Maximum Value

asked 2021-04-14T03:30:54.19+00:00
Einar Osei Sies 41 Reputation points

Please I need help in finding the maximum value in a range. Capture.JPG
In column J are a combination of strings and formulas. I attached an info column K to aid in understanding my problem and formula in column J.
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How can I input a formula to get the largest or maximum value in column J?

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  1. answered 2021-04-14T06:15:37.077+00:00
    Lz._ 8,801 Reputation points

    Hi @Einar Osei Sies

    (my decimal delimiter is the comma)

    PIC

    Option 1 (complex & inefficient), in A7:
    ="ABC"&TEXT(MAX(VALUE(SUBSTITUTE(A2:A5,"ABC",))),"###.00")

    NB: you might have to validate it with Ctrl+Shift+Enter

    Option 2 (more efficient):

    • In your column J, only keep the SUM part of your current formula, i.e. in J4: =SUM(F4-G4)
    • Select cells in column J > Format cells > Number > Custom: "ABC"###.00,"ABC"-###.00,"ABC"0.00
      Then use a regular MAX formula, i.e.: =MAX(J4:J104)
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