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Get largest number in a Coumn where cell =?

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Hello,

I would like to get the Largest value from column O where the cell = 1.

I have tried =LARGE(Result!'O:O = 1', 1) but it does not work??

Any help would it be great!
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Question by:runnerjp2005
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by:Angelp1ay
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Surely the largest value is 1?

Could you perhaps post the Excel so I understand better?
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by:Rob Henson
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It looks like you might need the DMAX function.

=DMAX(Data,Header,Criteria)

Data - Data range to be assessed
Header - Header of column from which you want the result
Criteria - Header and criteria required

Criteria will be in a small range (at least 1 column and 2 rows) of its own with the same header in your case as the column from which you are checking for the number 1 and the value 1 in the cell below it.

Thanks
Rob H
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I'm guessing that what you want to do is search say column B for cells containing 1. On those rows, look for the largest value in column O. If so, consider an array formula like:
=MAX(IF(B2:B1000=1,O2:O1000,""))

To array-enter the formula:
1.  Click in the formula bar
2.  Hold the Control and Shift keys down
3.  Hit the Enter key, then release all three keys
Excel should respond by putting curly braces { } surrounding the formula. If not (or if you see #VALUE! error value), then repeat steps 1-3.
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by:runnerjp2005
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I have tried the above and I still get the #Value! error.... I repeated it a few time so i attached the sheet on here to check i did it right
J.P.B.S.xlsx
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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NO POINTS FOR THIS.

Follow byundt's instructions. In my words

Select the cell
Press F2
Press Shift-Ctrl-Enter
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It worked thank!!!
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Another excellent learning thread! Also thanks, never knew about array formulas before this :)
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