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# How to Use the Excel MINA Function Read time: 10 minutes

We can use the excel MINA Function to get the LEAST VALUE in a range of cells. The values could be numbers, text, and logical text like TRUE or FALSE. TRUE is read as 1 and FALSE is read as 0 by excel. Text values are read as 0. The steps below will walk through the process. Figure 1: How to Use the Excel MINA Function

## General Formula

`=MINA(RANGE)`

## Formula

`=MINA(A4:D4)`

## Setting up the Data

• We will set up the data by inputting the AMOUNT REALISED from FIVE PERSONS for a donation in four days into RANGE A4:D8
• Column E is where we want the formula to return the result for the MINA function
• Column F is where we want the formula to return the result for the MIN function Figure 2: Setting up the Data

## Excel MINA Function

• We will click on Cell E4
• We will insert the formula below into the cell
`=MINA(A4:D4)`
• We will press the enter key Figure 3: Result of the MINA function for range A4:D4

• We will click on Cell E4 again
• We will double-click on the fill handle (the small plus sign at the bottom right of Cell E4) and drag down to copy the formula into the other cells Figure 4: Result of the MINA function

## Excel MIN Function

Unlike the EXCEL MINA FUNCTION, the MIN FUNCTION returns only numbers.

• We will click on Cell F4
• We will insert the formula below into the cell
`=MIN(A4:D4)`
• We will press the enter key
• We will click on Cell F4 again
• We will double-click on the fill handle (the small plus sign at the bottom right of Cell F4) and drag down to copy the formula into the other cells Figure 5: Result of the MIN function

## Explanation

The Excel MINA function checks the range for the lowest value, including logical text and text values and returns the least value. If arguments contain no numbers, the Excel MINA function returns 0. It also ignores empty cells.

## Note

The Excel MINA function accepts up to 255 arguments.

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