# How to Find the Minimum Value in Excel – 6 Easy Methods

the MIN function, the SMALL function, the MINIFS function, a Pivot table, and a VBA code can be used.

This is the sample datset.

### Method 1 – Using the MIN Function to Find the Minimum Value in Excel

The MIN function returns the smallest numeric value in a range of values. The syntax for the MIN function is

MIN(number_range)

number_range: The range from which you want to find the minimum value.

Instead of the number_range, you can use multiple numbers separated by a comma (,), and the MIN function will return the minimum among them.

#### 1.1 Finding the Minimum Value Within a Row

To find the minimum value each student has scored:

Step 1:

• Select H5.
• Enter the following formula.
`=MIN(C5:F5)`
• Press ENTER.

Step 2:

• Drag the Fill Handle toÂ H17.

Step 3:

• You will see all minimum scores in the H column.

#### 1.2 Finding the Minimum Value Within a Column

Step 1:

• Select H5.
• Enter the following formula.
`=MIN(C5:C17)`
• Press ENTER.

Step 2:.

• Drag down the Fill Handle to E13.

Step 3:

• You will see all minimum scores.

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### Method 2 –Â  Utilizing the SMALL Function to Find the Minimum Value

The SMALL function returns numeric values based on their relative position in a data set.

`SMALL(number_range, k)`

number_range: The range in which you want to find the minimum value.

k: Specifies the position of the smallest value. It is an integer value.

k decides which of the values will be returned by the SMALL function. If you want the smallest value, use 1. For the second smallest use 2.

#### 2.1 Finding the Minimum Value Within a Row

Step 1:

• Select H5.
• Enter the following formula.
`=SMALL(C5:F5,1)`

1 was chosen to find the least score.

• Press ENTER.

Step 2:

• Drag down the Fill Handle to H17.

Step 3:

• You will see all the minimum scores for all students inÂ column H.

#### 2.2 Finding the Minimum Value Within a Column

Step 1:

• Select H5.
• Enter the following formula.
`=SMALL(C5:C17,1)`
• Press ENTER.

Step 2:

• Drag down the Fill Handle to E13.

Step 3:

• You will see all minimum scores.

Read More: How to Find Lowest 3 Values in Excel

### Method 3 – Combining the MIN and IF Functions to Find the Minimum Value

The IF function will check the criteria and the MIN function will find the minimum.

This is the formula:

`MIN(IF(criteria_range=criteria,min_range))`

Step 1:

• Choose I5.
• Enter the formula.
`=MIN(IF(B5:B17=H5,C5:F17))`
• Press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to find the result in the array formula.

Formula Breakdown

• The IF function provides the criteria_range that is the column Student Name.Â
• The entire data set is the range.
• As the condition is matched, the MIN function will operate for min_range and return the minimum value: 50.

Step 2:

• This is the output.

### Method 4 – Inserting the MINIFS Function to Find the Minimum Value

The MINIFS function returns the smallest numeric value that meets one or more criteria in a range.

MINIFS (min_range, critera_range1, criteria1, [range2], [criteria2], …)

min_range: Range of values used.

criteria_range1: The first range to evaluate.

criteria1: Criteria to use on range1.

criteria_range2: The second range to evaluate.

criteria2: Criteria to use on range2.

Step 1:

• Select I5.
• The entire values in the table (C5:F17) andÂ the Student Name column were set as criteria_range.
• Enter the formula.
`=MINIFS(C5:C17,B5:B17,H5)`
• Press ENTER.

Step 2:

• This is the output.

### Method 5. Using a Pivot Table to Find the Minimum Value

Step 1:

• Select the table.
• Go to the Insert tab.
• Click Pivot Table.
• Choose New Worksheet.
• Click OK.

Step 2:

• English course was selected and dragged to Values.
• By default, the Pivot Table shows the sum of the values.
• Right Click the Sum of English.

Step 3:

• Click Value Field Settings.
• A new dialog box will open.

Step 4:

• Select MinÂ and click OK or press ENTER.

Step 5:

• Here, the Student Name was added as Rows in the Pivot Table.
• You can see all scores and the minimum score.

Read More: How to Find the Minimum Value with VLOOKUP in Excel

### Method 6 – Applying a VBA Code to Find the Minimum Value

Step 1:

• Open the Developer tab.
• Select Visual Basic.

Step 2:

• In the Visual Basic window, select Insert.
• Choose Module.

Step 3:

• Enter the following VBA code.
• Click “Run” or press F5 to run the code.
``````Sub Minimum_Value()
'declaring variable
Dim Mysheet As Worksheet
Set Mysheet = Worksheets("VBA")
'returning minimum value in a range
Mysheet.Range("C19") = Application.WorksheetFunction.Min(Mysheet.Range("C5:F17"))
End Sub```
```

Step 4:

• The minimum value for the entire dataset (33) will be displayed.

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