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I am trying to find the max number from a range. However the range of data is calculated from an if statement. Is there a way of doing this, as it just returns a zero.
Below is an example of the data

=IF(BY4="A*","58",IF(BY4="A","52",IF(BY4="B","46",IF(BY4="C","40",IF(BY4="D","34",IF(BY4="E","28",IF(BY4="F","22",IF(BY4="G","16",IF(BY4="U","0")))))))))

There are 3 of these cells with this formula in that I want to find the max. Can this be done.

Answer
When you calculate the max gives zero because the values ​​are text ie putting quotes ("58") excel interpreted as text and will not calculate the maximum text value, you should place the formula and then calculate the maximum.

=IF(BY4="A*",58,IF(BY4="A",52,IF(BY4="B",46,IF(BY4="C",40,IF(BY4="D",34,IF(BY4="E",28,IF(BY4="F",22,IF(BY4="G",16,IF(BY4="U",0)))))))))

Then calculate the maximum with the formula

= Max (c5: c5)

or corresponding rank, but it is not going to give zero values.

Test and comets me.


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