Returns the largest value in a column.




Term Definition
column The column in which you want to find the largest value.

Return value

The largest value.


  • The MAXA function takes as argument a column, and looks for the largest value among the following types of values:

    • Numbers
    • Dates
  • Logical values, such as TRUE and FALSE. Rows that evaluate to TRUE count as 1; rows that evaluate to FALSE count as 0 (zero).

  • Empty cells are ignored. If the column contains no values that can be used, MAXA returns 0 (zero).

  • If you want to compare text values, use the MAX function.

  • This function is not supported for use in DirectQuery mode when used in calculated columns or row-level security (RLS) rules.

Example 1

The following example returns the greatest value from a calculated column, named ResellerMargin, that computes the difference between list price and reseller price.

= MAXA([ResellerMargin])  

Example 2

The following example returns the largest value from a column that contains dates and times. Therefore, this formula gets the most recent transaction date.

= MAXA([TransactionDate])  

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