# How to Find Most Recent Date in Excel (With Examples)

You can use the following formulas in Excel to find the most recent date in a specific range:

Method 1: Find Most Recent Date

```=MAX(B2:B11)
```

This particular formula returns the most recent date in the range B2:B11.

Method 2: Find Most Recent Date Based on Criteria

```=MAX(INDEX((F1=A2:A11)*B2:B11,))
```

This particular formula returns the most recent date in the range B2:B11 only for the cells where the corresponding value in the range A2:A11 is equal to the value in cell F1.

The following examples show how to use each method in practice with the following dataset in Excel:

## Example 1: Find Most Recent Date in Excel

We can type the following formula into cell F1 to find the most recent date in column B of the dataset:

`=MAX(B2:B11)`

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice:

The formula returns 12/10/2023, which is the most recent date (i.e. “the latest date”) in this dataset.

## Example 2: Find Most Recent Date Based on Criteria in Excel

We can type the following formula into cell F2 to find the most recent date for the employee named “Bob” in the dataset:

`=MAX(INDEX((F1=A2:A11)*B2:B11,))`

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice:

The formula returns 9/15/2023, which is the most recent date for the employee named “Bob” in the dataset.