The ORD-MIN Function

The ORD-MIN function returns a value that is the ordinal number of the argument-1 that contains the minimum value. The type of this function is integer.

General Format



  1. If more than one argument-1 is specified, all arguments must be of the same class, except alphabetic and alphanumeric arguments which may be mixed.

Returned Values

  1. The returned value is the ordinal number that corresponds to the position of the argument-1 having the lowest value in the argument-1 series.
  2. The comparisons used to determine the lowest valued argument are made according to the rules for relation conditions. See the topic Relation Condition in the chapter Procedure Division.
  3. If more than one argument-1 has the same lowest value, the number returned corresponds to the position of the leftmost argument-1 having that value.