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How to find/select minimum data/value in a range in Excel?

Author: Tech Support Last Modified: 2013-05-31

When you open a worksheet, there are hundreds of data in the cells, if you want to look for the minimum data, how should you do? It is tedious and time-consuming for you to pick up it one by one, normally we will select minimum data according to following procedures.

Using Min function to get the minimum data

To select the minimum data and locate the numbers in worksheet quickly with Kutools for Excel


arrow blue right bubble Using the Min function to get the minimum data

In a worksheet, select a blank cell to apply the min function, then Click Formula > Autosum > Min, and Select the range that you want to get the minimum data. See screenshot:

Then press the Enter key to get the minimum data. The minimum value will be displayed in the cell. See screenshot:

As you seen in the above screenshot, the minimum data is displaying in the cell. But with this min function, you can only get one minimum data, what if you want to know where and how many minimum data there are, this method will not go to work. To solve this matter, I will introduce you the multifunction tool Kutools for Excel.


arrow blue right bubble To select the minimum data and locate the numbers in worksheet quickly with Kutools for Excel

After installing Kutools for Excel, you can quickly select the minimum data in a range with Select Cells with Max or Min Value.

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Step 1. Please apply this utility by clicking Kutools > Select Tools > Select Cells with Max or Min Value. See screenshot:

Step 2. Select the range you want to work with from in the popup dialog.

Step 3. Specify what you want to look in in the drop-down box of Look in, select Minimum value under Go to option, and decide only the first cell will be showed or all cells will be showed after the operation. See screenshot:

Step 4. Click Ok. You will see the result as shown as below:

From this screenshot, we can see the exact location of the selected minimum data.

Note: All Cell option will select and locate all minimum data from the range. First Cell Only option will only select the first minimum data of the range.

For more detail information about Select Cells with Max or Min Value, please go to Select Cells with Max or Min Value.


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