Lookup and reference functions (reference)

To get detailed information about a function, click its name in the first column.

Note: Version markers indicate the version of Excel a function was introduced. These functions aren't available in earlier versions. For example, a version marker of 2013 indicates that this function is available in Excel 2013 and all later versions.

Function

Description

ADDRESS function

Returns a reference as text to a single cell in a worksheet

AREAS function

Returns the number of areas in a reference

CHOOSE function

Chooses a value from a list of values

COLUMN function

Returns the column number of a reference

COLUMNS function

Returns the number of columns in a reference

FILTER function

Office 365 button

Filters a range of data based on criteria you define

FORMULATEXT function
Excel 2013

Returns the formula at the given reference as text

GETPIVOTDATA function
Excel 2010

Returns data stored in a PivotTable report

HLOOKUP function

Looks in the top row of an array and returns the value of the indicated cell

HYPERLINK function

Creates a shortcut or jump that opens a document stored on a network server, an intranet, or the Internet

INDEX function

Uses an index to choose a value from a reference or array

INDIRECT function

Returns a reference indicated by a text value

LOOKUP function

Looks up values in a vector or array

MATCH function

Looks up values in a reference or array

OFFSET function

Returns a reference offset from a given reference

ROW function

Returns the row number of a reference

ROWS function

Returns the number of rows in a reference

RTD function

Retrieves real-time data from a program that supports COM automation

SORT function

Office 365 button

Sorts the contents of a range or array

SORTBY function

Office 365 button

Sorts the contents of a range or array based on the values in a corresponding range or array

TRANSPOSE function

Returns the transpose of an array

UNIQUE function

Office 365 button

 Returns a list of unique values in a list or range

VLOOKUP function

Looks in the first column of an array and moves across the row to return the value of a cell

XLOOKUP function

Office 365 button

Searches a range or an array, and returns an item corresponding to the first match it finds. If a match doesn't exist, then XLOOKUP can return the closest (approximate) match. 

XMATCH function

Office 365 button

Returns the relative position of an item in an array or range of cells. 

Important: The calculated results of formulas and some Excel worksheet functions may differ slightly between a Windows PC using x86 or x86-64 architecture and a Windows RT PC using ARM architecture. Learn more about the differences.

See Also

Excel functions (by category)

Excel functions (alphabetical)

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