Path
277864Holdx2 - Highx1500002280000.52GreenENewManagement\BP
399698P3-x3 - Mediumx1130001130000GreenEActiveManagement\BP
471321P4-x3 - Mediumx58000580000GreenEActiveManagement\BP
5106537P5-x2 - Highx5500049000-0.10909GreenEActiveManagement\BP
699730P5-x1 - Criticalx8000008000000GreenEActiveManagement\BP
778140P5-x1 - Criticalx1590002500000.572327GreenEActiveManagement\BP
8114022P5-x4 - Lowx1434801434800GreenEActiveManagement\BP
9100849P5-x3 - Mediumx66000660000GreenEActiveManagement\BP
1068387P5-x2 - Highx1250001250000YellowEActiveManagement\BP
11106256P5-x3 - Mediumx1200001200000GreenEActiveManagement\BP
12108583P5-x3 - Mediumx1630001630000GreenEActiveManagement\PK
13100802P5-x2 - Highx2180002180000GreenEActiveManagement\PK
14106791P5-x2 - Highx9500009500000YellowEActiveManagement\BP
1599277P5-x2 - Highx130000013000000GreenEActiveManagement\BP
1694233P5-x3 - Mediumx1250001250000GreenEActiveManagement\BP
1755611P6-x3 - Mediumx72000720000GreenEActiveManagement\BP
1878728P6-x2 - Highx1300001300000YellowEActiveManagement\BP
19
200.546164
21#VALUE!
Sheet1
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
I2:I18I2=(H2/G2)-1
I20I20=AVERAGE(I2,I7)
I21I21=AVERAGE(I2:I18,">0")

#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Glad we could help & thanks for the feedback.

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#### alansidman

##### Well-known Member

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