# Excel MAXIFS Function

Summary

The Excel MAXIFS function returns the largest numeric value that meets one or more criteria in a range of values. MAXIFS can be used with criteria based on dates, numbers, text, and other conditions. MAXIFS supports logical operators (>,<,<>,=) and wildcards (*,?) for partial matching.

Purpose

Get maximum value with criteria

Return value

Maximum value

Syntax

=MAXIFS (max_range, range1, criteria1, [range2], [criteria2], ...)

Arguments

**max_range**- Range of values used to determine maximum.**range1**- The first range to evaluate.**criteria1**- The criteria to use on range1.**range2**- [optional] The second range to evaluate.**criteria2**- [optional] The criteria to use on range2.

Usage notes

In the example shown, the formula in G7 is:

=MAXIFS(D3:D15,C3:C15,"F")

- Criteria range(s) must be the same size and shape as the max_range.
- The MAXIFS function was introduced in Excel 2016.
- In earlier versions of Excel you can use an array formula based on MAX and IF to find minimum values with criteria.

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