INDEX function - Zoho Sheet - Help Guide

INDEX

Returns a value from a table, given a row and column number.

 

Syntax

 

INDEX(data_table; row; column; area_number)

data_table: The cell range to test. E.g. A1:D8

row: Row number of the cell containing the value to return, in the given data_table. E.g. 3

column: Column number of the cell containing the value to return, in the given data_table. E.g. 1

area_number: The order or cell range to consider when more than one range is given. E.g. 2

 

Remarks

  • When the row or column value is given as zero, the function takes the entire column or row as the input respectively.


Examples

 

Formula

Result

=INDEX(A1:D8;3;1)

Rolling Chairs

=INDEX(A1:D8;4;2)

280

=INDEX(A1:D8~C1:C8;4;1;2)

$123


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Possible Errors

 

Errors

Meaning

#N/A!

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

#NAME!

  • 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.

#VALUE!

  • 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 row, column or area_number value is either 0 or higher than the given data_table.

#REF!

  • 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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