MINA function

Returns the smallest value in the list of arguments.

Syntax

MINA(value1,value2,...)

Value1, value2, ...     are 1 to 255 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

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

How to copy an example

  1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.

  2. Select the example in the Help topic.

    Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

    Selecting an example from Help

    Selecting an example from Help

  3. Press CTRL+C.

  4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.

  5. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.

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Formula

Description (Result)

=MINA(A2:A6)

Smallest of the numbers above. FALSE evaluates to 0 (0)

Applies To: Excel 2007



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