# Get nth Largest Value with Duplicates

This post will discuss that how to find and get the Nth largest unique value in a range of cells in Excel. Normally, you can use the LARGE function to get the first or second or nth largest value, but it cannot be filtered the duplicated values.

## Get nth Largest Value with Duplicates

If you want to get the largest unique value in a data set with duplicates, you can create a new excel array formula based on the MAX function and the IF function.

Assuming you have a data set with duplicates in a range of cells C1:C6, and you want to extract the First and second largest unique values.

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To get the Nth largest values with duplicates, just do the following steps:

#1 you need to get the first largest value using MAX function. Enter the following formula into the formula box in cell E1:

`=MAX(C1:C6)` #2 you need to write down the below array formula to get the second or nth (n>1) largest unique value:

`{=MAX(IF(\$C\$1:\$C\$6< E1,\$C\$1:\$C\$6))}`

Enter this formula into the Cell E2, then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter shortcuts to get the second largest value. ### Related Formulas

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