SMALL Function Excel

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel SMALL Function in Excel to calculate the nth smallest value, with formula examples.

SMALL Function Description:

The SMALL Function Calculates the kth smallest value.

Formula Examples:

small function examples

Example Formula Result
Smallest Value =SMALL(C5,D5) 3
Largest Value =SMALL(C6,D6) 17
3rd Smallest Value =SMALL(C7,D7) 6

Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the SMALL Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

array – An array of numbers.

k – The position of the value you want to return. Example: 6 would return the 6th smallest value.

Additional Notes


SMALL Examples in VBA

You can also use the SMALL function in VBA. Type:
For the function arguments (array, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.

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How to use the SMALL Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:
small formula syntax
You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=SMALL(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut CTRL + A (A for Arguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:
how to use the small function in excel

For more information about the SMALL Formula visit the
Microsoft Website.

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