MINA DAX Function (Aggregation)

Returns the smallest value in a column. Does not ignore logical values and text.

Syntax

MINA ( <ColumnName> )
Parameter Attributes Description
ColumnName

The column for which you want to find the smallest value.

Return values

Scalar A single value of any type.

Smallest value found in the column.

Remarks

The function MINA corresponds to MIN used with a single column as an argument for all the data types except Boolean.
When MINA operates with a Boolean data type, it consider TRUE as 1 and FALSE as 0.

For arguments that are not Boolean, the MINA function internally executes MINX, without any performance difference.
The following MINA call:

MINA ( table[column] )

corresponds to the following MINX call:

MINX (
    table,
    table[column] 
)

The result is blank in case there are no rows in the table with a non-blank value.

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Examples

More examples available for the MIN and MINX functions.

--  MINA required to aggregate boolean columns
--      FALSE is 0
--      TRUE  is 1
DEFINE
    MEASURE Customer[Group No Cars 1] = MINA ( Customer[NoCars] )
    MEASURE Customer[Group No Cars 2] = MINX ( Customer, 1 * Customer[NoCars] )
EVALUATE
SUMMARIZECOLUMNS ( 
    Customer[State], 
    "Group has no cars 1", [Group No Cars 1],
    "Group has no cars 2", [Group No Cars 2] 
)
ORDER BY customer[State]
State Group has no cars 1 Group has no cars 2
Ahal Province 1 1
Alabama 1 1
Alaska 1 1
Alberta 0 0
Alpes-Maritimes 1 1
Arizona 0 0
Armenia 1 1
Baden-Wuerttemberg 0 0
Bavaria 0 0
Beijing 1 1
Berlin 0 0
Bern 1 1
British Columbia 0 0
California 0 0
Central Greece and Evvoia 1 1
Chubu 1 1
Chuy Province 1 1
Colorado 1 1
Connecticut 1 1
Damascus 1 1
England 0 0
Essonne 0 0
Florida 0 0
Garonne (Haute) 0 0
Georgia 0 0
GuangDong 1 1
Hamburg 0 0
Hauts de Seine 0 0
Hesse 0 0
Hokkaido 1 1
Hong Kong 1 1
Illinois 0 0
Islamabad Capital Territory 1 1
Kansai 1 1
Kanto 1 1
Kentucky 1 1
Krung Thep 1 1
Leinster 1 1
Lisboa Region 1 1
Loiret 0 0
Lombardia 1 1
Lower Saxony 0 0
Madrid 1 1
Maharashtra 1 1
Maine 1 1
Maryland 1 1
Massachusetts 0 0
Minnesota 1 1
Mississippi 0 0
Missouri 0 0
Molonglo 1 1
Montana 0 0
Moselle 0 0
Moskovskaya oblast 1 1
National Capital Territory of Delhi 1 1
New Jersey 1 1
New South Wales 0 0
New York 0 0
Noord-Holland 1 1
Nord 0 0
North Carolina 0 0
North Rhine-Westphalia 0 0
Northwestern 1 1
Ohio 0 0
Ontario 0 0
Oregon 0 0
Pas de Calais 0 0
Queensland 0 0
Saar 0 0
Saxony 0 0
Schleswig-Holstein 0 0
Scotland 1 1
Seine (Paris) 0 0
Seine et Marne 0 0
Seine Saint Denis 0 0
Seoul-jikhalsi 1 1
Shanghai 1 1
Singapore 1 1
Somme 0 0
South Australia 0 0
South Carolina 0 0
Taiwan 1 1
Tasmania 0 0
Tehran 1 1
Texas 0 0
Thimphu District 1 1
Tohoku 1 1
Utah 0 0
Val de Marne 0 0
Val d’Oise 0 0
Victoria 0 0
Virginia 0 0
Warszawa 1 1
Washington 0 0
West Bengal 1 1
Wisconsin 1 1
Wyoming 1 1
Xinjiang 1 1
Yeongnam 1 1
Yveline 0 0

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Last update: Nov 23, 2021   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

Microsoft documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/mina-function-dax

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Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

This expression is executed in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Iterator

Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.

Deprecated

This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.

Deprecated

This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

DirectQuery compatibility

Limitations are placed on DAX expressions allowed in measures and calculated columns.
The state below shows the DirectQuery compatibility of the DAX function.

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