AVERAGE

AVERAGE

Average numeric expressions in the current work area

Syntax

      AVERAGE <nExp list> TO <idVar list>
             [<scope>] [WHILE <lCondition>] [FOR <lCondition>]

Arguments

<nExp list> is a list of the numeric values to AVERAGE for each record processed.

TO <idVar list> identifies a list of receiving variables which will contain the average results. Variables that either do not exist or are not visible are created as private variables. <idVar list> must contain the same number of elements as <nExp list>.

<scope> defines the portion of the current database file to AVERAGE. The default scope is ALL.

WHILE <lCondition> specifies the set of records meeting the condition from the current record until the condition fails.

FOR <lCondition> specifies the conditional set of records to AVERAGE within the given scope.

Description

AVERAGE calculates the average of one or more numeric expressions to variables for a range of records in the current database file. Zero values are counted in the AVERAGE unless explicitly ruled out with a FOR condition.

Examples

      .  This example averages a single numeric field using a condition
         to select a subset of records from the database file:
      USE Sales NEW
      AVERAGE Amount TO nAvgAmount FOR Branch = "100"
      .  This example finds the average date for a range of dates:
      AVERAGE (SaleDate - CTOD("00/00/00")) ;
         TO nAvgDays FOR !EMPTY(SaleDate)
      dAvgDate := CTOD("00/00/00") + nAvgDays

Seealso

DBEVAL(), SUM, TOTAL

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