[Equation Help] Searching the highest value and returning associated name?


Hi all - hopefully a relatively straight forward question who's equation I can't quite figure out. Essentially, I'm looking for a way to find the highest value in a data set, return the associated name, and then have that name appear on a dashboard. For instance:

Name Number of Learning Hours

John Doe


Jane Smith


George Washington


I'd like to find a formula that returns Jane Smith. I presume I'd then use that formula in the Summary function of Smartsheet to then roll into a dashboard. But I'm stuck on the initial equation. Any advice?

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  • Mark.poole
    Mark.poole ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 05/15/24 Answer ✓

    @Sam N

    =Index({Name Ref},Match(Max({Value Ref}),{Value Ref},0))

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