CHILDREN of two columns


I was trying to reference the children of two columns @row in a MIN(COLLECT()) function.

Currently, I am only able to use two separate COLLECT() ---

MIN(COLLECT(CHILDREN(col1@row, criteriaRange1, criteria1), COLLECT(CHILDREN(col2@row, criteriaRange1, criteria1))

But when I arrange the two columns together, MIN(COLLECT(CHILDREN(col1@row:col2@row), criteriaRange1, criteria1)), the result is #UNPARSEABLE.

Is there any way to make the formula shorter?


  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hey @CeliaC

    Yes, you're right. You would need to use MIN(COLLECT around each Child rows with the criteria, then get the MIN of that as well:

    =MIN(MIN(COLLECT(CHILDREN(col1@row), criteriaRange1, criteria1)), MIN(COLLECT(CHILDREN(col2@row), criteriaRange1, criteria1)))

    Let me know if that makes sense and works for you!



  • CeliaC
    CeliaC ✭✭

    I realized that CHILDREN() only applies to a single cell - I'll have to use parallel formulas to refer to the childre cells in multiple columns.

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