## Index Worksheet Function

*by Linda Quinn*
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=Index( Range, Row_num, [Column_num])

** INDEX** returns a cell value at a specific ** row** and ** column** .

A function such as ** MATCH** can be used to find the row or column number.

** Range** |
** Range** of cells in which the row number and column number can be found. |

** Row_Num** |
The ** row number** is relative to the ** range** .
For example, if the range is ** B5:B10** then ** row_num 3** would be row ** 7** |

** Column_Num** |
If the ** Range** is wider than a single column,
the ** column number** finds the correct column for the given row. |

In the above example, the first

** INDEX** formula references the range

** A2:A7** .

It has a row number of

** 4** .

The fourth row in the range

** A2:A7** is row

** 5** of the Excel sheet, which contains the value

** 530** .

The second

** INDEX** example references the range

** A2:D7** .

Since this range has

** 2** dimensions, we need to provide a column number in addition to a row number.

In this example the row is

** 5** and the column is

** 4** . This is the location

** D6** in the range, which is the value

** 29,500** .

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