# MIN

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

Returns the smallest value in a list, range or array.

 number1 The first number. number2 (Optional) The second number.

 REMARKS
 * This function includes hidden cells.* Arguments that are just numbers are included.* Arguments that are just numbers passed as text ("3") are included. See Example 15.* Arguments that are just logical values are included. True evaluates to 1. False evaluates to 0. See Example 19.* Arguments that are just text will generate a #VALUE! error. See Example 16.* Arguments that are references to empty cells are excluded. See Example 8.* Arguments that are references to cells containing zeros are included. See Example 9.* Arguments that are references to cells containing dates are included and the date serial number is used. See Example 12.* Arguments that are references to cells containing logical values are excluded. See Example 11.* Arguments that are references to cells containing text are excluded. See Example 10.* Arguments that are arrays containing logical values are excluded.* Arguments that are arrays containing text are excluded.* If any cell references contain an error, then that error is returned.* You can have a maximum of 255 arguments.* You can use the AGGREGATE function to exclude hidden cells.* You can use the MAX function to return the largest value in a list, range or array.* You can use the MINA function to include logical values and text.* You can use the MINIFS function to satisfy multiple conditions.* You can use the MINBETWEEN - User Defined Function to return the smallest value that is between a range.* You can use the MINVISIBLE - User Defined Function to exclude hidden cells.* You can use the SMALL function to return the kth smallest value in a list or array of numbers.* This is similar to the AVERAGE, COUNT and SUM functions.* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.microsoft.com* For the Google documentation refer to support.google.com

 A B 1 =MIN(2,4) = 2 5 2 =MIN(5,10,15) = 5 10 3 =MIN(5,10,15,0) = 0 15 4 =MIN(-2,-3,4,5,6) = -3 5 =MIN({-2,-3,4,5,6}) = -3 0 6 =MIN(B1:B3) = 5 text 7 =MIN(B1,B2,B3) = 5 FALSE 8 =MIN(B1,B2,B3,B4) = 5 =DATE(2023,1,1) = 01 Jan 2023 9 =MIN(B1,B2,B3,B5) = 0 =10/0 = #DIV/0! 10 =MIN(B1,B2,B3,B6) = 5 11 =MIN(B1,B2,B3,B7) = 5 12 =MIN(B1,B2,B3,B8) = 5 13 =MIN(named_range) = 3 14 =MIN(B5,B6,B9) = #DIV/0! 15 =MIN(2,"3") = 2 16 =MIN(2,"some text") = #VALUE! 17 =MIN({2,"some text"}) = 2 18 =MIN(2,TRUE) = 1 19 =MIN(2,FALSE) = 0 20 =MIN({2,TRUE}) = 2

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