# MAXIFS function

Returns the maximum of the values of cells in a range that meets multiple criteria in multiple ranges.

MAXIFS(Func_Range; Range1; Criterion1 [ ; Range2; Criterion2 [;...]]))

Func_Range – required argument. A range of cells, a name of a named range or a label of a column or a row containing values for calculating the maximum.

#### Simple usage

=MAXIFS(B2:B6;B2:B6;"<35")

Calculates the maximum of values of the range B2:B6 that are greater than or equal to 20. Returns 35. The fifth row does not meet the criterion.

=MAXIFS(C2:C6;B2:B6;">=20";C2:C6;"<90")

Calculates the maximum of values of the range C2:C6 that are lower than 90 and correspond to cells of the B2:B6 range with values greater than or equal to 20. Returns 85, because the fourth and fifth rows do not meet at least one criterion.

#### Using regular expressions and nested functions

=MAXIFS(C2:C6;B2:B6;">"&MIN(B2:B6);B2:B6;"<"&MAX(B2:B6))

Calculates the maximum of values of the range C2:C6 that correspond to all values of the range B2:B6 except its minimum and maximum. Returns 190, because only the fourth row meet the criteria.

=MAXIFS(C2:C6;A2:A6;"pen.*";B2:B6;"<="&MAX(B2:B6))

Calculates the maximum of values of the range C2:C6 that correspond to all cells of the A2:A6 range starting with "pen" and to all cells of the B2:B6 range except its maximum. Returns 85, because only the third row meets all criteria.

#### Reference to a cell as a criterion

If you need to change a criterion easily, you may want to specify it in a separate cell and use a reference to this cell in the condition of the MAXIFS function. For example, the above function can be rewritten as follows:

=MAXIFS(C2:C6;A2:A6;E2&".*";B2:B6;"<"&MAX(B2:B6))

If E2 = "pen", the function returns 65, because the reference to the cell is substituted with its content.