How to find and extract maximal / minimal string based on alphabetic order in Excel?
Normally, we always find and extract the largest or smallest number in a list of numbers, but, have you ever tried to get the largest or smallest string based on alphabetic order in Excel? This article, I will introduce some formulas for dealing with this job.
The following formulas can help you to get the largest or smallest alphabetic string, please do as this:
Find the maximal string based on alphabetic order:
Please enter this formula: =INDEX(A2:A15,MATCH(0,COUNTIF(A2:A15,">"&A2:A15),)) into a blank cell where you want to get the largest string, and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together, and you will get the maximal alphabetic string as following screenshot shown:
Find the minimal string based on alphabetic order:
In this section, please enter this formula: =INDEX(A2:A15,MATCH(0,COUNTIF(A2:A15,"<"&A2:A15),)) into a blank cell where you need to locate the result, and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together, now, the smallest value based on alphabetic order has been displayed at once, see screenshot:
Note: In the above formulas, A2:A15 is the data list that you want to use.
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