# How to Use DMIN Function in Excel (With Examples)

You can use the DMIN function in Excel to find the minimum value in a column that meet one or more specific conditions.

This function uses the following basic syntax:

DMIN(database, field, criteria)

where:

• database: The range of cells that make up the “database” of interest
• field: The column to find minimum value in
• criteria: The range of cells that contain the conditions to meet

The following examples show how to use the DMIN function in practice with the following dataset in Excel that contains information about various basketball players:

## Example 1: Use DMIN with One Condition

Suppose we would like to find the minimum value in the “Points” column where the value in the “Team” column is Mavs.

We can type our criteria into the range A2:D3 and then use the following formula with the DMIN function in cell G2:

```=DMIN(A5:D16, "Points", A2:D3)
```

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice:

The formula returns a value of 20.

This tells us that the minimum value in the “Points” column where the corresponding value in the “Team” column is Mavs is 20.

## Example 2: Use DMIN with Multiple Conditions

Suppose we would like to find the minimum value in the the “Rebounds” column where the following conditions are met:

• Value in “Team” column is Mavs
• Value in “Points” column is greater than 20

We can type our criteria into the range A2:D3 and then use the following formula with the DMIN function in cell G2:

```=DMIN(A5:D16, "Rebounds", A2:D3)
```

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice:

The formula returns a value of 2.

This tells us that the minimum value in the “Rebounds” column among players on the Mavs team with a points value greater than 20 is 2.