How To Find Highest Value in Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to find the highest value in Google Sheets.

The greatest value in the data set may need to be highlighted while working with data in Google Sheets and conditional formatting makes it simple to accomplish that. It’s a simple approach to format a cell based on the value it contains.

Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to find the highest value in Google Sheets.

How To Find Highest Value in Google Sheets

Step 1

First, you need to have a clean and tidy group of data to work with.

Step 2

In this example, we want to find the highest exam result among the students. To do that, we will need to use Conditional Formatting. First select the entire data group, then select ‘Format’ then select ‘Conditional Formatting’.

Step 3

A pop-up box will appear on the right side of your screen. We will then use a custom formula to format and color the highest exam result among the students. You can insert this formula =B2=MAX($B$2:$B$12).

Step 4

Once you press ‘Done’, the highest-scoring student will be highlighted.

Summary

That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to find the highest value in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.