To get a maximum value based on criteria, you can use the MAX function together with the IF function in an array formula. In the example shown, the formula in cell G6 is:
{=MAX(IF(names=F6,times))}
Where names is the...

To extract a word that contains specific text,you can use a formula based on several functions, including TRIM, LEFT, SUBSTITUTE, MID, MAX, and REPT. You can use this formula to extract things like email addresses, or...

To get the max of every nth column, you can use an array formula based on the MAX, MOD, and COLUMN functions. In the example shown, the formula in M5 is:
=MAX(IF(MOD(COLUMN(B5:K5)-COLUMN(B5)+1,L5)=0,B5:K5))
Note:...

To count consecutive monthly orders, you can use an array formula based on the FREQUENCY function, with help from COLUMN and MAX.
In the example shown, the formula in I5 is:
{=MAX(FREQUENCY(IF(C5:H5>0,COLUMN(C5:H5...

To get the maximum value in a data set based on more than one criteria (i.e. to get MAX IF), you can use an array formula based on the MAX and IF functions. In the example shown, the formula in I6 is:
{=MAX(IF(color=...

Note: these is an experimental formula that uses a hard coded array constant, set down here for reference and comment. Casually tested only, so take care if you use or adapt.
Sometimes you encounter data that mixes...

To get the position of the maximum value in a range (i.e. a list, table, or row), you can use the MAX function together with the MATCH function.
In the example shown, the formula in I5 is:
=MATCH(MAX(C3:C11),C3:C11,0...

To get the larger, or greater, of two values, you can use the MAX function. In the example shown, the formula in D5 is:
=MAX(B5,C5)
How this formula works
The MAX function is fully automatic – it returns the largest...

To find the longest string (name, word, etc.) in a column, you can use an array formula based on INDEX and MATCH, together with LEN and MAX. In the example shown, the formula in F6 is:
{=INDEX(names,MATCH(MAX(LEN(...

To calculate the number of days that overlap in two date ranges, you can use basic date arithmetic, together with the the MIN and MAX functions.
In the example shown, the formula in D6 is:
=MAX(MIN(end,C6)-MAX(start,...

To calculate the max or min change in a set of data as shown, without using a helper column, you can use an array formula. In the example, the formula in G6 is:
{=MAX(C5:C12-D5:D12)}
Note: this is an array formula...

To look up the maximum value in a range based on specific critieria, you can use a basic array formula based on the IF function.
Example data and problem
In the example shown, we have almost 10,000 rows of data. The...

To get the position of the last match (i.e. last occurrence) of a lookup value, you can use an array formula based on the IF, ROW, INDEX, MATCH, and MAX functions. In the example shown, the formula in H6 is:
{=MAX(IF(...

To calculate the longest winning streak, you can use an array formula based on the frequency function.
Note: FREQUENCY must be entered as an array formula using Control + Shift + Enter
How this formula works
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To test if a numeric value falls between two numbers, you can use the AND function with two logical tests. In the example shown, the formula in E5 is:
=AND(D5>MIN(B5,C5),D5<MAX(B5,C5))
How this formula works...