LARGE Function

Returns the n-th highest number in a provided range
Sample usage
LARGE(Cost1:Cost,3)
Syntax
LARGE(
  • range
  • n
)
  • range
    The group of numbers to return the n-th highest value from
  • n
    A number representing the position, from the highest, to return
Usage notes
  • LARGE will only look at numbers in the given range. If the range doesn’t contain numbers, you’ll receive either an #INVALID VALUE or #INVALID COLUMN VALUE error.
  • If the n value is higher than the total number of values in the range, you'll receive an #INVALID DATA TYPE error.
Examples

This example references the following sheet information:

  Transaction Total Units Sold Price Per Unit Sold Date
1 $1,170.00 78 $15.00 02/12/19 1:55 PM
2 $1,491.00 42 $35.50 02/15/19 10:23 AM
3 $812.00 217 $200.00 02/20/19 2:45 PM

Given the table above, here are some examples of using LARGE in a sheet:

Formula Description Result
=LARGE([Transaction Total]:[Transaction Total], 1) Returns the largest value in the Transaction Total column $1,491.00
=LARGE([Units Sold]:[Units Sold], 2) Returns the second largest value in the Units Sold column 78
=LARGE([Transaction Total]:[Price Per Unit], 5) Returns the fifth largest value in the range from the Transaction Total column to the Price Per Unit column $200.00

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