# Excel MAXIFS Function

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.

**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.

MAXIFS is a new function, available in Office 365 and Excel 2019.

The MAXIFS function can be used to find a maximum value in data after applying one or more criteria. Conditions are applied using range/criteria pairs. MAXIFS can handle up to 126 range/criteria pairs. Each criteria range supplied must be the same size as the man_range.

The MAXIFS function can apply criteria to dates, numbers, and text. MAXIFS supports logical operators (>,<,<>,=) and wildcards (*,?) for partial matching.

In earlier versions of Excel you can use an array formula based on MAX and IF to find maximum values with criteria.

### Example

In the example shown, the formula in G7 is:

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

MAXIFS returns the maximum value in D3:D15 where C3:C15 is equal to "F".

### Notes

- Criteria range(s) must be the same size as the max_range.
- MAXIFS will return a #VALUE error if a criteria range is not the same size as the min_range.

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