Returns the minimum value across the results of the expressions in expList, with options to skip missing or zero values.

Syntax

`@MINS (SKIPNONE | SKIPMISSING | SKIPZERO | SKIPBOTH, expList)`

Parameter | Description |
---|---|

SKIPNONE | Includes in the operation all cells specified in expList regardless of their content |

SKIPMISSING | Ignores all #MISSING values |

SKIPZERO | Ignores all 0 values |

SKIPBOTH | Ignores all 0 and #MISSING values |

expList | Comma-delimited list of member names, variable names, functions, or numeric expressions. expList provides a list of numeric values for which Essbase determines the minimum value. |

Notes

@MINS enables skipping of #MISSING and 0 values, in contrast with @MIN, which always includes these values.

@MINS (SKIPNONE, expList) is equivalent to @MIN (expList).

Because #MISSING values are less than positive data values and more than negative data values, if the data being calculated includes only positive and #MISSING values, @MINS returns #MISSING.

If the data being calculated includes only negative, 0, and #MISSING values,@MINS may return either #MISSING or 0 values in an unpredictable manner.

Example

For both examples, assume a database similar to Sample Basic. The Measures dimension includes two members: COGS (cost of goods sold) and OtherInc_Exp (miscellaneous income and expenses). The data can include 0 and #MISSING values.

Qtr1_Min = @MINS(SKIPBOTH, Jan:Mar);

This example ignores #MISSING and 0 values for all members of the Measures dimension. This example produces the following results:

Jan Feb Mar Qtr1_Min ======== ======== ======== ======== COGS #MISSING 1500 2300 1500 OtherInc_Exp -500 -350 0 -500

Qtr1_Min = @MINS(SKIPNONE, Jan:Mar);

For all members of the Measures dimension, this example includes #MISSING and 0 values and produces the following results:

Jan Feb Mar Qtr1_Min ======== ======== ======== ======== COGS #MISSING 1500 2300 #MISSING OtherInc_Exp -500 -350 0 -500

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