MIN(INDEX formula which ignores blanks or zeros?


New Member
Jan 3, 2013
Hi i am using the below formula


I tried to adapt it to use the MIN function but because my range covers periods in the future some cells are still blank, is there a way of using the formula to incorporate MIN but ignoring any blank or zero values in sheet 1 column B?

An example is
Sheet 1
A1-A59 runs from 01/12/2012 - 28/01/2013
B1-B59 only has values in upto 04/01/2013 as tomorrows data isnt available yet

Sheet 2
B1 is 05/12/2012
C1 is 20/01/2013

I want the fomula to use the dates in B1 and C1 to look at the values in sheet 1 column B and find the minimum withour returning a 0 value as the dates 05/01/2013-20/01/2013 have no values yet
tomorrow once i update my data i would need the formula to then take into account upto the 5th and continue each day up until the 20/01/2013 is reached

Thank you

Andrew Poulsom

MrExcel MVP
Jul 21, 2002
For MIN you will need an array formula:


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