# MIN Function (DAX)

Returns the smallest numeric value in a column. Ignores logical values and text.

## Syntax

```
MIN(<column>)
```

## Parameters

Term |
Definition |
---|---|

column |
The column in which you want to find the smallest numeric value. |

## Return Value

A decimal number.

## Remarks

The MIN function takes a column as an argument, and returns the smallest numeric value in the column. The following types of values in the columns are counted:

Numbers

Dates

If the column contains no numerical data, MIN returns blanks.

Empty cells, logical values, and text are ignored. If you want to include logical values and text representations of numbers in a reference as part of the calculation, use the MINA function.

## Example

The following example returns the smallest value from the calculated column, ResellerMargin.

```
=MIN([ResellerMargin])
```

The following example returns the smallest value from a column that contains dates and times, TransactionDate. This formula therefore returns the date that is earliest.

```
=MIN([TransactionDate])
```

## See Also