# MAXA

### In this article

Returns the largest value in a column.

## Syntax

```
MAXA(<column>)
```

#### Parameters

Term | Definition |
---|---|

column | The column in which you want to find the largest value. |

## Return value

The largest value.

## Remarks

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 want to compare text values, use the MAX function.

## Example 1

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

```
=MAXA([ResellerMargin])
```

## Example 2

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

```
=MAXA([TransactionDate])
```

## See also

MAX function (DAX)

MAXX function (DAX)

Statistical functions (DAX)