MINA

Returns the smallest value in the list of arguments.

Syntax

MINA(value1,value2,...)

Value1, value2, ...     are 1 to 30 values for which you want to find the smallest value.

Remarks

  • Arguments can be the following: numbers; names, arrays, or references that contain numbers; text representations of numbers; or logical values, such as TRUE and FALSE, in a reference.
  • If an argument is an array or reference, only values in that array or reference are used. Empty cells and text values in the array or reference are ignored.
  • Arguments that contain TRUE evaluate as 1; arguments that contain text or FALSE evaluate as 0 (zero).
  • Arguments that are error values or text that cannot be translated into numbers cause errors.
  • If the arguments contain no values, MINA returns 0.
  • If you do not want to include logical values and text representations of numbers in a reference as part of the calculation, use the MIN function.

Example

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Formula Description (Result)
=MINA(A2:A6) Smallest of the numbers above. FALSE evaluates to 0 (0)
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2003