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MAXIFS Function

The MAXIFS function is one of the statistical functions. It is used to return the maximum value among cells specified by a given set of conditions or criteria.


MAXIFS(max_range, criteria_range1, criteria1, [criteria_range2, criteria2], ...)

The MAXIFS function has the following arguments:

Argument Description
max_range The range of cells in which the maximum will be determined.
criteria_range1 The first selected range of cells to apply the criteria1 to.
criteria1 The first condition that must be met. It is applied to the criteria_range1 and used to determine which cells in the max_range will be evaluated as maximum.
criteria_range2, criteria2 Additional ranges of cells and their corresponding criteria. These arguments are optional.


You can use wildcard characters when specifying criteria. The question mark "?" can replace any single character and the asterisk "*" can be used instead of any number of characters.

How to apply the MAXIFS function.


The figure below displays the result returned by the MAXIFS function.

MAXIFS Function

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