Find smallest +Ve number from a range containing +Ve and -Ve values

awagdarikar

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Greetings,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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This is Aniruddha and I am a new member of this site. I need to find the smallest positive value from a range A1:D1 (containing both positive and negative values) as illustrated below.<o:p></o:p>
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Cell A1: 176.12 Cell B1: -26.12 Cell C1:3.88 Cell D1: 363.88<o:p></o:p>
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Obvious answer is Cell C1: 3.88 I have tried hard but I am not able to set a formula for this issue.<o:p></o:p>
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Thank you,<o:p></o:p>
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Aniruddha<o:p></o:p>
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erik.van.geit

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Hi, awagdarikar,
WELCOME to the BOARD!!!!!

This works for me
=SMALL(A1:D1,COUNTIF(A1:D1,"<0")+1)

kind regards,
Erik
 

dafan

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Confirm this with Ctrl-Shift-Enter, not just Enter!
Code:
=MIN(IF(A1:D1>0,A1:D1))

HTH.
 

awagdarikar

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Hi erik.van.geit,

Thanks for prompt responce but I get 176.12 as answer when I should be getting 3.88 as the answer.

Please help,
Aniruddha
 

awagdarikar

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Thanks defan,

but this gives #Value! error,

Thanks,
Aniruddha
 

dafan

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As I said, type in the formula, then confirm with Control+Shift+Enter, NOT just Enter.
 

awagdarikar

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Hi Eric,
Thanks for the reply. i had applied it in a wrong way, now I corrected it.
Your formula works well & you are rocking,
Thanks again,
Aniruddha
 

dafan

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No worries, learned something new today and that's what counts ;)
 

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