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Max value ignore all errors

We can use the AGGREGATE function to calculate the maximum numerical value in a set of values full of errors. We can calculate the maximum value from the data using max value ignore all errors task through Excel Aggregate function. The steps below will walk through the process.

Figure 1: Maximum Value obtained and All Errors Ignored

General Formula

=AGGREGATE(4,6,range of values)



Setting up the Data

  • We will set up data by inputting our Values in Column B
  • The result will be returned in Cell C4

Figure 2: Setting up the Data

Get Maximum Value and Ignore All Errors

  • We will click on Cell C4
  • We will insert the formula below into the cell
  • We will press the enter key

Figure 3: Maximum Value obtained and All Errors Ignored


The AGGREGATE function can ignore errors optionally when we are calculating the maximum value in a set of data. In the formula, the number 4 specifies average and the 6 serves as an option to ignore errors.


  • MAXIFS is an alternative to Max Value Ignore All Errors
  • If the data set value is positive, with the formula below, we can get the maximum  number and ignore all errors:


In this formula, the “greater” or “equal to zero” expression removes error values and provides the maximum numerical value.

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