Need Min Value from Row and Heading Value that Corresponds to it.

I have a table that looks somewhat like this w/o the *'d headings:

h1	h2	h3	h4	h5	h6	h7	*Min Price	*Heading
$5.00	$6.00	$3.00	$4.00	$9.00	$1.00	$9.00	$1.00	h6
$3.00	$6.00	$8.00	$65.00	$9.00	$2.00	$4.00	$2.00	h6
$4.00	$9.00	$5.00	$7.00	$1.00	$2.00	$8.00	$1.00	h5
$9.00	$7.00	$6.00	$3.00	$9.00	$8.00	$2.00	$2.00	h7
$7.00	$8.00	$9.00	$7.00	$9.00	$8.00	$8.00	$7.00	h1


I have several SKU's with various price contract/programs.  I want to find 
the best price in one cell and the heading that would correspond to that cell 
in another.

I was trying to do this with an expression in a Query.  Any help is greatly 
appreciated. 
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See the MinOfList() function here:
    http://allenbrowne.com/func-09.html

To use it in your query, the expression to type into the Field row would be:
    MinOfList([h1], [h1], [h2], [h3], [h4], [h5], [h6], [h7])

In the end, the problem is really with your table design. Repeating fields 
violate basic relational design rules. You need many records instead of many 
fields. For more info, search for 'normalization'. Here's a list of places 
you could start:
    http://www.accessmvp.com/JConrad/accessjunkie/resources.html#DatabaseDesign101

-- 
Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP.  Perth, Western Australia
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.


"JCowell" <JCowell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:567D52A0-D211-43B7-ACF9-50770FD6DB7D@microsoft.com...
> I have a table that looks somewhat like this w/o the *'d headings:
>
> h1 h2 h3 h4 h5 h6 h7 *Min Price *Heading
> $5.00 $6.00 $3.00 $4.00 $9.00 $1.00 $9.00 $1.00 h6
> $3.00 $6.00 $8.00 $65.00 $9.00 $2.00 $4.00 $2.00 h6
> $4.00 $9.00 $5.00 $7.00 $1.00 $2.00 $8.00 $1.00 h5
> $9.00 $7.00 $6.00 $3.00 $9.00 $8.00 $2.00 $2.00 h7
> $7.00 $8.00 $9.00 $7.00 $9.00 $8.00 $8.00 $7.00 h1
>
>
> I have several SKU's with various price contract/programs.  I want to find
> the best price in one cell and the heading that would correspond to that 
> cell
> in another.
>
> I was trying to do this with an expression in a Query.  Any help is 
> greatly
> appreciated. 

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Allen
2/7/2010 5:53:07 AM
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