# MAX function to search on male or female

#### Larry Anderson

##### New Member
I have a spreadsheet with bowling scores in three columns. Cells D3..F6,D12..F12,D21..F24, and D30..F33. I also have a column B with M and F for bowler sex. I can calculate the highest game bowl using =MAX. However, I am having trouble calculating the Max for Male and for Female with one formula. I think part of the problem may be the gaps in the cells listed above, due to calculating the total of the cells for team total. I’m not sure how I need to modify the MAX formula or if I need to used a different function completely. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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#### Ganjin

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BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">M</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">1</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">4</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">5</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 15pt" height=20><TD class=xl65 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; HEIGHT: 15pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=20>2</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; 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BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">5</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 15pt" height=20><TD class=xl65 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; HEIGHT: 15pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=20>5</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 15pt" height=20><TD class=xl65 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; HEIGHT: 15pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=20>6</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">HIGHEST SCORE</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 15pt" height=20><TD class=xl65 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; HEIGHT: 15pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=20>7</TD><TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">F</TD><TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">9</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; 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BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">8</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
formula in C7 is:
=MAX(--ISNUMBER(MATCH(B1:B4,\$B8,0))*D1:F4)
CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

adjust D1:F4 for the 3 columns you use

#### p45cal

##### Well-known Member
Use either the formulae in column H or I.
Assumes no "F" or "M" in column B where totals or anything else is concerned.
Note these are ARRAY-ENTERED formulae, committed to the sheet with Ctrl+Shift+Enter, not just Enter otherise you'll just get #VALUE!
Using LARGE rather than just MAX allows you easily to get 2nd and 3rd largest values too.
Excel Workbook
BCDEFGHIJ
3M0.3063910.7570070.125617
4M0.4031170.4794930.0493570.942540.94254Boys
5F0.9773170.9957330.1313980.9957330.995733Girls
6F0.7943740.823540.818084
7
8
9
10
11
12M0.4423440.4683170.254196
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21M0.7724010.3715230.94254
22M0.4500290.9222590.530732
23F0.6336320.4686820.767514
24F0.3995780.4399420.953394
25
26
27
28
29
30M0.9258970.8070430.763002
31M0.7090460.6537010.263592
32F0.9826870.1066980.438821
33F0.9139480.0944630.979626
Sheet

#### p45cal

##### Well-known Member
There is a file here with it working.

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#### p45cal

##### Well-known Member
ps. no text in the range D3:F33

#### Larry Anderson

##### New Member
Thanks for the help. I modified the formula so that it would find the high score from all three games during that night.

Quick question:
Can a formula next to this result containing the same function extract the name of the person that bowled the high game.

I really appreciate all of the help that you have provided.

Larry

#### Larry Anderson

##### New Member
Thanks for the help. I modified the formula so that it would find the high score from all three games during that night.

Quick question:
Can a formula next to this result containing the same function extract the name of the person that bowled the high game.

I really appreciate all of the help that you have provided.

Larry

#### Haseeb Avarakkan

##### Well-known Member
Try,

D41, Confirmed with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER, copy across...

=INDEX(\$A\$3:\$A\$36,MIN(IF(D\$3:D\$36=D\$39,IF(\$B\$3:\$B\$36="M",ROW(D\$3:D\$36)-ROW(D\$3)+1))))

D44, Confirmed with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER, copy across...

=INDEX(\$A\$3:\$A\$36,MIN(IF(D\$3:D\$36=D\$42,IF(\$B\$3:\$B\$36="F",ROW(D\$3:D\$36)-ROW(D\$3)+1))))

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#### p45cal

##### Well-known Member
Excel Workbook
ABCDEFGHIJK
3CoreyM113214122147410
4IsobelF175191173204568
5ChongF182186192183561
6JerryM225214185165564
7
8Total6957047006992103Boys214Jerry
9Total Pins18Girls204Isobel
Sheet

If two boys get the same highest score only the name lower in the list is shown.

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