MAXA function
This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the MAXAfunction in Microsoft Excel.
Description
Returns the largest value in a list of arguments.
MAXA is similar to MINA. For more information, see the examples for the MINA function.
Syntax
MAXA(value1,[value2],...)
The MAXA function syntax has the following arguments:

Value1 Required. The first number argument for which you want to find the largest value.

Value2,... Optional. Number arguments 2 to 255 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 do I copy an example?

Select the example in this article.
Important Do not select the row or column headers.
Selecting an example from Help

Press CTRL+C.

In Excel, create a blank workbook or worksheet.

In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
Important For the example to work properly, you must paste it into cell A1 of the worksheet.

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.
After you copy the example to a blank worksheet, you can adapt it to suit your needs.

