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How to find and get the max or min value from a list of alphanumeric data in Excel?

If you have a list of text strings which mixed with numeric and alpha numeric values, now, you need to find and extract the largest or smallest alphanumeric value from the list data. How could you finish this task as quickly as you can in Excel worksheet?

Find and get the max or min value from a list of alphanumeric data with formulas


Find and get the max or min value from a list of alphanumeric data with formulas


To get the max or min alphanumeric value in a list of text strings, please apply the following formulas:

Get the max alphanumeric value:

Enter this formula: =LOOKUP(2,1/(COUNTIF(A2:A13,">"&A2:A13)=0),A2:A13) into a blank cell where you want to output the result, and then press Enter key, the largest alphanumeric value will be extracted at once, see screenshot:


Get the min alphanumeric value:

Enter this formula: =LOOKUP(2,1/(COUNTIF(A2:A13,"<"&A2:A13)=0),A2:A13) into a cell where to locate the result, and then press Enter key to get the smallest alphanumeric value as following screenshot shown:

Note: In the above formulas, A2:A13 is the column data that you want to use.


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