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INDEX: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use INDEX in Excel?

INDEX is a function in Excel that allows you to look up values in a table or range of cells. You can use INDEX to return a value from a specific row or column in a table or range. The syntax for the INDEX function is:

=INDEX(table_reference, row_number, [column_number])

Where:

table_reference is the table or range of cells that you want to look up values in

row_number is the row number in the table or range that you want to return a value from

column_number is the column number in the table or range that you want to return a value from

If you do not specify a column number, Excel will return the value from the left-most column in the table or range. If you do not specify a row number, Excel will return the value from the top-most row in the table or range.

What is the syntax of INDEX in Excel?

The INDEX function in Excel takes three arguments: the first is the cell or range of cells to be indexed, the second is the row number, and the third is the column number. The function returns the value of the cell at the intersection of the given row and column. If either the row or column number is out of bounds, Excel will return the #REF! error.

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

INDEX is a function in Excel that allows you to return a value from a range of cells by row and column number. For example, if you have a list of numbers in a column, and you want to find the value at the intersection of a certain row and column, you can use INDEX to return that value.

When should you not use INDEX in Excel?

There are several instances in which you should not use INDEX in Excel. One instance is when you are trying to lookup a value in a table that is not in the first column or first row of the table. In this case, you would use the MATCH function instead. Another instance in which you should not use INDEX is when you are trying to return a value from a table that is located in a different worksheet. In this case, you would use the VLOOKUP function instead. Finally, you should not use INDEX when you are trying to return a value that is not in the table. In this case, you would use the CHOOSE function instead.

What are some similar formulae to INDEX in Excel?

The INDEX function in Excel returns the value of a cell in a given row and column in a table or range. The following are some similar formulae to INDEX in Excel:

MATCH: The MATCH function returns the position of a cell in a given range that matches a given value.

VLOOKUP: The VLOOKUP function returns the value of a cell in a given table or range that matches a given value.

HLOOKUP: The HLOOKUP function returns the value of a cell in a given table or range that matches a given value.

INDEX & MATCH: The INDEX & MATCH function returns the value of a cell in a given table or range that matches a given value.

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