MAXA DAX Function (Aggregation)

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

Syntax

MAXA ( <ColumnName> )
Parameter Attributes Description
ColumnName

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.

Remarks

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:

MAXX (
    table,
    table[column] 
)

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

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Examples

More examples available for the MAX and MAXX functions.

--  MAXA required to aggregate boolean columns
--      FALSE is 0
--      TRUE  is 1
DEFINE
    MEASURE Customer[Group Large Family 1] = MAXA ( Customer[LargeFamily] )
    MEASURE Customer[Group Large Family 2] = 
        MAXX ( Customer, 1 * Customer[LargeFamily] )
EVALUATE
SUMMARIZECOLUMNS ( 
    Customer[State], 
    "State has large families 1", [Group Large Family 1],
    "State has large families 2", [Group Large Family 2] 
)
ORDER BY customer[State]
State State has large families 1 State has large families 2
Ahal Province 0 0
Alabama 0 0
Alaska 0 0
Alberta 1 1
Alpes-Maritimes 0 0
Arizona 0 0
Armenia 0 0
Baden-Wuerttemberg 1 1
Bavaria 1 1
Beijing 0 0
Berlin 1 1
Bern 0 0
British Columbia 1 1
California 1 1
Central Greece and Evvoia 0 0
Chubu 0 0
Chuy Province 0 0
Colorado 0 0
Connecticut 0 0
Damascus 0 0
England 1 1
Essonne 1 1
Florida 1 1
Garonne (Haute) 1 1
Georgia 0 0
GuangDong 0 0
Hamburg 1 1
Hauts de Seine 1 1
Hesse 1 1
Hokkaido 0 0
Hong Kong 0 0
Illinois 0 0
Islamabad Capital Territory 0 0
Kansai 0 0
Kanto 0 0
Kentucky 0 0
Krung Thep 0 0
Leinster 0 0
Lisboa Region 0 0
Loiret 1 1
Lombardia 0 0
Lower Saxony 1 1
Madrid 0 0
Maharashtra 0 0
Maine 0 0
Maryland 0 0
Massachusetts 0 0
Minnesota 0 0
Mississippi 0 0
Missouri 1 1
Molonglo 0 0
Montana 1 1
Moselle 1 1
Moskovskaya oblast 0 0
National Capital Territory of Delhi 0 0
New Jersey 0 0
New South Wales 1 1
New York 0 0
Noord-Holland 0 0
Nord 1 1
North Carolina 0 0
North Rhine-Westphalia 1 1
Northwestern 0 0
Ohio 0 0
Ontario 0 0
Oregon 1 1
Pas de Calais 1 1
Queensland 1 1
Saar 1 1
Saxony 1 1
Schleswig-Holstein 1 1
Scotland 0 0
Seine (Paris) 1 1
Seine et Marne 1 1
Seine Saint Denis 1 1
Seoul-jikhalsi 0 0
Shanghai 0 0
Singapore 0 0
Somme 1 1
South Australia 1 1
South Carolina 0 0
Taiwan 0 0
Tasmania 1 1
Tehran 0 0
Texas 1 1
Thimphu District 0 0
Tohoku 0 0
Utah 0 0
Val de Marne 1 1
Val d’Oise 1 1
Victoria 1 1
Virginia 1 1
Warszawa 0 0
Washington 1 1
West Bengal 0 0
Wisconsin 0 0
Wyoming 1 1
Xinjiang 0 0
Yeongnam 0 0
Yveline 1 1

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Last update: Jul 30, 2021   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo, Kenneth Barber

Microsoft documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/maxa-function-dax

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Context Transition

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Row Context

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

Iterator

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.

Deprecated

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

Deprecated

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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