# MINIFS Function in Excel – Get the Minimum value with conditions in Excel

MINIFS function in Excel returns the Minimum value from the set of supplied numbers that meets some specific conditions. The MINIFS function in Excel supports logical operators (>,<,<>,=) and wildcards (*,?) for pattern matching

#### Wild cards in MINIFS Function

• ? –    matches any single character
• * –    matches any sequence of characters

#### Example:

The condition “A?e” will match all cells containing a text string beginning with “A” and ending in “e” and only one character in between i.e. A_e.

The condition “A*e” will match all cells containing a text string beginning with “A” and ending in “e” with multiple character(n) in between i.e. A_______e.

#### Syntax of MINIFS Function in Excel:

MINIFS( min_range, criteria_range1, criteria1, [criteria_range2, criteria2], … )
• min_range – Range of numeric values from which you want to find the minimum value if the conditions are satisfied.
• criteria_range1 – An array of values to be tested against criteria1.
• criteria1 – The condition to be tested against the values in criteria_range1

#### Example of MINIFS Function in Excel

##### Formula

• First two examples states the use of logical operation in MINIFS function with conditions.
• Last two examples states the use of wildcards in MINIFS function with two conditions.

So the result will be like

##### Result

Note: MINIFS Function is available only from Microsoft Excel 2016 onwards