# Documentation/Calc Functions/MINIFS

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## Function name:

MINIFS

## Category:

Statistical Analysis

## Summary:

Returns the minimum of the values of cells in a range that meet multiple criteria in multiple ranges.

## Syntax:

MINIFS(**Func_Range**; **Range1**; **Criterion1** [ ; **Range2**; **Criterion2** [;... ; [**Range127**; **Criterion127**]]))

## Returns:

Returns a real value which is the minimum value contained in cells of the specified ranges meeting their corresponding criteria.

## Arguments:

**Func_Range** is a range of cells, a name of a named range or a label of a column or a row containing values for calculating the minimum.

**Range 1** is a range of cells, a name of a named range, or a label of a column or a row, to which the corresponding criterion is to be applied.

**Criterion 1** is a string expression representing a logical condition or a cell reference to such string expression. The expression can contain text, numbers, regular expressions or wildcards (if enabled in calculation options).

**Range 2** and all the following mean the same as **Range 1**.

**Criterion 2** and all the following mean the same as **Criterion 1**.

Cells that contain text and satisfy their associated criterion are ignored when calculating the maximum value.

**Func_Range**and**Range 1**,**Range 2**... must have the same size, otherwise the function returns err:502 - Invalid argument.- If a cell contains TRUE, it is treated as 1, if a cell contains FALSE – as 0 (zero).
- If no cell satisfies its criterion then the function returns a zero value.
- If the Criterion is not a valid one like passing just ">" sign or "!" exclamation mark then the function returns a zero value since no cell qualifies for the operation.

## Additional details:

The search supports wildcards or regular expressions. With regular expressions enabled, you can enter "all.*", for example to find the first location of "all" followed by any characters. If you want to search for a text that is also a regular expression, you must either precede every character with a "\" character, or enclose the text into \Q...\E. You can switch the automatic evaluation of wildcards or regular expressions on and off in **Tools > Options > LibreOffice Calc > Calculate**.

## Examples:

Consider the following table

A | B | C | |
---|---|---|---|

1 | Product Name | Sales | Revenue |

2 | pencil | 20 | 65 |

3 | pen | 35 | 85 |

4 | notebook | 20 | 190 |

5 | book | 17 | 180 |

6 | pencil-case | not | not |

### Simple usage

Formula | Description | Returns |
---|---|---|

=MINIFS(B2:B6;B2:B6;"<35") | Calculates the minimum of values of the range B2:B6 that are less than 35. Here, the fifth row does meet the criterion and has the minimum value. | 17 |

=MINIFS(C2:C6;B2:B6;">=20";C2:C6;">90") | Calculates the minimum of values of the range C2:C6 that are greater than 90 and correspond to cells of the B2:B6 range with values greater than or equal to 20. Only fourth satisfies both criteria. | 190 |

### Using regular expressions and nested functions

Formula | Description | Returns |
---|---|---|

=MINIFS(C2:C6;B2:B6;">"&MIN(B2:B6);B2:B6;"<"&MAX(B2:B6)) | Calculates the minimum of values of the range C2:C6 that correspond to all values of the range B2:B6 except its minimum and minimum. Here, only the fourth row meet the criteria. | 65 |

=MINIFS(C2:C6;A2:A6;"pen.*";B2:B6;"<="&MAX(B2:B6)) | Calculates the minimum of values of the range C2:C6 that correspond to all cells of the A2:A6 range starting with "pen" and to all cells of the B2:B6 range except its minimum. | 180 |

### Using wildcard characters

The wildcard characters question mark (?), asterisk(*), or tilde (~) can be used in criteria. A question mark (?) matches any one character and an asterisk (*) matches zero or more characters of any kind.

Formula | Description | Returns |
---|---|---|

=MINIFS(B2:B6,A2:A6,"*pen*") | The function searches what cells from the range A2:A6 contain the word “pen” anywhere, and calculates the minimum of corresponding values from the B2:B6 range. Here the second, third and sixth row participate in the calculation. The search is performed in the A2:A6 range, but the values are returned from the B2:B6 range. | 20 |

### Reference to a cell as a criterion

If you need to change a criterion easily, you may want to specify it in a separate cell and use a reference to this cell in the condition of the MINIFS function. For example, the above function can be rewritten as follows:

Formula | Description | Returns |
---|---|---|

=MINIFS(C2:C6;A2:A6;".*"&E2;B2:B6;"<"&MAX(B2:B6)) where E2 = book and regular expressions are enabled | Here the link to the cell is substituted with its content. | 180 |

### More examples

For more examples, download and view this Calc spreadsheet.

## Related LibreOffice functions:

## ODF standard:

None

## Equivalent Excel functions:

MINIFS