# Returning a minimum value from a list of changing length

#### asawhill

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Hello -

I am using Excel 2002 and I am trying to return the minimum value from a given list that is dynamic in length. For example, if my list was comprised of the values 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, then the value I would want returned is 5. However, if I add a value so that the list is now 5, 6, 7 8, 9, 10, and 2, then I would want the value 2 returned. My trouble isn't getting the minimum value -- it's figuring out how to automatically adjust to a list that will expand or contract in length. Any ideas?

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asawhill said:
Hello -

I am using Excel 2002 and I am trying to return the minimum value from a given list that is dynamic in length. For example, if my list was comprised of the values 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, then the value I would want returned is 5. However, if I add a value so that the list is now 5, 6, 7 8, 9, 10, and 2, then I would want the value 2 returned. My trouble isn't getting the minimum value -- it's figuring out how to automatically adjust to a list that will expand or contract in length. Any ideas?

Assuming that the list starts in A2...

=MIN(A2:INDEX(A2:A65536,MATCH(9.99999999999999E+307,A2:A65536)))

Why not just =MIN(A:A)

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