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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: min function help

    Hello. I have 3 columns of dollar amounts in a table and I want to pick the smallest dollar amount and enter it into a new column. Can I use the eqivalent of the excel "min" function in acess?

    Thanks.

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    No:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;209857

    and the desire/need to do it hints at a design that isn't properly normalized.

    I wouldn't store the value, as it can always be calculated from the 3.
    Paul

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    Here a Function I Use

    Code:
    Function My_Min(val1, val2)
    
    If val1 <= val2 Then
    My_Min = val1
    Else
    My_Min = val2
    End If
    End Function

    then in a query

    I have this

    My_Min: My_min([feild1],My_min([feild2],[Feild3]))
    hope this help

    See clear as mud


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  4. #4
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    Thanks much, it worked!!

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