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Filter Maximum (max), Minimum (min)

This filter allow you to extract the rows in a table that have max or min values in sub groups. For example, I have a list of customer transactions, how do I find the
  1. Largest (maximum in 'Purchase') transaction records of each 'Customer'
  2. Latest (maximum in 'Date') transaction records of each 'Customer'
  3. Smallest (minimum in 'Purchase') transaction records of each 'Date'

    Filter Maximum (max), Minimum (min)
    Practice file - filter-max-min-demo.xls (16k)

Note that this is different from using DigDB roll-up or Excel's pivot table or subtotal to get the max or min values by sub groups. Those function caculate the roll-ups and output result to a new table. In our case, we need to filter within the current table to get the rows with the max and min values.

Filter the latest transactions by each customer

In other words, I need to filter the rows that have the max value in 'Purchase' in each 'Customer' sub group.
  1. Sort the list by 'Customer', then by 'Date' - you cannot sort the 2 columns separately, instead, you need to use DigDB's Multi-level Sort:

    Filter Maximum (max), Minimum (min)

    Click 'Then by' to add more columns to sort by.

    Filter Maximum (max), Minimum (min)

    Filter Maximum (max), Minimum (min)

    Sorting done. Now, the rows of each 'customer' are sorted by 'Date', from latest to oldest

    Filter Maximum (max), Minimum (min)

  2. Invoke 'DigDB->Complex Filter->Filter Duplicates...'

    Filter Maximum (max), Minimum (min)

    Set how to filter

    Filter Maximum (max), Minimum (min)

    Only the first row of each 'Customer' is shown, which is already sorted to be the latest 'Date' (max)

    Filter Maximum (max), Minimum (min)

    Extract the filter result

    Filter Maximum (max), Minimum (min)

    The filter result will be copied to a new sheet.

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