Usage Of Min Function In Power Automate

Introduction

In Power Automate, at times we need to compare values. Min Function is used so that we can get the desired results easily. As an example, let us see how to get the minimum age of 2 persons as well as a minimum value from a given array of integers with the help of the Min function.

Step 1

Login to the required Power Apps environment using URL make.powerapps.com by providing username and password and click on Flows on the left-hand side as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Min Function in Power Automate

Step 2

After step 1, Click on New Flow and select instant cloud flow and provide the trigger as Manually trigger a flow and click on Create as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Min Function in Power Automate

Step 3

After Step 2, Add a parallel branch and in one part name flow as Min Function and take initialize variableaction and provide step name it as Set Age of First-Person as 30 years and then provide the inputs as in one side,

Name: First Person's Age

Type: Integer

Value: 30

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Min Function in Power Automate

Step 4

After step 3, on the other side of the parallel branch take initialize variableaction and provide step name it as Set Age of Second Person as 35 years and then provide the inputs as in one side,

Name: Second Person's Age

Type: Integer

Value: 35

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Min Function in Power Automate

Step 5

After Step 4, now take compose action and name it as Get Minimum Age between 2 Persons and provide the following inputs as below with min function and it expects the following syntax,

min(value_1: array|number)

and provide,

min(variables('First Person''s Age'),variables('Second Person''s Age'))

and click on update/ok as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Min Function in Power Automate

Step 6

After Step 5, initialize another variable to hold an array of integers and name it as Set Array of Integers and provide the following inputs as below with,

Name : IntegersArray

Type: Array

Value : [4,36,37,81,9]

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Min Function in Power Automate

Step 7

After Step 6, now take compose action to hold the minimum value in the array of integers.

Name: Get Minimum Value from Array of Integers.

Input

min(variables('IntegersArray'))

And click on ok/update as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Min Function in Power Automate

Step 8

After step 7, run the flow and see the results as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Min Function in Power Automate

Note

  1. Make sure to save and run the flow whenever you try expressions.
  2. MS documentation is found here

Conclusion

In this way, we can easily perform basic operations like the Min function to achieve simple requirements in Power Automate flow.