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How to find largest negative value (less than 0) in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-07-24

To find the largest value from a range is very easy for most of Excel users, but how about finding the largest negative value (less than 0) from a data range which is mixed with negative and positive values? Here I introduce an array formula and a handy tool to help you find the largest value which must be less than 0 in Excel.

Find maximum negative value with formula

Find maximum/minimum negative value with Kutools for Excelgood idea3


Find maximum negative value with formula

Select a blank cell and type this formula =MAX(IF( A1:E10<0, A1:E10)) into it, and then press Shift + Ctrl + Enter keys to get out the largest negative value from the data range.

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Find maximum/minimum negative value with Kutools for Excel

If you have Kutools for Excel installed, you can use the Select Specific Cells utility and Select Cells with Max & Min Cells utility to find and highlight the minimum negative value from the data range.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

Note: You had better save a copy of your data before following the steps.

1. Select the data range and click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells. See screenshot:

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2. In the Select Specific Cells dialog, check Cell option under Select type section, then select Greater than from the list under Specific type section, and type 0 into next text box. And click Ok > OK to close dialogs. Now all positive cells are selected.

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3. Then press Delete key to delete the positive values. See screenshot:

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4. Click Kutools > Select > Select Cells with Max & Min Value . See screenshot:

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5. In the poppsing dialog, you can specify the options as you need. See screenshot:
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Click to know more about Kutools for Excel’s Select Specific cells and Select Cells with Max & Min Value.

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