# How to find the min value for each product type

Given 2 columns (A) = Product Type (B) = Sales (\$)
with multiple rows (sales amount) for each Product Type
without using a pivot table, is there a way to add a column C which contains the min Sales for that product type?
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Commented:
Yes, you can, but with array formula.
If your range is A1:A6 for product type and B1:B6 for amount, use:
=MIN(IF(\$A\$1:\$A\$6=A1,\$B\$1:\$B\$6,""))
press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER
you will see:
{=MIN(IF(\$A\$1:\$A\$6=A1,\$B\$1:\$B\$6,""))}
Sample-28702550.xlsx
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Older than dirtCommented:
Here's a macro

``````Sub FindMinimums()
Dim lngProducts As Long
Dim lngRow As Long
Dim curMin As Currency

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

With ActiveSheet
'        .Range("A1:E" & lngLastRowE).AdvancedFilter Action:=xlFilterCopy, CopyToRange:=.Range("U1"), Unique:=True
.UsedRange.AutoFilter
.Range("C1:D" & .UsedRange.Rows.Count).ClearContents
.Range("A1:A" & .UsedRange.Rows.Count).AdvancedFilter Action:=xlFilterCopy, CopyToRange:=.Range("C1"), Unique:=True
.Range("C1") = "Products"
.Range("D1") = "Min Sales"
.Columns("A:A").Select
For lngProducts = 2 To .Range("C1048576").End(xlUp).Row
Selection.AutoFilter
curMin = 999999999
ActiveSheet.Range("A1:A" & .UsedRange.Rows.Count).AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:=.Cells(lngProducts, "C")
For lngRow = 2 To .UsedRange.Rows.Count
If .Rows(lngRow).Hidden = False Then
If .Cells(lngRow, "B") < curMin Then
curMin = .Cells(lngRow, "B")
End If
End If
Next
.Cells(lngProducts, "D") = curMin
Next
.UsedRange.AutoFilter
End With

Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
``````
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