# What Function Do I Need

#### Peter100

##### Well-known Member
Hi

In A3 to B7 I have data as shown below, I want to display in E4 the minimum value of B3:B7 and in D4 the corresponding Option reference ie. A,B,C etc.

I cant lay the table out the other way round so as I could use a simple lookup.
Book1
ABCDE
2OptionValueMinimumValue
3A75OptionNoValue
4B22
5C67
6D45
7E12
8F99
Sheet1

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Will there ever be duplicate minimum values?

Try

C3=A3
C4=A4
...
C7=A7
(hide the column C)

E4 = MIN(B3:B7)
D4 = VLOOKUP(E4,B3:C7,2,FALSE)

If there are no duplicates, you don't need a helper column.

formula in E3:
=MIN(B:B)

Formula in D3:
=INDEX(A:A,MATCH(E3,B:B,0))

so unlikely I will say no

But youve raised an interesting point.
Would there be a way to indicate that two values were equal minimum ?

But lets leave that until later

Hi Hotpepper

It displayed the min Ok but put the text "option in D3. As index & match were on the column in total, I set the ranges to be A3:A8 & B3:B8 in both and this seems to work.

MANY THANKS

Index & Match I have yet to get to grips with fully.

Any ideas if there was a duplicate min value ?

Peter100

If I have understood correctly, here is one way of dealing with multiple minimums.

1. E4: =MIN(B3:B8)
2. F4: =COUNTIF(B3:B8,E4)
3. C3 (copied down): =IF(B3=\$E\$4,COUNTIF(B\$3:B3,\$E\$4),"")
4. D4 (copied down): =IF(ROWS(D\$4:D4)<=F\$4,INDEX(\$A\$3:\$A\$8,MATCH(ROWS(D\$4:D4),\$C\$3:\$C\$8,0)),"")
Mr Excel.xls
ABCDEFG
1
2OptionValueMinimum Value
3A75 Option NoValueOccurrances
4B22 C122
5C121E
6D45
7E122
8F99
9
Minimums

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