# Multifunctional Functions

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This tip describes a technique that may be helpful in some situations - making a single worksheet function act like multiple functions. For example, the VBA listing below is for a custom function called StatFunction. It takes two arguments: the range (rng), and the operation (op). Depending on the value of op, the function will return any of the following: AVERAGE, COUNT, MAX, MEDIAN, MIN, MODE, STDEV, SUM, or VAR.

For example, you can use this function in your worksheet as follows:

``` =STATFUNCTION(B1:B24,A24)

```

The result of the formula depends on the contents of cell A24 -- which should be a string such as Average, Count, Max, etc. You can adapt this technique for other types of functions.

### The StatFunction Function

```Function STATFUNCTION(rng, op)
Select Case UCase(op)
Case "SUM"
STATFUNCTION = Application.Sum(rng)
Case "AVERAGE"
STATFUNCTION = Application.Average(rng)
Case "MEDIAN"
STATFUNCTION = Application.Median(rng)
Case "MODE"
STATFUNCTION = Application.Mode(rng)
Case "COUNT"
STATFUNCTION = Application.Count(rng)
Case "MAX"
STATFUNCTION = Application.Max(rng)
Case "MIN"
STATFUNCTION = Application.Min(rng)
Case "VAR"
STATFUNCTION = Application.Var(rng)
Case "STDEV"
STATFUNCTION = Application.StDev(rng)
Case Else
STATFUNCTION = Evaluate("NA()")
End Select
End Function
```

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