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MAXIMUM

Returns the largest numeric value from the elements of a dynamic array.

Synopsis

MAXIMUM(dynarray)

Arguments

dynarray An expression that resolves to a dynamic array of numeric values.

Description

The MAXIMUM function compares the values of all of the elements in a dynamic array and returns the largest numeric value. The MAXIMUM function compares all dynamic array values, regardless of the dynamic array levels of the elements. If an element value is missing or has a null string or non-numeric value, MAXIMUM parses its value as 0 (zero).

Examples

The following example uses the MAXIMUM function to return the largest numeric value in a dynamic array:

a=10:@FM:9:@VM:8:@SM:7
PRINT MAXIMUM(a);    ! returns 10
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