Microsoft Office Tutorials and References

In Depth Information

Figure 14-14:
The goal is to count the number of characters in a range of text.

The array formula is then reduced to the following:

=SUM({10,9,8,5,6,5,5,10,11,14,6,8,8,7})

Summing the three smallest values in a range

If you have values in a range named
Data
, you can determine the smallest value by using the SMALL function:

=SMALL(Data,1)

You can determine the second smallest and third smallest values by using these formulas:

=SMALL(Data,2)

=SMALL(Data,3)

To add the three smallest values, you could use a formula like this:

=SUM(SMALL(Data,1), SMALL(Data,2), SMALL(Data,3)