What is SMALL function in Excel? SMALL function is one of Statistical functions in Microsoft Excel that returns the k-th smallest value in a data set. Use this function to return values with a particular relative standing in a data set. Syntax of SMALL function SMALL(array, k) The SMALL function syntax has the following arguments: Array: An array or range of numerical data…

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## How to calculate next scheduled event in Excel

To get the next scheduled event from a list of events with dates, you can use an array formula based on the MIN and TODAY functions to find the next date, and INDEX and MATCH to display the event on that date. Formula {=MIN(IF((range>=TODAY()),range))} Note: this is an array formula and must be entered with Control + Shift + Enter. Explanation In…

## Highlight bottom values in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Highlight bottom values in Excel using the example below; Formula =A1<=SMALL(data,N) Explanation To highlight the smallest (bottom) values in a set of data with conditional formatting, you can use a formula based on the SMALL function. In the example shown, the formula used for conditional formatting is: =B4<=SMALL(data,input) Note: Excel contain a conditional formatting “preset” that highlights…

## Get nth match in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Get nth match in Excel using the example below; Formula =SMALL(IF(logical,ROW(list)-MIN(ROW(list))+1),n) Explanation To get the position of the nth match (for example, the 2nd matching value, the 3rd matching value, etc.), you can use a formula based on the SMALL function. In the example shown, the formula in G5 is: =SMALL(IF(list=E5,ROW(list)-MIN(ROW(list))+1),F5) This formula returns the position of…

## Find lowest n values in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Find lowest n values in Excel using the example below; Formula =SMALL(range,n) Explanation To find the n lowest values in a set of data, you can use the SMALL function. This can be combined with INDEX as shown below to retrieve associated values. In the example shown, the formula in F7 is: =SMALL(bid,E7) Note: this…

## Extract multiple matches into separate rows in Excel

This tutorial shows how to calculate Extract multiple matches into separate rows in Excel using the example below; Explanation To extract multiple matches to separate cells, in separate rows, you can use an array formula based on INDEX and SMALL. In the example shown, the formula in E5 is: {=IFERROR(INDEX(names,SMALL (IF(groups=E$4,ROW(names)-MIN(ROW (names))+1),ROWS($E$5:E5))),””)} This is an array formula and must be…

## Extract multiple matches into separate columns in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Extract multiple matches into separate columns in Excel using the example below; Explanation To extract multiple matches to separate cells, in separate columns, you can use an array formula based on INDEX and SMALL. In the example shown, the formula in F5 is: {=IFERROR(INDEX(names,SMALL(IF(groups=$E5,ROW(names)-MIN(ROW(names))+1),COLUMNS($E$5:E5))),””)} This is an array formula and must be entered with Control…

## Extract all partial matches in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Extract all partial matches in Excel using the example below; Formula =IF(F5>ct,””,INDEX(data,AGGREGATE(15,6,(ROW(data)-ROW($B$5)+1)/ISNUMBER(SEARCH(search,data)),F5))) Explanation To extract all matches based on a partial match, you can use use an array formula based on the INDEX and AGGREGATE functions, with support from ISNUMBER and SEARCH. In the example shown, the formula in G5 is: =IF(F5>ct,””,INDEX(data,AGGREGATE(15,6,(ROW(data)-ROW($B$5)+1)/ISNUMBER(SEARCH(search,data)),F5))) with the following named…

## Break ties with helper column and COUNTIF in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Break ties with helper column and COUNTIF in Excel using the example below; Formula =A1+(COUNTIF(exp_rng,A1)-1)*adjustment Explanation To break ties, you can use a helper column and the COUNTIF function to adjust values so that they don’t contain duplicates, and therefore won’t result in ties. In the example shown, the formula in D5 is: =C5+(COUNTIF($C$5:C5,C5)-1)*0.01 Context Sometimes, when…

## nth smallest value with criteria in Excel

This tutorial shows how to calculate nth smallest value with criteria in Excel using the example below; To get the 2nd smallest value, 3rd smallest value, 4th smallest value, and so on, where each value matches supplied criteria, you can use an array formula that uses the SMALL and IF functions. Formula {=SMALL(IF(criteria,values),n)} Explanation In the example shown, the formula…

## nth smallest value in Excel

This tutorial shows how to calculate nth smallest value in Excel using the example below; To get the 2nd smallest value, 3rd smallest value, 4th smallest value, and so on, from a set of data, you can use the SMALL function. Formula =SMALL(range,nth) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in G5 is: =SMALL(times,F5) How this formula works The SMALL…

## Sum bottom n values in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Sum bottom n values in Excel. You can use a combination of SUMPRODUCT function and SMALL function to get the sum bottom n values in the example below; Formula =SUMPRODUCT(SMALL(range,{1,2,n})) Explanation If you need to sum or add the bottom values in a range, you can do so with a formula that uses the SMALL function wrapped inside the…

## Sum bottom n values with criteria in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Sum bottom n values with criteria in Excel. You can use a combination of SUM function, SMALL function and IF function to get the sum bottom in the example below; Formula {=SUM(SMALL(IF(range1=criteria,range2),{1,2,3,N}))} Explanation To sum the bottom n values in a range matching criteria, you can use an array formula based on the SMALL function, wrapped inside the…

## 9 Mathematical Computations Example using Excel Statistical Function

In addition to formulas, another way to conduct mathematical computations in Excel is through functions. Statistical functions apply a mathematical process to a group of cells in a worksheet. This chapter gives an overview of some very useful statistical functions like: AVERAGE function, AVERAGEIF function, MEDIAN function, SUMIF function, MIN function, MODE function, STEDV function, LARGE function, SMALL function. Average To calculate the average of a range of cells, use the…