Quick, clean, and to the point

Excel MINIFS Function

Excel MINIFS function

The Excel MINIFS function returns the smallest numeric value that meets one or more criteria in a range of values. MINIFS can be used with criteria based on dates, numbers, text, and other conditions. MINIFS supports logical operators (>,<,<>,=) and wildcards (*,?) for partial matching.

Get minimum value with criteria
Return value 
Minimim value
=MINIFS (min_range, range1, criteria1, [range2], [criteria2], ...)
  • min_range - Range of values used to determine minimum.
  • range1 - The first range to evaluate.
  • criteria1 - The criteria to use on range1.
  • range2 - [optional] The second range to evaluate.
  • criteria2 - [optional] The criteria to use on range2.
Usage notes 

MINIFS is a new function, available in Office 365 and Excel 2019.

The MINIFS function can be used to find a minimum value in data after applying one or more criteria. Conditions are applied using range/criteria pairs. MINIFS can handle up to 126 range/criteria pairs. Each criteria range supplied must be the same size as the min_range.

The MINIFS function can apply criteria to dates, numbers, and text. MINIFS supports logical operators (>,<,<>,=) and wildcards (*,?) for partial matching.

In earlier versions of Excel you can use an array formula based on MIN and IF to find minimum values with criteria.


In the example shown, the formula in H7 is:


MINIFS returns the minimum value in D3:D15 where C3:C15 is equal to "F".


  • Criteria range(s) must be the same size as the min_range.
  • MINIFS will return a #VALUE error if a criteria range is not the same size as the min_range.

Excel Formula Training

Formulas are the key to getting things done in Excel. In this accelerated training, you'll learn how to use formulas to manipulate text, work with dates and times, lookup values with VLOOKUP and INDEX & MATCH, count and sum with criteria, dynamically rank values, and create dynamic ranges. You'll also learn how to troubleshoot, trace errors, and fix problems. Instant access. See details here.