# 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.

**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.

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.

### Example

In the example shown, the formula in H7 is:

=MINIFS(D3:D15,C3:C15,"F")

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

### Notes

- 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.

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