# Highest Value from other regularly spaced columns easily...

#### damian_r_Home

##### Board Regular
Afternoon All.

I'm in a need of a simple way to try and get a cell to to show the highest value from other columns......

So, Cell B3 needs to look in column D, then column H, then column L etc etc etc (in my real excel doc it has to look across about 5 times the number of columns) and then return the highest value in any of those cells.

I know I could put the formula in B3 that reads =MAX(D3,H3,L3,etc,etc,etc) but to manually do this for the range of columns I'm trying to get the formula to look at would take an age.

So, my hope is that there is some sort of formula that can start by looking at cell D3 and then look at every 4th column after that for the highest value in those cells.

As usual, any help will be much apprecaited.

D

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#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
I suggest that you update your Account details (click your user name at the top right of the forum) so helpers always know what Excel version(s) & platform(s) you are using as the best solution often varies by version. (Don’t forget to scroll down & ‘Save’)

#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
If you are using 2007 or newer try
Excel Formula:
``=AGGREGATE(14,6,D3:Z3/(MOD(COLUMN(D3:Z3),4)=0),1)``

#### shift-del

##### Well-known Member
Hi Damian

Based on your sample this would be sufficient:
Excel Formula:
``=MAX(C3:N3)``

#### damian_r_Home

##### Board Regular
Good afternoon folks.

I will look at implementing them today and see what happens.

Stay safe.

D

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