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COLUMN: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use COLUMN in Excel?

COLUMN is used in Excel to create a column of data in a worksheet. The COLUMN function can be used to return the column number of a given reference or to return the column number of the cell that contains a given value.

What is the syntax of COLUMN in Excel?

COLUMN is a function in Excel that returns the column number of a given reference. The syntax of the function is: COLUMN(reference)

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

COLUMN is used in Excel to return the column number of a given cell reference. COLUMN can be used in conjunction with other functions, such as MATCH and INDEX, to return specific information about a given cell. For example, the following formula returns the column number of the cell in the upper-left corner of the range A1:A10:

=COLUMN(A1:A10)

This formula can be used in other functions to return specific information about the cell in the upper-left corner of the range. For example, the following formula returns the value in the cell in the upper-left corner of the range A1:A10:

=INDEX(A1:A10,COLUMN(A1:A10))

When should you not use COLUMN in Excel?

There are a few instances when you should not use COLUMN in Excel. One instance is if you are trying to create a formula that references a specific row or column. In this case, you would use the ROW and COLUMN functions, respectively. Another instance is if you are trying to create a table of data and want the first row to be the header. In this case, you would use the HEADER function to create the first row of your table.

What are some similar formulae to COLUMN in Excel?

The Excel COLUMN function returns the column number of a given reference. The following column functions are similar to COLUMN in Excel:

COLUMNS in Excel returns the number of columns in a given reference.

ROW in Excel returns the row number of a given reference.

ADDRESS in Excel returns a text string that represents a cell or range of cells.

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