# MAX

MAX(number1 [,number2] [..])

Returns the largest value in a list, table or cell range.

 number1 The first number. number2 (Optional) The second number.

 REMARKS
 * This function includes hidden cells.* Arguments that are just numbers are included.* Arguments that are just numbers passed as text ("3") are included. See Example 15.* Arguments that are just logical values are included. True evaluates to 1. False evaluates to 0. See Example 16.* Arguments that are just text will generate a #VALUE! error. See Example 18.* Arguments that are references to cells containing zeros are included. See Example 9.* Arguments that are references to cells containing dates are included and the date serial number is used. See Example 12.* Arguments that are references to cells containing logical values are excluded. See Example 11.* Arguments that are references to cells containing text are excluded. See Example 10.* Arguments that are references to cells containing error values will be returned. See Example 14.* Arguments that are references to empty cells are excluded. See Example 8.* Arguments that are arrays containing logical values are excluded. See Example 20.* Arguments that are arrays containing text are excluded. See Example 19.* You can have a maximum of 255 arguments.* You can use the MAXA function to include logical values and text.* You can use the MAXIFS function to return the largest value that satisfies multiple conditions.* You can use the MAXBETWEEN - User Defined Function to return the largest value that is between a range.* You can use the MAXVISIBLE - User Defined Function to exclude hidden cells.* You can use the DMAX function to return the largest value in a column that satisfies multiple conditions.* You can use the AGGREGATE function to exclude hidden cells.* You can use the LARGE function to returns the kth largest value in a list or array of numbers.* You can use the MEDIAN function to return the number in the middle of a set of numbers.* This is similar to the AVERAGE, COUNT, MIN, PRODUCT and SUM functions.* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.microsoft.com* For the Google documentation refer to support.google.com

 A B 1 =MAX(1, 2, 3) = 3 -5 2 =MAX(1, 2, 3, 0) = 3 -10 3 =MAX(-2, -3, 4, 5, 6) = 6 -15 4 =MAX({-2, -3, 4, 5, 6}) = 6 5 =MAX(B1:B3) = -5 0 6 =MAX(B1, B2, B3) = -5 text 7 =MAX(B1, B2, B3, B4) = -5 True 8 =MAX(B1, B2, B3, B5) = 0 False 9 =MAX(B1, B2, B3, B6) = -5 =DATE(2024, 1, 1) = 01 Jan 2024 10 =MAX(B1, B2, B3, B7) = -5 =10/0 = #DIV/0! 11 =MAX(B1, B2, B3, B8) = -5 12 =MAX(B1, B2, B3, B9) = 45292 13 =MAX(named_range) = 3 14 =MAX(B1, B2, B3, B10) = #DIV/0! 15 =MAX(2, "3") = 3 16 =MAX(-2, TRUE) = 1 17 =MAX(-2, FALSE) = 0 18 =MAX(-2, "some text") = #VALUE! 19 =MAX({-2, "some text"}) = -2 20 =MAX({-2, TRUE}) = -2

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