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# Getting nth highest value in VBA Access array

## Getting nth highest value in VBA Access array

(OP)
Hello All,

I am really confused on how to get the second highest value in a Access VBA array. I can get the highest value with the below code from the Microsoft website, but I can't find how to get the second and third highest values in different functions.

Function Maximum(ParamArray FieldArray() As Variant)
' Declare the two local variables.
Dim I As Integer
Dim currentVal As Variant

' Set the variable currentVal equal to the array of values.
currentVal = FieldArray(0)

' Cycle through each value from the row to find the largest.

For I = 0 To UBound(FieldArray)
If FieldArray(I) > currentVal Then
currentVal = FieldArray(I)
End If
Next I

' Return the maximum value found.
Maximum = currentVal

End Function

kaprmg

### RE: Getting nth highest value in VBA Access array

Hi there!

how about using a temp array and TWO sorts?

#### CODE

Dim tmpArray
For I = 0 To UBound(FieldArray)
If FieldArray(I) > currentVal Then
currentVal = FieldArray(I)
End If
Next

tmpArray=Filter(FieldArray, currentVal, False, vbTextCompare)
'Rem: this will fill the tmpArray with all your array values EXCEPT the highest one.

secondHighest= tmpArray(0)
For I = 0 To UBound(tmpArray)
If tmpArray(I) > secondHighest Then
secondHighest= tmpArray(I)
End If
Next

Would that do the trick?

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### RE: Getting nth highest value in VBA Access array

Function Max2nd(ParamArray FieldArray() As Variant)
' Declare the local variables.
Dim I As Integer
Dim currentVal As Variant
Dim maxVal As Variant
maxVal = Maximum(FieldArray)
' Set the variable currentVal equal to the array of values.
For I = 0 To UBound(FieldArray)
If FieldArray(I) <> maxVal Then
currentVal = FieldArray(I)
Exit For
End If
Next
' Cycle through each value from the row to find the largest.
For I = 0 To UBound(FieldArray)
If FieldArray(I) > currentVal And FieldArray(I) < maxVal Then
currentVal = FieldArray(I)
End If
Next
' Return the value found.
Max2nd = currentVal
End Function

### RE: Getting nth highest value in VBA Access array

(OP)
Thanks MakeItSo.  The temp array worked best.  I really appreciate the help.  It is really nice to have other professionals to turn to.

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