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

    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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Formula

Description (Result)

=MAXA(A2:A6)

Largest of the numbers above. TRUE evaluates to 1 (1)

Applies To: Excel 2007



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