# MAX

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

Returns the largest value in a list or array of numbers.

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

 REMARKS
 * This function includes hidden cells.* Arguments that are numbers are included.* Arguments that are numbers passed as text ("3") are included. (Row 15)* Arguments that are zero are included.* Arguments that are dates are included and the date serial number will be used.* Arguments that are cell references to cells containing logical values are excluded.* Arguments that are arrays containing logical values are excluded.* Arguments that are just logical values are included.* Arguments that are cell references to cells containing text are excluded.* Arguments that are arrays containing text are excluded.* Arguments that are just text will generate a #VALUE! error.* If any cell references are empty, then these are excluded.* If any cell references contain an error, then that error is returned.* 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 satisfy multiple conditions.* You can use the AGGREGATE function to exclude hidden cells.* 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.* This is similar to the AVERAGE, COUNT, MIN 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(2,4) = 4 -5 2 =MAX(5,10,15) = 15 -10 3 =MAX(-5,-10,-15,0) = 0 -15 4 =MAX(-2,-3,4,5,6) = 6 5 =MAX({-2,-3,4,5,6}) = 6 0 6 =MAX(B1:B3) = -5 text 7 =MAX(B1,B2,B3) = -5 FALSE 8 =MAX(B1,B2,B3,B4) = -5 =DATE(2023,1,1) = 01 Jan 2023 9 =MAX(B1,B2,B3,B5) = 0 =10/0 = #DIV/0! 10 =MAX(B1,B2,B3,B6) = -5 11 =MAX(B1,B2,B3,B7) = -5 12 =MAX(B1,B2,B3,B8) = 44927 13 =MAX(named_range) = 3 14 =MAX(B5,B6,B9) = #DIV/0! 15 =MAX(2,"3") = 3 16 =MAX(2,"some text") = #VALUE! 17 =MAX({2,"some text"}) = 2 18 =MAX(-2,TRUE) = 1 19 =MAX(-2,FALSE) = 0 20 =MAX({-2,TRUE}) = -2

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