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MAXA Function (DAX)

Owen Duncan|Last Updated: 10/5/2018
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Returns the largest value in a column. Logical values and blanks are counted.




columnThe column in which you want to find the largest value.

Return Value

A decimal number.


The MAXA function takes as argument a column, and looks for the largest value among the following types of values:

  • Numbers

  • Dates

  • Logical values, such as TRUE and FALSE. Rows that evaluate to TRUE count as 1; rows that evaluate to FALSE count as 0 (zero).

Empty cells are ignored. If the column contains no values that can be used, MAXA returns 0 (zero).

If you do not want to include logical values and blanks as part of the calculation, use the MAX function.


The following example returns the greatest value from a calculated column, named ResellerMargin, that computes the difference between list price and reseller price.



The following example returns the largest value from a column that contains dates and times. Therefore, this formula gets the most recent transaction date.


See Also

MAX Function (DAX)
MAXA Function (DAX)
MAXX Function (DAX)
Statistical Functions (DAX)

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