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# Excel/average for months

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Hi.what i want is very simple.I have a worksheet with two columns.Column A has 3840 dates (from 09/06/1959 to 8/30/2002) and column B has the rainfall value for each date (no zero values).I need a way to calculate the average of each month of the years without doing it manualy.My worksheet is like this:

06/09/1959   38.1        (date in European format dd/mm/yy)
16/09/1959   44.0
18/09/1959   34.0
30/09/1959   2.0
07/10/1959   5.0
08/10/1959   19.0
09/10/1959   23.0
10/10/1959   1.0
11/10/1959   2.0
12/10/1959   14.0
30/10/1959   2.0
31/10/1959   1.0
01/11/1959   3.5
02/11/1959   0.3
03/11/1959   31.0
04/11/1959   10.4
06/11/1959   0.1
12/11/1959   0.1
13/11/1959   39.0
15/11/1959   6.0
16/11/1959   7.2
21/11/1959   0.1
22/11/1959   4.2
29/11/1959   1.1
30/11/1959   7.0
03/12/1959   37.0
04/12/1959   13.4
05/12/1959   11.0
06/12/1959   14.0
13/12/1959   7.0
14/12/1959   2.8
15/12/1959   11.8
18/12/1959   0.8
19/12/1959   3.0
20/12/1959   1.0
22/12/1959   22.6
24/12/1959   6.0
25/12/1959   16.0
28/12/1959   6.0
29/12/1959   4.8
03/01/1960   37.0
04/01/1960   1.5
07/01/1960   12.0
09/01/1960   5.5
10/01/1960   9.2
12/01/1960   48.5
13/01/1960   42.0
14/01/1960   1.0
15/01/1960   19.5
16/01/1960   1.0
17/01/1960   12.0
18/01/1960   3.8
19/01/1960   3.0
20/01/1960   1.0
23/01/1960   0.2
26/01/1960   1.0

Hello Stavros,

This is indeed simple, here's what you need to do:
1. Assuming your date is stored in Column B, and values are stored in Column C.
2. Insert the following formula in entire Column A and set the column heading as Month - =MONTH(B2)&"/"&YEAR(B2) - This will show the date in month / year format - 9/1959
3. Now select the range, click on Data Subtotals and add subtotals for every change in value for the Month column (Column A) and set the calculation as Average.

This should give you what you need

Hope this helps.

Gulshan.
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