Returns the minimum value of a line item from a source module. The source and result module must both use the line item as a dimension: the source uses the dimension as a list-formatted line item.
- x: line item to search for a minimum value
- y: list item to use as criteria for the search
|Input Format||Output Format|
x: Line item
Matches the data format used by argument x
The function uses the following arguments:
- x: number, date, or time period-formatted source line item.
- y: list-formatted source line item.
The function has the following constraints:
- Two parameters are required.
- Result formatting must match the source formatting of the x parameter.
- The result or target line item must share a dimension with the list used to format the source y parameter line item.
- No Excel equivalent
MIN as an Aggregation Function
When used as an aggregation function, MIN returns the minimum value of the source line item x for data that matches criteria in a second line item formatted with list y.
Lowest numerical value
A Pay Details source module shows staff pay and city work location. The module has a list dimension on Rows for Employees. Two line items are on Columns: Pay is number-formatted and City is list-formatted on a City Location list:
A Maximum & Minimum Pay Levels results module has the City Location list as a dimension on Columns. We can then use MIN in a Minimum Pay for City number-formatted result line item to show the minimum pay level at each city work location:
Pay Details.Pay[MIN: Pay Details. City]
If we add a Start Date date-formatted source line item added to the Pay Details source module, ee can use MIN in the same results module that has City Locations applied as a dimension on columns.
The Earliest Start Date for City date-formatted result line item returns the earliest start date for an employee at each city location:
Pay Details.Start Date[MIN: Pay Details. City]
If we add a Start Month time period-formatted for months source line item to the Pay Details source module:
Earliest date per location
We can again use MIN in the same results module that has City Locations applied as a dimension on columns—the Earliest Start Month for City time period-formatted for months result line item returns the earliest start month for an employee at each city location:
Pay Details.Start Month[MIN: Pay Details. City]