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# SQL MIN() and MAX() Functions

## The SQL MIN() and MAX() Functions

The MIN() function returns the smallest value of the selected column.

The MAX() function returns the largest value of the selected column.

### MIN() Syntax

SELECT MIN(column_name)
FROM table_name
WHERE condition;

### MAX() Syntax

SELECT MAX(column_name)
FROM table_name
WHERE condition;

## Demo Database

Below is a selection from the "Products" table in the Northwind sample database:

ProductID ProductName SupplierID CategoryID Unit Price
1 Chais 1 1 10 boxes x 20 bags 18
2 Chang 1 1 24 - 12 oz bottles 19
3 Aniseed Syrup 1 2 12 - 550 ml bottles 10
4 Chef Anton's Cajun Seasoning 2 2 48 - 6 oz jars 22
5 Chef Anton's Gumbo Mix 2 2 36 boxes 21.35

## MIN() Example

The following SQL statement finds the price of the cheapest product:

### Example

SELECT MIN(Price) AS SmallestPrice
FROM Products;
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## MAX() Example

The following SQL statement finds the price of the most expensive product:

### Example

SELECT MAX(Price) AS LargestPrice
FROM Products;
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## Exercise:

Use the `MIN` function to select the record with the smallest value of the `Price` column.

```SELECT
FROM Products;
```

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