Lookup and Reference Functions

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This document briefly describes lookup and reference functions implemented in the XtraSpreadsheet.

Name

Description

Syntax

ADDRESS

Returns a text reference for a specified row and column number.

ADDRESS(row_num, column_num, [abs_num], [a1], [sheet_text])

AREAS

Returns the number of areas in a range.

AREAS(reference)

CHOOSE

Selects a value from a list based on its index number.

CHOOSE(index_num, value1, [value2], ...)

COLUMN

Returns the first column number within the cell reference or the number of the current column if no reference is supplied.

COLUMN([reference])

COLUMNS

Returns the number of columns in an array or reference.

COLUMNS(array)

FORMULATEXT

Returns what is displayed in the formula bar if you select the referenced cell.

FORMULATEXT(reference)

HLOOKUP

Looks up a value in the first table row, and returns a value in the same column from another row.

HLOOKUP(lookup_value, table_array, row_index_num, [range_lookup])

HYPERLINK

Creates a hyperlink.

HYPERLINK(link_location,friendly_name)

INDEX

Returns the value of an element in a table or an array, selected by the row and column number indexes.

INDEX(array, row_num, [column_num])

INDIRECT

Returns the reference specified by a text string.

INDIRECT(ref_text, [a1])

LOOKUP

Returns a value from a cell in a position found by lookup in a search table.

Vector form: LOOKUP(lookup_value, lookup_vector, result_vector )

'lookup_value' is the value to look up in the 'lookup_vector' single column (single row) range, 'lookup_vector' is a list of data (single column or row range) used to search for the lookup_value; 'result_vector' is a range of the same size as 'lookup_vector'. The function returns the value in 'result_vector' at the position where the match is found in 'lookup_vector'.

Array form: LOOKUP(lookup_value, array)

'lookup_value' is the value that you wish to look up in the specified array and 'array' is a two-dimensional array of data. The first column (or row) of an array will be used to search for the 'lookup_value', and the value in the corresponding last column (or row) will be returned.

MATCH

Searches for a specified item in a range of cells, and returns the relative position of that item in the range.

MATCH(lookup_value, lookup_array, [match_type])

OFFSET

Returns a reference to a range that is located a specified number of rows and columns away from a cell or range of cells.

OFFSET(reference, rows, cols, [height], [width])

ROW

Returns the first row number within the cell reference or the number of the current row if no reference is supplied.

ROW([reference])

ROWS

Returns the number of rows in an array or reference.

ROWS(array)

TRANSPOSE

Transforms a horizontal range of cells into a vertical range, and vice versa.

TRANSPOSE(array)

VLOOKUP

Looks up a value in the first column of a table, and returns a value in the same row from another column.

VLOOKUP( lookup_value, table_array, col_index_num, [range_lookup] )