The Findmax formula searches among the entries of the linked column for the maximum value and returns it. This is useful if there are several entries in the linked table that refer to the same record (e.g. of a person) in another table.
The Findmax formula only works with numerical values, which is why the content of the linked column must also consist of numerical values. In addition, the use of the Findmax formula only makes sense if the Allow link to multiple rows slider is enabled when creating the Link to other entries column. If the option were off, the Findmax formula would always contain the same number as in the linked column.
What you need the Findmax formula for
The Findmax function should be used when you want to cross-reference numeric values stored in different tables. Let's say you use SeaTable to collect the working hours of your employees, where one table stores the employees and another table stores the daily activity. You can then link each employee record to the working hours entered.
To determine when an employee last logged in, you can use the Findmax formula to display the largest value - in this case, the last time - from the total login times in a column.
You can use the Findmax formula with all numeric values to represent the maximum value.
How to use the Findmax formula
Add a table link
See the article How to link tables in SeaTable for information on how to create a column of the type Link to other entries. This is a basic requirement to be able to use the Findmax formula.
Add a column with Findmax formula
- Create a new column of the type Formula for links.
- Set the Findmax option as the formula.
- Select the previously created column of the type Link to other entries in this table.
- Now, in the Select lookup column field in the linked table "...", specify the column from the other table that you want to link to the column here.
- Click Submit.