I typed this =MIN(IF($C$8:$AF$8=$AK$3,C10:AF10<>0,C10:AF10)) but it doesn't evaluate this $C$8:$AF$8=$AK$3, it only returns C10:AF10<>0,C10:AF10. where AK3 = covid.

## How to find minimum value in a range excluding zero value in Excel?

Normally, zero value is supposed to be the minimum value among positive numbers. But in some cases, you need to find the minimum value in a range excluding the zero value. This article will show you method of finding minimum value excluding zero in Excel.

**Find minimum value excluding zero with formula**

#### **Find minimum value excluding zero with formula**

Supposing your number values locate in range A1:E7 as below screenshot shown. Please apply the following formula to get the minimum value in that range excluding zero in Excel.

1. Select a blank cell (H1) for placing the minimum value, enter formula **=SMALL(A1:E7,COUNTIF($A$1:$E$7,0)+1)** into the Formula Bar, and then press the **Enter** key.

Then the minimum value of specified range excluding zero is populated in the selected cell as above screenshot shown.

**Note**: You can also use the array formula =MIN(IF($A$1:$E$7 <>0,$A$1:$E$7)) + **Ctrl** + **Shift** + **Enter** keys to get the minimum value of a range excluding zero in Excel.

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