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MS Access: Min Function

This MSAccess tutorial explains how to use the Access Min function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Access Min function returns the minimum value in a set of numeric values in a select query.


The syntax for the Min function in MS Access is:

Min ( expression )

Parameters or Arguments

expression is a numeric value. It can be a field or a formula that evaluates to a numeric expression.

Applies To

The Min function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Access:

  • Access 2013, Access 2010, Access 2007, Access 2003, Access XP, Access 2000

Example in SQL/Queries

You can use the Min function in a query by clicking on the Totals button in the toolbar (This is the button with the summation symbol). The Min function is used in conjunction with the Group By clause.

For example:

Microsoft Access

This query would return the minimum UnitsInStock for each ProductName.