Lookup and reference functions (reference)

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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

FORMULATEXT function

Returns the formula at the given reference as text

GETPIVOTDATA function

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

TRANSPOSE function

Returns the transpose of an array

VLOOKUP function

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

See Also

Excel functions (by category)

Excel functions (alphabetical)

Applies To: Excel 2013, Excel 2007, Excel 2010, Excel Starter, Excel Online, Excel 2016 for Mac



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