Can we exclude entries with “0” while using MySQL AVG function?

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To exclude entries with “0”, you need to use NULLIF() with function AVG().

The syntax is as follows

SELECT AVG(NULLIF(yourColumnName, 0)) AS anyAliasName FROM yourTableName;

Let us first create a table

mysql> create table AverageDemo
   - > (
   - > Id int NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY,
   - > StudentName varchar(20),
   - > StudentMarks int
   - > );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.72 sec)

Insert some records in the table using insert command.

The query is as follows

mysql> insert into AverageDemo(StudentName,StudentMarks) values('Adam',NULL);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.12 sec)
mysql> insert into AverageDemo(StudentName,StudentMarks) values('Larry',23);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.19 sec)
mysql> insert into AverageDemo(StudentName,StudentMarks) values('Mike',0);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.20 sec)
mysql> insert into AverageDemo(StudentName,StudentMarks) values('Sam',45);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.18 sec)
mysql> insert into AverageDemo(StudentName,StudentMarks) values('Bob',0);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.12 sec)
mysql> insert into AverageDemo(StudentName,StudentMarks) values('David',32);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.18 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement.

The query is as follows

mysql> select *from AverageDemo;

The following is the output

+----+-------------+--------------+
| Id | StudentName | StudentMarks |
+----+-------------+--------------+
|  1 | Adam        |         NULL |
|  2 | Larry       |           23 |
|  3 | Mike        |            0 |
|  4 | Sam         |           45 |
|  5 | Bob         |            0 |
|  6 | David       |           32 |
+----+-------------+--------------+
6 rows in set (0.00 sec)

The following is the query to exclude entries with “0” while using AVG

mysql> select AVG(nullif(StudentMarks, 0)) AS Exclude0Avg from AverageDemo;

The following is the output

+-------------+
| Exclude0Avg |
+-------------+
| 33.3333     |
+-------------+
1 row in set (0.05 sec)
raja
Published on 19-Mar-2019 16:31:40
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