# MINIFS function

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

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

Func_Range – required argument. 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.

#### Simple usage

=MINIFS(B2:B6;B2:B6;"<35")

Calculates the minimum of values of the range B2:B6 that are lower than or equal to 20. Returns 17.

=MINIFS(C2:C6;B2:B6;">=20";C2:C6;">90")

Calculates the minimum of values of the range C2:C6 that are lower than 90 and correspond to cells of the B2:B6 range with values greater than or equal to 20. Returns 190.

#### Using regular expressions and nested functions

=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. Returns 65.

=MINIFS(C2:C6;A2:A6;".*book";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. Returns 180.

#### 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:

=MINIFS(C2:C6;A2:A6;".*"&E2;B2:B6;"<"&MAX(B2:B6))

If E2 = "book", the function returns 180, because the reference to the cell is substituted with its content.