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CHOOSE: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use CHOOSE in Excel?

The CHOOSE function in Excel is used to return a value from a list of values that are supplied as an argument to the function. The CHOOSE function can be used to return a value from a list of numbers, a list of text values, or a list of logical values. The CHOOSE function can be used in a VLOOKUP function to return a value from a list of values that are stored in a column in a table.

What is the syntax of CHOOSE in Excel?

The syntax of CHOOSE in Excel is as follows:

=CHOOSE(index_num, value1, value2,...)

index_num is the number of the value you want to return from the list of values. value1, value2, etc. are the values you want to choose from.

What is an example of how to use CHOOSE in Excel?

The CHOOSE function in Excel is used to return a value from a list of values. The function takes three arguments: the first argument is the index number of the value you want to return, the second argument is the list of values to choose from, and the third argument is the default value to return if the index number is not found in the list. For example, if you want to return the value in the third column of the first row of a data table, you would use the following formula:

=CHOOSE(1,A1:C10, "Not found")

This formula would return the value "Not found" if the index number is not found in the list.

When should you not use CHOOSE in Excel?

CHOOSE should not be used in Excel when you want to select a range of cells that are not adjacent to each other. For example, if you want to choose cells C1, C3, and C5, you should use the formula =CHOOSE(2, "C1", "C3", "C5") rather than the formula =CHOOSE(1, "C1", "C3", "C5") because the latter will only select the cells C1 and C5.

What are some similar formulae to CHOOSE in Excel?

CHOOSE is a function in Excel that allows you to choose a value from a list of values. There are a few other functions in Excel that allow you to choose a value from a list of values. The INDEX function allows you to choose a value from a list of values based on a position number. The VLOOKUP function allows you to choose a value from a list of values based on a lookup value. The MATCH function allows you to choose a value from a list of values based on a match value.

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