# How to Use Excel STANDARDIZE Function?

STANDARDIZE Function: Sometimes, we want to get the normalized value based on mean and standard deviation, then you can use the STANDARDIZE function in your worksheet. This is one of the built-in features of Microsoft Excel. It offers various built-in formulas and functions for performing mathematical operations.

This article describes the usage of the Excel STANDARDIZE Function with its syntax, explanation, and examples. Get an official version of MS Excel from the following link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/microsoft-365/excel

## Description of STANDARDIZE Function

• This function returns the normalized value based on the mean and standard deviation.
• You can find the standard deviation of a set of input values using the STDEV function.
• To find the mean of the given input values, use the AVERAGE function.
• The equation to find the normalized value is as follows.

## Syntax

• Here, you will see the syntax of the STANDARDIZE 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.

=STANDARDIZE(x, mean, standard_dev)

Arguments Explanation:

• x – The input value that you need to normalize.
• Mean – It is the arithmetic mean of the distribution.
• Standard_dev – It is the standard deviation of the distribution.

Note:
1) If the standard_dev is less than or equal to 0 and then this function returns the #NUM! Error.
2) If any of the arguments are non-numeric values such as letters and symbols and then this function returns #VALUE! Error.

## Examples

Let’s see some examples to understand this concept easily.

• Initially, you have to open your Excel workbook on your PC and launch a worksheet that has data.
• In the below screenshot, you can be able to see the input range in Column B, and its mean value is given in Cell F2, and the standard_dev value is given in Cell F3.
• Then, you have to enter the formula in the cell as shown below to get the result.
• After entering the formula, you need to click the button to get the output, as shown below. You can drag down the cell to fill the remaining cells.

## Input that Causes Error

• If the standard_dev is less than or equal to 0 and then this function returns the #NUM! Error.
• If any of the arguments are non-numeric values such as letters and symbols and then this function returns #VALUE! Error.