You can generate detailed statistics on numeric and date fields in a table. Statistics are frequently used to get an overview of a table before detailed analysis takes place. You can highlight abnormalities in the data, which you can use to guide your subsequent analysis.
The results of generating statistics are described in Table 1.
Statistic 
Number 
Total 
Average 

Range 

This is the total range of values from lowest to highest 

Positive 
The number of positive values 
The total of all positive values 
The average positive value 
Negative 
The number of negative values 
The total of all negative values 
The average negative value 
Zeros 
The number of zero values 


Totals 
The total number of positive, negative, and zero values 
The total of all positive, negative, and zero values 
The average of all positive, negative, and zero values 
Abs Value 

The total of all values while disregarding the sign of the numbers 

Std. Dev. (optional) 

The standard deviation from the mean value 

Generating statistics also displays the five highest and five lowest field values. If you want to see more or fewer high and low values, you can change the # of High/Low parameter on the More tab.