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COLUMN: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use COLUMN in Google Sheets?

Columns in Google Sheets are a way to organize your data. You can have multiple columns in a sheet, and each column can have a name. To add a column, click on the "+" button at the bottom of the sheet. To name a column, double-click on the column header. To delete a column, right-click on the column header and select "Delete." To move a column, click and drag the column header to the desired location.

What is the syntax of COLUMN in Google Sheets?

COLUMN is a function in Google Sheets that returns the column number of a given cell or range. The syntax for COLUMN is as follows:

=COLUMN(reference)

reference - The reference to the cell or range for which you want to return the column number.

What is an example of how to use COLUMN in Google Sheets?

COLUMN returns the column number of a given reference. In Google Sheets, you can use COLUMN to return the column number for a given range of cells, or to return the column number for the current row. For example, the following formula returns the column number for the range of cells A1:C3:

=COLUMN(A1:C3)

The following formula returns the column number for the current row:

=COLUMN()

When should you not use COLUMN in Google Sheets?

There are a few times when you should not use COLUMN in Google Sheets. If you are trying to create a formula that references a column number, you should use the INDEX function instead. The COLUMN function can also be used to return the column letter for a given cell reference, but this can be done more easily using the CELL function. Additionally, the COLUMN function cannot be used to return the column number for a range of cells.

What are some similar formulae to COLUMN in Google Sheets?

COLUMN in Google Sheets is similar to the following formulae:

VLOOKUP()

INDEX()

MATCH()

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