DMAX function is a Database function in Google Sheets that returns the maximum value of a single column in a database table that meets specified criteria. The criteria can be specified using multiple conditions. This function is commonly used in data analysis, especially when working with large datasets.
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DMAXformula not working?
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DMAX formula with the syntax shown below, it has 3 required parameters:
- database (required):
The range or array containing the database table.
- field (required):
The column or field for which to find the maximum value.
- criteria (required):
The range or array containing the criteria to be met. It should be in the same format as the database table.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
DMAX formula in Google Sheets.
Find the highest score of a student
DMAX, you can easily find the highest score of a particular student from a database of students' scores. You can specify the criteria to match the student's name and the field to find the maximum value as the score column.
Find the most expensive product
If you have a database of products with their prices, you can use
DMAX to find the most expensive product. You can specify the field as the price column and the criteria to match all products.
Find the latest date
DMAX, you can find the latest or most recent date in a database of dates. You can specify the field as the date column and the criteria as all dates.
DMAX not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
DMAX Google Sheets Formula:
Incorrect database range
One common mistake is providing an incorrect range for the database parameter. This can result in incorrect or unexpected results. Double check that the range you are using includes all the data you want to analyze.
Incorrect field parameter
Another mistake is providing an incorrect or misspelled field parameter. This can result in an error or incorrect results. Make sure the field parameter matches the exact column header in your database.
Incorrect or missing criteria
If you provide a criteria parameter that is incorrect or missing, you may not get the desired results. Make sure the criteria you are using matches the data in your database.
The following functions are similar to
DMAX or are often used with it in a formula:
DMINfunction returns the minimum value from a column in a database, based on a specified condition. This function is commonly used to extract specific data from large databases.
DSUMfunction is a database function that calculates the sum of a set of values in a specified field, subject to the provided criteria. It is commonly used for filtering large data sets based on certain criteria and calculating the total sum of a particular field that matches the criteria.
DAVERAGEfunction calculates the average value of a specified field in a database that matches the given criteria. The function is commonly used in financial and business analysis to calculate averages based on specific conditions.
DCOUNTfunction is a database function in Google Sheets that counts the number of cells in a column of a database that match a set of criteria. This function is most commonly used to filter a database based on certain criteria and count the number of cells that meet that criteria.
You can learn more about the
DMAX Google Sheets function on Google Support.