Create an array formula

In Excel Online, you can view array formulas if the workbook you open already has them. But you won’t be able to create an array formula in this version of Excel by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Enter, which inserts the formula between a pair of opening and closing braces({ }). Manually entering these braces won’t turn the formula into an array formula either.

If you have the Excel desktop application, you can use the Open in Excel button to open your workbook to create an array formula there. Here’s how:

Click Open in Excel and create an array formula.

Open in Excel button

For news about the latest Excel Online updates, visit the Microsoft Excel blog.

For the full suite of Office applications and services, try or buy it at

Share Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Email Email

Was this information helpful?

Great! Any other feedback?

How can we improve it?

Thank you for your feedback!