How to select the highest value and lowest value in Excel?

Sometime you may need to find out and select the highest or lowest values in a spreadsheet or a selection, such as the highest sales amount, lowest price, etc. how do you deal with it? This article brings you some tricky tips to find out and select the highest values and lowest values in selections.

Find out the highest value and lowest value in Excel with functions

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Supposing you have a table as following screen shot, now you need to select the highest value or lowest value in it.

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Most of you may find out the lowest or highest values in Excel with the Min or Max functions. Here take the Max function for example.

Just enter the formula =Max (A1:D8) in a blank cell, see screenshot:

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And then press the Enter key, then it displays the highest value in the range of A1:D8.

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You can follow the same way to find out the lowest value with the formula =Min (A1:D8).

Notes: The Max function and Min function can only find out the highest or lowest value, but not select the value in ranges. With the functions, it is not able to know how many duplicate highest values or lowest values too.


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The Kutools for Excel's Select Cells with Max & Min Value will help you not only find out the highest or lowest values, but also select all of them together in selections.

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Step 1: Select the range that you will work with.

Step 2: Click  Kutools > Select Tools > Select Cells with Max & Min Value…, see screenshot:

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Step 3: In the Select Cells with Max & Min Value dialog box:

  • (1.) Specify the type of cells to search (formulas, values, or both) in the Look in box;
  • (2.) Then check the Maximum value or Minimum value as you need;
  • (3.) And then if you want to select the first matching cell, just choose the First cell only option, to select all the matching cells, please choose All cells option.

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Step 4: And then click OK, it will select all highest values or lowest values in the selection, see the following screenshot:

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