I'm tracking performance for some athletes and we need a way to see their "Best" workout numbers meaning the highest numbers of (rep × weight).

The table looks like this:


The reps and the weight are different columns and the Dates are 2x merged.

In the above table, the result should read:

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  • paste in C2 and drag down:

     "select E*F,E,F,G*H,G,H,I*J,I,J 
      label E*F'',G*H'',I*J''")), , 999^99), 
     MAX({E2*F2, G2*H2, I2*J2})&" (.*)"), " "), 1, 2)


  • fix for empty cells:

    IF(E2:J2="", 0, E2:J2), 
    "select Col1*Col2,Col1,Col2,Col3*Col4,Col3,Col4,Col5*Col6,Col5,Col6 
    label Col1*Col2'',Col3*Col4'',Col5*Col6''")), , 999^99), 
    MAX({E2*F2, G2*H2, I2*J2})&" (.*)"), " "), 1, 2))


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  • Thank you so much! I'm going to study this so I can learn why! lol – Ashkaan Apr 5 '19 at 15:43
  • I get an error for blank spaces. Is there an easy way for the QUERY function to see blank spaces as zeros? – Ashkaan Apr 5 '19 at 17:54
  • @Ashkaan sure it is. answer updated. – user0 Apr 7 '19 at 17:58
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    You're a wizard. Thank you so very much. You nailed it. – Ashkaan Apr 8 '19 at 15:59

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