TOP function - Zoho Sheet - Help Guide


Returns top part/whole array from the top of given data_range after sorting it in descending order.




TOP(data_range; sort_index; [result_index]; [result_sets])

data_range: The array or range containing the input data. E.g. A2:D8

sort_index: The position of the row/column to sort in the given data_range. E.g. 3

result_index: The position of the row/column, in the given data_range from which you want the result. Defaults to the sort_index value if omitted. E.g. 1

result_sets: The number of rows/columns to return. Defaults to 1 if omitted. E.g. 3







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


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