Retrieving the Minimal / Maximal Values from a Filtered List in Microsoft Excel 2010

In this article, we will learn how to retrieve the minimal or maximal values from a filtered list. We will use the Subtotal function in Microsoft Excel 2010 to derive the desired output.

SUBTOTAL: - This function is used for returning a subtotal in a list or database. By using this function, we can return the Average, Count etc.

The Syntax of SUBTOTAL function:         =SUBTOTAL(Function_num,ref1,….)

For example: We have a list in column A. If we want to return the average of the numbers, we need to follow the below given steps.

  • Write the formula in cell B2.
  • =SUBTOTAL(1,A2:A8)
  • Press Enter on your keyboard.
  • The function will return the average value of list 1.

 
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Let’s take an example to understand how we can retrieve the minimal and maximal values from a filtered list:-

We have data in range A1:C10 in which column A contains country name, column B contains Agent name, and column c contains sales amount.
 
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Now, we want to put the filter in column A (country), and then want to return the minimal and maximal values from the filtered list.

Follow below given steps:-

  • Select the data and then go to Data tab in ribbon.
  • Click on Filter from the Sort & Filter group.
  • Click on the country filter, and select Guernsey.

 
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  • Write the formula in cell D2.
  • =SUBTOTAL(5,C2:C10)
  • Press Enter on your keyboard.
  • The function will return the minimal value from the filtered data.

 
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To return the maximal value, follow below given steps:-

  • Write the formula in cell E2.
  • =SUBTOTAL(4,C2:C10)
  • Press Enter on your keyboard.
  • The function will return the maximal value from the filtered data.

 
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Note: By using this formula, we can return the minimum and maximum value in the filtered data.

This is the way we use SUBTOTAL function in Microsoft Excel 2010.
 
 

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  1. Marcelo Ribeiro Simões

    How to make that to ignore ZEROS in the range cells, and STILL be able to calculate ONLY visible cells, please?

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