# MAX

Returns the maximum value in a numeric dataset.

MAX for BigQuery

Returns the maximum value in a data column.

### Sample Usage

`MAX(table_name!price)`

## Syntax

`MAX(column)`

• `column`: The data column to consider when calculating the maximum value.
Tip: Returning maximum value across multiple columns is not supported.

### Sample Usage

`MAX(A2:A100,B2:B100,4,26)`

`MAX(1,2,3,4,5,C6:C20)`

### Syntax

`MAX(value1, [value2, ...])`

• `value1` - The first value or range to consider when calculating the maximum value.

• `value2, ...` - [ OPTIONAL ] - Additional values or ranges to consider when calculating the maximum value.

### Notes

• Although `MAX` is specified as taking a maximum of 30 arguments, Google Sheets supports an arbitrary number of arguments for this function.

• Each `value` argument must be a cell, a number, or a range containing numbers. Cells without numbers or ranges are ignored. Entering text values will cause `MAX` to return the `#VALUE!` error. To allow text values, use `MAXA`.

`SMALL`: Returns the nth smallest element from a data set, where n is user-defined.

`RANK`: Returns the rank of a specified value in a dataset.

`QUARTILE`: Returns a value nearest to a specified quartile of a dataset.

`PERCENTRANK`: Returns the percentage rank (percentile) of a specified value in a dataset.

`PERCENTILE`: Returns the value at a given percentile of a dataset.

`MINA`: Returns the minimum numeric value in a dataset.

`MIN`: Returns the minimum value in a numeric dataset.

`MEDIAN`: Returns the median value in a numeric dataset.

`MAXA`: Returns the maximum numeric value in a dataset.

`LARGE`: Returns the nth largest element from a data set, where n is user-defined.

`AVERAGEA`: Returns the numerical average value in a dataset.

`AVERAGE`: The AVERAGE function returns the numerical average value in a dataset, ignoring text.

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