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MINIMUM

Returns the smallest numeric value from the elements of a dynamic array.

Synopsis

MINIMUM(dynarray)

Arguments

dynarray An expression that resolves to a dynamic array of numeric values.

Description

The MINIMUM function compares the values of all of the elements in a dynamic array and returns the smallest numeric value. The MINIMUM function compares all dynamic array values, regardless of the dynamic array levels of the elements. If an element value missing or has a null string or non-numeric value, MINIMUM parses its value as 0 (zero).

Examples

The following example uses the MINIMUM function to return the smallest numeric value in a dynamic array:

a=10:@FM:9:@VM:8:@SM:7
PRINT MINIMUM(a);    ! returns 7

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