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7.1.34 ORD-MIN



The ORD-MIN function returns a value that is the ordinal number of the argument that contains the minimum value.

The function type is integer.


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   | >>__FUNCTION ORD-MIN__(____argument-1_|__)__________________________>< |
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argument-1
Must be class numeric, alphanumeric, or alphabetic.


X If more than one argument-1 is specified, the combination of alphabetic
X and alphanumeric arguments is allowed.

The returned value is the ordinal number that corresponds to the position of the argument-1 having the least value in the argument-1 series.

The comparisons used to determine the least valued argument-1 are made according to the rules for simple conditions. For more information, see "Conditional Expressions" in topic 6.1.6.

If more than one argument-1 has the same least value, the number returned corresponds to the position of the leftmost argument-1 having that value.

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