# MAXA

MAXA(value1 [,value2] [..])

Returns the largest value in a list, table or cell range (including logical values and text).

 value1 The first value. value2 (Optional) The second value.

 REMARKS
 * This function is identical to the MAX function except that cell references to logical values and text are included.* This function includes hidden cells.* This function excludes empty cells. See Example 8.* 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 18.* Arguments that are just text will generate a #VALUE! error. See Example 16.* 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 included. See Example 11.* Arguments that are references to cells containing text are included. 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 included. See Example 20.* Arguments that are arrays containing text are included. See Example 19.* You can have a maximum of 255 arguments.* You can use the MAX function to return the largest value.* You can use the MAXIFS function to return the largest value that satisfies multiple conditions.* You can use the MAXAVISIBLE - User Defined Function to exclude hidden cells.* This is similar to the AVERAGEA, COUNTA and MINA functions.* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.microsoft.com* For the Google documentation refer to support.google.com

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

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