Returns the median value in a range of values that match a certain condition.

Option Base 1 

'rgeCriteria - The range of cells containing the criteria you want to check.
'sCriteria - The criteria value you want to match.
'rgeMedianRange - The range of corresponding values you want the median of.

Public Function MEDIANIF(ByVal rgeCriteria As Range, _
                         ByVal sCriteria As String, _
                         ByVal rgeMedianRange As Range) As Single
Dim iconditioncolno As Integer
Dim inumberscolno As Integer
Dim lrowno As Long
Dim lmatch As Long
Dim arsngvalues() As Single
Dim sngmedian As Single
Dim bsorted As Boolean
Dim vcellvalue As Variant

   iconditioncolno = rgeCriteria.Column
   inumberscolno = rgeMedianRange.Column
   ReDim arsngvalues(rgeCriteria.Rows.Count)
   For lrowno = 1 To rgeCriteria.Rows.Count
      vcellvalue = rgeCriteria.Parent.Cells(rgeCriteria.Row + lrowno - 1, inumberscolno).Value
      If rgeCriteria.Parent.Cells(rgeCriteria.Row + lrowno - 1, iconditioncolno).Value = sCriteria And _
      IsNumeric(vcellvalue) = True Then
         lmatch = lmatch + 1
         arsngvalues(lmatch) = rgeCriteria.Parent.Cells(rgeCriteria.Row + lrowno - 1, inumberscolno).Value
      End If

      If lmatch > 0 And IsEmpty(vcellvalue) = True Then Exit For
   Next lrowno
   ReDim Preserve arsngvalues(lmatch)
      bsorted = True
      For lrowno = 2 To lmatch
         If arsngvalues(lrowno - 1) > arsngvalues(lrowno) Then
            sngmedian = arsngvalues(lrowno - 1)
            arsngvalues(lrowno - 1) = arsngvalues(lrowno)
            arsngvalues(lrowno) = sngmedian
            bsorted = False
         End If
      Next lrowno
   Loop Until bsorted = True
   If lmatch Mod 2 = 0 Then MEDIANIF = (arsngvalues(CInt(lmatch / 2)) + arsngvalues(1 + CInt(lmatch / 2))) / 2
   If lmatch Mod 2 = 1 Then MEDIANIF = arsngvalues((lmatch + 1) / 2)
End Function

There is an Array Formula equivalent if you do not want to use the user defined function (see below).
This includes hidden rows.
This user defined function is similar to the built-in SUMIF function.

Array Formula

To find out more about Array Formulas please refer to the Array Formulas section.
To find out more about the individual functions please refer to the MEDIAN function and IF function pages.
This example illustrates how to use an array formula to obtain the median value in a column based on a condition.

The formula in row 16 returns the median in the "Sales" department.
The formula in row 17 returns the median in the "IT" department.
The formula [C3:C14="Sales"] returns an array of 1's and 0's indicating if the value in column "C" satisfies the condition.
Every number 1 in this array represents the value True in the IF statement and therefore has its corresponding value returned from column "D".
Every number 0 in this array represents the value False in the IF statement and therefore an empty string is returned in this case. The MEDIAN function will ignore any string values.
The use of the empty string is to ensure that the formula works with both positive and negative numbers.
This array of numbers is then passed to the MEDIAN() function to obtain the largest number.
Remember that you must press (Ctrl + Shift + Enter) to enter the formulas.


You cannot use column references (such as "A:A" or "D:D") in your array formulas.
Any cell ranges passed to an array formula must have the same number of rows. This is to ensure that all the temporary arrays used are the same length.

© 2019 Better Solutions Limited. All Rights Reserved. © 2019 Better Solutions Limited TopPrevNext