Returns the smallest number in a set of values.

Syntax

MIN(number1, [number2], ...)

The MIN function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Number1, number2, ... Number1 is optional, subsequent numbers are optional. 1 to 255 numbers for which you want to find the minimum value.

Remarks

Arguments can either be numbers or names, arrays, or references that contain numbers.

Logical values and text representations of numbers that you type directly into the list of arguments are counted.

If an argument is an array or reference, only numbers in that array or reference are used. Empty fields, logical values, or text in the array or reference are ignored.

If the arguments contain no numbers, MIN returns 0.

Arguments that are error values or text that cannot be translated into numbers cause errors.

Example

Set up a table with 1 column and 5 rows with these values:
10
7
9
27
2

Formula

Description

Result

=MIN([Table]![1][1]:[1][5])

Smallest of the numbers the the first five rows of Table

2

=MIN([Table]![1][1]:[1][5],0)

Smallest of the numbers the the first five rows of Table and 0

0