# How to Use Excel DVARP Function?

Excel DVARP Function: Microsoft Excel is a powerful data visualization and analysis program used all around the world. It uses spreadsheets to store, organize, or perform operations with formulas and functions. To get the variance of an entire population extracted from records that match the given condition, use the Excel DVARP Function.

In this article, you will learn how to use Excel DVARP Function with its syntax, explanation, and example. Get an official version of MS Excel from the following link:

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## Definition of DVARP Function

• Here, you will see the syntax of the DVARP function.
• This function returns the variance of the entire population by using the values in a list or database based on the given condition or criteria.

## Syntax

• Here, you will see the syntax of the DVARP function.
• To apply this function on your spreadsheet, you have to select a cell and enter the formula in the following format.
• Once you enter the formula, just click on the button to get the result.

=DVARP(database, field, criteria)

Arguments Description:

• Database – It is the database range including headers.
• Field – It is an optional one. This is the field name or index to count.
• Criteria – It is the criteria range including headers.

Note:
1) You need to give the field argument as a name within the double quotes (” “) or a number representing the field index.
2) The database and criteria range must include the matching table headers.
3) If you didn’t provide the field argument as a name within the double quotes (” “), then it returns #NAME? Error.

## Examples

Let’s see some examples to understand how DVARP Function will work.

• Initially, you have to open your Excel workbook on your PC and launch a worksheet that has data.
• For example, we have given a range of input values in B5:E10 and the criteria range (B2:E3). The given condition is “Product=Pencil, Qty>3” and the output is displayed in Cell G6.
• Then, we have to apply the above-mentioned formula to get the result, as shown in the following screenshot.
• Finally, we need to click on the button to get the result.
• If you didn’t provide the field argument as a name within the double quotes (” “), then it returns #NAME? Error.

### Multi-row Criteria

• Multi-row criteria have one or more rows below the headers. These are joined by using OR logic.
• The expressions in a given criteria row are joined with AND logic.

## End of the Article

In the above article, you can clearly understand the usage of Excel DVARP Function with its syntax, explanation, and example. Give your suggestions in the below comment section. To learn more about Excel functions, then visit our webpage Aawexcel.com.

## Video Tutorial

Use the following video to know how to apply the Excel DVARP function in the spreadsheet with examples.