# How to use the formula function of table in WPS Writer

Uploaded time: February 25, 2022 Difficulty Beginner

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How to use the formula function of table in WPS Writer

# How to use the formula function of table in WPS Writer

You know what? In WPS Writer, not only can we perform simple calculations on the table data, but apply the formulas of built-in functions. Here are a few commonly used functions for you to explore.

Take this table as an example.

Assume that we want to count how many **Expense** there are in the whole table. We can use the **COUNT** function to count the number of data in the table.

Tips: The **COUNT **function in WPS can only be applied in counting number data, while the empty cells, logical values, or text data will be omitted.

Now, suppose that we want to calculate the average of **Expense details**.

In **Paste function**, choose the **AVERAGE **function, and set **Table area** as **Above**. In the **Number format** area, we can choose from different formats as needed, such as the thousands separator **#,##0**.

Additionally, assume that we want to calculate the average of air-delivery fee, we can select the result we've got before and right-click to choose **Edit Field**. In the dialog, we can reset the range of values to calculate the average, that is, change **Above** to **D15:D19**.

Alternatively, we can press the shortcut key **Shift+F9** to activate the **Toggle Field Codes** function. Thus, the calculation result is changed to **Field Codes**, and the formula can be set directly.

In addition to the ones mentioned above, WPS Writer provides plenty of functions for users to apply in the table. Have a try now!

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