Find the minimum value for a column or group.
field (required) The column to be searched. The function will search Numbers, Dates, and Strings, returning the minimum value.
NOTE: Sort order is affected by your database settings. For strings, sort order is most often blank spaces > special characters > numbers > uppercase letters > lowercase letters
For numbers, preceding and trailing zeroes most often have no effect on sort order.
- Finds the smallest balance. Could be negative.
- Finds the first name alphabetically. If Name was “Betty”, “Charles” and “Anne”, the result would be”Anne”
- Finds the lowest Invoice Date, which is the invoice date furthest in the past.