CHOOSE function - Zoho Sheet - Help Guide


Returns a value from a list, given an index number.




CHOOSE(index; value1; [value2]; ...)

value: The values from which one is to be returned. Can be a value, cell reference, or formula. E.g. "Sunday","2/2/19"

index: Specifies which values to return. For example, 1 returns value1, 2 returns value2, and so on.



  • CHOOSE is flexible and can be combined with other functions. For example, it can be used along with RANDBETWEEN to create a random dataset (=RANDBETWEEN(1,5);"Value1";"Value2";"Value3";"Value4";"Value5").











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Possible Errors





  • The function could not find the value it was asked to look for. Commonly occurs in VLOOKUP and similar functions.


  • The function name is incorrect or invalid.

  • The given defined name (if any) is invalid.

  • There is a typo in the defined name used in the function.

  • Double quotes are missing for text values in the function.

  • Colon missing in a cell range reference.


  • The given argument's data type is incorrect or invalid.
    For example, the function =DATE(A1:A3) will return a #VALUE error when a text value is present in the range.

  • The index value is either lesser than 1 or greater than the number of values given as input.


  • The given cell reference is incorrect or invalid. This error may occur when a cell/range has been deleted, moved, or pasted over.


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