MAXA DAX Function (Aggregation)

Returns the largest value in a column. Does not ignore logical values and text.


MAXA ( <ColumnName> )
Parameter Attributes Description

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

Return values

Scalar A single value of any type.

Largest value found in the column.


The function MAXA corresponds to MAX used with a single column as an argument for all the data types except Boolean.
When MAXA operates with a Boolean data type, it consider TRUE as 1 and FALSE as 0.

For arguments that are not Boolean, the MAXA function internally executes MAXX, without any performance difference.
The following MAXA call:

MAXA ( table[column] )

corresponds to the following MAXX call:


The result is blank in case there are no rows in the table with a non-blank value.

Related functions

Other related functions are:

Last update: Nov 20, 2020   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo, Kenneth Barber

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Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

This expression is executed in a Row Context. Click to read more.


Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.


This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.


This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

DirectQuery compatibility

Limitations are placed on DAX expressions allowed in measures and calculated columns.
The state below shows the DirectQuery compatibility of the DAX function.


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