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MIN

Calculates the minimum value of an expression across all input values.

Syntax

MIN(<expr>)
Parameter Description
<expr> The expression used to calculate the minimum values. Valid values for the expression include a column name or functions that return a column name.

Example

For this example, we’ll create a new table prices as shown below.

CREATE DIMENSION TABLE IF NOT EXISTS prices
    (
        item TEXT,
        price INT
    );

INSERT INTO
	prices
VALUES
	('apple', 4),
	('banana', 25),
	('orange', 11),
	('kiwi', 20);

When used on the num column, MIN will return the largest value.

SELECT
	MIN(price)
FROM
	prices;

Returns: 4

MIN can also work on text columns by returning the text row with the characters that are first in the lexicographic order.

SELECT
	MIN(item)
FROM
	prices;

Returns: apple