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Formula Help-Finding the minimum value greater than zero

Ted Alvia
Ted Alvia
edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2015 Posts

Hello Smartsheet Community,

The formula I used in Microsoft Excel needed to be entered as an array.


What is the best way/formula to find the minimum value in a range that is not zero?




  • Jim Hook
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    I don't know of a way to do this in a single formula but here's one way that I can see to do it. First create a new column and in each row of the area that you want to find the >0 minimum for, enter the formula: =IF(Ref>0,Ref,"") where Ref is the entry in the same row that participates in the search for the non-zero minimum. If the row in interest is zero or negative the formula rill return a blank.  Then, at the bottom of the new column enter =MIN(Ref1:Ref2). The minimum non-zero value will be found.


    You might also be able to do this with a report since you can control what the report looks for in the row in question by looking for numbers >0 in the rows and sorting by values.

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