Previously, we’ve seen how great the SUBTOTAL function is for doing calculations dynamically on a filtered list in Excel. In recent versions of Excel there is a new function that just might be even better — the AGGREGATE function is similar to SUBTOTAL and has a few advantages.
To begin with, AGGREGATE has 19 functions, compared to SUBTOTAL’s 11. Another advantage is that AGGREGATE can also ignore other things such as errors and nested SUBTOTAL functions in addition to the hidden data.
Watch this short video to see the steps for setting up an AGGREGATE total, and see how it differs from SUM and SUBTOTAL.