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How to select max data/value with the max function in Excel?

Author: Tech Support Last Modified: 2024-07-17

In Excel, identifying the maximum value in a small dataset can be straightforward, but locating the highest data point becomes challenging as the amount of data increases. Whether you're dealing with a large spreadsheet or just need a quicker way to find the maximum value, the MAX function is a powerful tool. This guide will show you how to efficiently use the MAX function to quickly find and select the maximum data in your Excel worksheet.

Using the Max function to get the max data

Not only select the max data but also locate the data in the range with Kutools for Excel

arrow blue right bubble Using the Max function to get the max value

With this method, you should do the following steps:

Select a blank cell to apply the max function beyond the range that you want to search for the max data.

1. Then click Formula > Autosum > Max, and then select the range you want to find the max data.

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2. Press the Enter key, the max data will be selected in the cell. See screenshot:


In this way, it can only get one max data, and it can’t specify the data’s location. To quickly solve this problem, I will introduce you to a multifunction tool Kutools for Excel.

arrow blue right bubble Not only selects the max data but also locates the data in the range with Kutools for Excel

With Kutools for Excel, you can go beyond merely selecting the maximum data; you can also pinpoint its location within a range. Once you install Kutools for Excel, utilize the "Select Cells with Max or Min Value" feature to efficiently identify and highlight the maximum value in your dataset. This tool simplifies the process of managing large data sets by quickly directing you to the highest data point.

Note: To apply this Select Cells with Max or Min Value feature, firstly, you should download and install Kutools for Excel.

Step 1. Please apply this utility by clicking Kutools > Select Tools > Select Cells with Max or Min Value. See screenshot:

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Step 2. Select the range you want to work with from in the popup dialog.

Step 3. Specify what you want to look at in the drop-down box of Look in, select what you want to find under the Go to option, and decide whether only the first cell will be shown or all cells will be shown after the operation. See screenshot:

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Step 4. Click Ok. You will see the result as shown as below:

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From this screenshot, the max values have been selected and located, and we can see the max values where they are and how many there are.

Note: All Cells option will select and locate all max data in the range. The First Cell Only option will only select the first max data of the range.

For more detailed information about Select Cells with Max or Min Value, please go to Select Cells with Max or Min Value.

Relative article:

Select minimum data with the min function

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this was the stupid way ever didnt find it at all
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