MIN

Returns the minimum values

Syntax

-- As an aggregate
MIN( expr )

-- As a window function
MIN ( expr ) OVER (
         [ PARTITION BY value_expression [, ...] ]
         [ ORDER BY value_expression [ ASC | DESC ] [ NULLS { FIRST | LAST } ] [, ...] ]
         [ frame_clause ]
      )

Arguments

Parameter Description
expr Value expression

Returns

Return type is dependant on the argument.

Notes

  • NULL values are ignored

Examples

For these examples, assume a table named nba, with the following structure:

CREATE TABLE nba
(
   "Name" varchar(40),
   "Team" varchar(40),
   "Number" tinyint,
   "Position" varchar(2),
   "Age" tinyint,
   "Height" varchar(4),
   "Weight" real,
   "College" varchar(40),
   "Salary" float
 );

Here’s a peek at the table contents (Download nba.csv):

nba.csv
Name Team Number Position Age Height Weight College Salary
Avery Bradley Boston Celtics 0.0 PG 25.0 6-2 180.0 Texas 7730337.0
Jae Crowder Boston Celtics 99.0 SF 25.0 6-6 235.0 Marquette 6796117.0
John Holland Boston Celtics 30.0 SG 27.0 6-5 205.0 Boston University  
R.J. Hunter Boston Celtics 28.0 SG 22.0 6-5 185.0 Georgia State 1148640.0
Jonas Jerebko Boston Celtics 8.0 PF 29.0 6-10 231.0   5000000.0
Amir Johnson Boston Celtics 90.0 PF 29.0 6-9 240.0   12000000.0
Jordan Mickey Boston Celtics 55.0 PF 21.0 6-8 235.0 LSU 1170960.0
Kelly Olynyk Boston Celtics 41.0 C 25.0 7-0 238.0 Gonzaga 2165160.0
Terry Rozier Boston Celtics 12.0 PG 22.0 6-2 190.0 Louisville 1824360.0

Simple Minimum, Maximum on numeric columns

t=> SELECT MIN("Age"), MAX("Age") FROM nba;
min | max
----+----
 19 |  40

Minimum and maximum on text columns

t=> SELECT MIN("Name"), MAX("Name") FROM nba;
min          | max
-------------+--------------
Aaron Brooks | Zaza Pachulia

Combine MIN with GROUP BY

t=> SELECT "Team", MIN("Salary") FROM nba GROUP BY 1 ORDER BY 2 DESC LIMIT 5;
Team                   | min
-----------------------+--------
Boston Celtics         | 1148640
Minnesota Timberwolves |  947276
Utah Jazz              |  900000
Orlando Magic          |  845059
Memphis Grizzlies      |  700902