**The LARGE function** cannot identify the unique nth largest value if duplicates are available in an array. In this article, you will find the nth largest value with duplicates in an array by using **Excel LARGE function** with duplicates in **Excel**.

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## 3 Ways to Use LARGE Function with Duplicates in Excel

When you do not have unique data, it will not find the unique large value of the array. It shows duplicate values instead of unique ones. So, in this article, we will provide 3 easy methods combining** the LARGE function** with multiple functions and finding the nth largest value with duplicates.

### Method 1: Nesting LARGE, COUNTIF, MAX, MIN, INDIRECT, and ROW Functions to Find N-th Largest Value from Data That Contains Duplicates

Nesting the **LARGE, ****COUNTIF****, ****MAX, ****INDIRECT,**** MIN,**** and ****ROW**** functions **will give the unique Nth large value with duplicates.

**Steps:**

- First, we have to write the formula in the
**H5**cell.

`=LARGE(IF(COUNTIF(E$5:E$12,ROW(INDIRECT(MIN(E$5:E$12)&":"&MAX(E$5:E$12)))),ROW(INDIRECT(MIN(E$5:E$12)&":"&MAX(E$5:E$12)))),G5)`

- Then, press
**ENTER**.

- Finally, use the
**AutoFill**tool to copy the formula.

**Formula Breakdown**

**ROW(INDIRECT(MIN(E$5:E$12)&”:”&MAX(E$5:E$12)**gives the row reference of maximum value to the minimum value of the array and**the INDIRECT****function**gives the reference.**COUNTIF(E$5:E$12,ROW(INDIRECT(MIN(E$5:E$12)&”:”&MAX(E$5:E$12))))**counts how many numbers are duplicates.**IF(COUNTIF(E$5:E$12,ROW(INDIRECT(MIN(E$5:E$12)&”:”&MAX(E$5:E$12)))),****ROW(INDIRECT(MIN(E$5:E$12)&”:”&MAX(E$5:E$12)))),G5 the IF function**returns the corresponding value highest to lowest without duplicates.**=LARGE(IF(COUNTIF(E$5:E$12,ROW(INDIRECT(MIN(E$5:E$12)&”:”&MAX(E$5:E$12)))),ROW(INDIRECT(MIN(E$5:E$12)&”:”&MAX(E$5:E$12)))),G5)**gives the large value corresponding to G cell.

### Method 2: Merging UNIQUE and LARGE Functions to Find Unique Largest Value

Here in the formula, first, we will figure out the unique values by using **the UNIQUE function** then we will use **the LARGE function** to find the unique large function.

**Steps:**

- At first, we will type the formula in the
**H5**cell.

`=LARGE(UNIQUE($E$5:$E$12),G5:G8)`

- After that, press
**ENTER.** - And it will give the direct result without using
**AutoFill**.

**Formula Breakdown**

- Here,
**UNIQUE($E$5:$E$12)**finds out the unique value from selected E column cells. - Then
**=LARGE(UNIQUE($E$5:$E$12),G5:G8)**gives the relevant large function with column G.

### Method 3: Nesting IFERROR, FREQUENCY, MATCH, and ROW with LARGE Function with Duplicates to Find Unique Largest Value

Here, we pluck the unique values and then use **the LARGE function by** nesting the **IFERROR****, ****FREQUENCY****, ****MATCH****, **and **ROW **functions**.**

**Steps:**

- First, we will use the formula in the
**H5**cell.

`=IFERROR(LARGE(IF(FREQUENCY(IF(E$5:E$12<>"",MATCH(E$5:E$12,E$5:E$12,0)),ROW(E$5:E$12)-ROW(E$5)+1), E$5:E$12), ROW(E1)),"")`

- Then, we will click on
**ENTER.**

- Then, apply the
**AutoFill t**ool to get the final result.

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**Formula Breakdown**

**IF(E$5:E$12<>””,MATCH(E$5:E$12,E$5:E$12,0))**in this function**the MATCH function finds**out the corresponding relative position when they do not find the relative duplicate value. If they find a duplicate, the number indicating the relative position will be identical.**FREQUENCY(IF(E$5:E$12<>””,MATCH(E$5:E$12,E$5:E$12,0)),ROW(E$5:E$12)-ROW(E$5)+1), E$5:E$12)**here frequency gives the how many times same values are repeated and makes the corresponding position value become zero after first one occurs.**IF(FREQUENCY(IF(E$5:E$12<>””,MATCH(E$5:E$12,E$5:E$12,0)),ROW(E$5:E$12)-ROW(E$5)+1), E$5:E$12), ROW(E1))**here we find the sorted value lowest to highest and the position of repeated value becomes false.**LARGE(IF(FREQUENCY(IF(E$5:E$12<>””,MATCH(E$5:E$12,E$5:E$12,0)),****ROW(E$5:E$12)-ROW(E$5)+1), E$5:E$12), ROW(E1)**gives the sorted value of lowest to highest.**IFERROR(LARGE(IF(FREQUENCY(IF(E$5:E$12<>””,MATCH(E$5:E$12,E$5:E$12,0)),ROW(E$5:E$12)-ROW(E$5)+1), E$5:E$12), ROW(E1)),””)**here**the IFERROR function**gives an error if an error is found. Here no error is found.

## Conclusion

They are the easiest methods of overcoming the problems of using **the LARGE function** with duplicates in Excel. We can find the nth largest value very easily with those simple methods. If you want to know more, please leave some comments below.