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VarP (MDX)

Updated: 17 July 2006

Returns the population variance of a numeric expression evaluated over a set, using the biased population formula (dividing by n-1).

VarP(Set_Expression [ ,Numeric_Expression ] )


A valid Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) expression that returns a set.


A valid numeric expression that is typically a Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) expression of cell coordinates that return a number.

The VarP function returns the biased variance of a specified numeric expression, evaluated over a specified set.

The VarP function uses the biased population formula, while the Var function uses the unbiased population formula.

Release History

17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Updated syntax and arguments to improve clarity.