Excel DMAX Function
The Excel DMAX function returns the largest number in a field of records in a list or database that matches the specific criteria.
=DMAX(database, field, criteria)
- database (required): The range of cells that makes up the database. The first row of the database should be the column headers.
- field (required): The column you will retrieve the largest number from. It can be entered as a column label or index number:
- Column label: The column label (column header) needs to be entered between double quotation marks, such as “quantity”.
- Index number: The number that represents the position of the column in the database, from which you will return the largest number. For example, 1 indicates the first column, 2 indicates the second column, and so on.
- criteria (required): The range of cells that contains the criteria. The first row of this criteria range should be the column headers.
The DMAX function returns a numeric value.
- You can replace the snippet “total” in the formula with the relative index number 5 since the Total column is the 5th column in the database: =DMAX(B3:F14,5,H3:J5).
- You can use any range for the criteria argument, but it must include at least one column header and at least one cell value below the column header for specifying the condition.
- In case you need to add new information to the database in the future, do not place the criteria range below it. Since Excel cannot add the new information if the rows below the database are not blank.
- The headers of database and criteria ranges must match with each other.
- The function is not case-sensitive. To make the formula case-sensitive, you can add the EXACT function with the help of MATCH: =DMAX(B3:F14,MATCH(TRUE,EXACT("Total",B3:F3),0),H3:J5).
- The result of the formula is a numeric value. To add a currency symbol to it, please apply the Format Cells feature.
As the picture shown below, to get the highest total price that meets the two sets of criteria: Item=Washer, Store=B; Item=TV, Store=C, Quantity>25, please copy or enter the formula below in a blank cell, and press Enter to get the result:
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