Creates a cell address as text, given specified row and column numbers.



Row_num     is the row number to use in the cell reference.

Column_num     is the column number to use in the cell reference.

Abs_num     specifies the type of reference to return.

Abs_num Returns this type of reference
1 or omitted Absolute
2 Absolute row; relative column
3 Relative row; absolute column
4 Relative

A1     is a logical value that specifies the A1 or R1C1 reference style. If a1 is TRUE or omitted, ADDRESS returns an A1-style reference; if FALSE, ADDRESS returns an R1C1-style reference.

Sheet_text     is text specifying the name of the worksheet to be used as the external reference. If sheet_text is omitted, no sheet name is used.


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Formula Description (Result)
=ADDRESS(2,3) Absolute reference ($C$2)
=ADDRESS(2,3,2) Absolute row; relative column (C$2)
=ADDRESS(2,3,2,FALSE) Absolute row; relative column in R1C1 reference style (R2C[3])
=ADDRESS(2,3,1,FALSE,"[Book1]Sheet1") Absolute reference to another workbook and worksheet ([Book1]Sheet1!R2C3)
=ADDRESS(2,3,1,FALSE,"EXCEL SHEET") Absolute reference to another worksheet ('EXCEL SHEET'!R2C3)
Applies to:
Excel 2003