﻿ MAXA function

# MAXA function

Returns the largest value in a list of arguments.

MAXA is similar to MINA. For more information, see the examples for MINA.

Syntax

MAXA(value1,value2,...)

Value1, value2, ...     are 1 to 255 values for which you want to find the largest value.

Remarks

• Arguments can be the following: numbers; names, arrays, or references that contain numbers; text representations of numbers; or logical values, such as TRUE and FALSE, in a reference.

• Logical values and text representations of numbers that you type directly into the list of arguments are counted.

• If an argument is an array or reference, only values in that array or reference are used. Empty cells and text values in the array or reference are ignored.

• Arguments that are error values or text that cannot be translated into numbers cause errors.

• Arguments that contain TRUE evaluate as 1; arguments that contain text or FALSE evaluate as 0 (zero).

• If the arguments contain no values, MAXA returns 0 (zero).

• If you do not want to include logical values and text representations of numbers in a reference as part of the calculation, use the MAX function.

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

How to copy an example

1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.

2. Select the example in the Help topic.

Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help

3. Press CTRL+C.

4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.

5. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.

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 A Data 0 0.2 0.5 0.4 TRUE Formula Description (Result) =MAXA(A2:A6) Largest of the numbers above. TRUE evaluates to 1 (1)

Applies To: Excel 2007

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