Lookup and reference functions (reference)

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Function Description
ADDRESS function Returns a reference as text to a single cell in a worksheet
AREAS function Returns the number of areas in a reference
CHOOSE function Chooses a value from a list of values
COLUMN function Returns the column number of a reference
COLUMNS function Returns the number of columns in a reference
FORMULATEXT function Returns the formula at the given reference as text
GETPIVOTDATA function Returns data stored in a PivotTable report
HLOOKUP function Looks in the top row of an array and returns the value of the indicated cell
HYPERLINK function Creates a shortcut or jump that opens a document stored on a network server, an intranet, or the Internet
INDEX function Uses an index to choose a value from a reference or array
INDIRECT function Returns a reference indicated by a text value
LOOKUP function Looks up values in a vector or array
MATCH function Looks up values in a reference or array
OFFSET function Returns a reference offset from a given reference
ROW function Returns the row number of a reference
ROWS function Returns the number of rows in a reference
RTD function Retrieves real-time data from a program that supports COM automation (Automation: A way to work with an application's objects from another application or development tool. Formerly called OLE Automation, Automation is an industry standard and a feature of the Component Object Model (COM).)
TRANSPOSE function Returns the transpose of an array
VLOOKUP function Looks in the first column of an array and moves across the row to return the value of a cell
Applies to:
Excel 2013, Excel Online