# How do you return a cell reference in Excel?

## How do you return a cell reference in Excel?

The ADDRESS function returns the address for a cell based on a given row and column number. For example, =ADDRESS(1,1) returns $A$1. ADDRESS can return a relative, mixed, or absolute reference, and can be used to construct a cell reference inside a formula.

## What function returns a reference to a cell or cell range in Excel?

The Microsoft Excel INDIRECT function returns a reference to a range. You can use this function to create a reference that won’t change if row or columns are inserted in the worksheet. Or, use it to create a reference from letters and numbers in other cells.

**Why does VLOOKUP not return a value?**

VLOOKUP returning incorrect results If you omit to supply match type in a range_lookup argument of VLOOKUP then by default it searches for approximate match values, if it does not find exact match value. And if table_array is not sorted in ascending order by the first column, then VLOOKUP returns incorrect results.

### How does VLOOKUP return a value?

=VLOOKUP(What you want to look up, where you want to look for it, the column number in the range containing the value to return, return an Approximate or Exact match – indicated as 1/TRUE, or 0/FALSE)….For example:

- =VLOOKUP(A2,A10:C20,2,TRUE)
- =VLOOKUP(“Fontana”,B2:E7,2,FALSE)
- =VLOOKUP(A2,’Client Details’! A:F,3,FALSE)

### How do I find and return text in Excel cell reference?

How to find text in an Excel range and return the cell reference

- This part of the formula, MATCH(C14,A1:A11,0), returns the value 9.
- Now INDEX(A1:A11,9) part refers to cell reference A9.
- =CELL(“address”,A9) returns absolute reference of the cell A9.
- So, we get A9 as the output of the whole formula.

**What function can return the cell value?**

The INDEX function returns a value or the reference to a value from within a table or range. There are two ways to use the INDEX function: If you want to return the value of a specified cell or array of cells, see Array form.

#### Can VLOOKUP return text?

VLOOKUP allows exact-match search but won’t return anything other than numbers.

#### Why does VLOOKUP return #value?

The #VALUE error is usually a sign that the formula containing the VLOOKUP function is incorrect in some way. In most cases, this is usually because of the cell you’re referencing as your search value. The maximum size of a VLOOKUP lookup value is 255 characters.

**How do I get VLOOKUP to return text?**

In order to convert the number value to text, mention the format text argument as zero (0). After applying the VLOOKUP Formula answer is shown below. As usual select remaining arguments of the VLOOKUP function and complete the formula. You should get the result for your VLOOKUP function.

## How do I automatically return a cell value?

The AutoSum command allows you to automatically return the results for a range of cells for common functions like SUM and AVERAGE.

- Select the cell where the answer will appear (E24, for example).
- Click the Home tab.

## Why is my VLOOKUP returning #ref?

The #REF! error shows when a formula refers to a cell that’s not valid . This happens most often when cells that were referenced by formulas get deleted, or pasted over.

**How do I return a specific value in a VLOOKUP?**

If you want to return a specific text instead of the #N/A value, you can apply this formula: =IFERROR(VLOOKUP(D2,A2:B10,2,FALSE),”Specific text”).

### How do you reference a cell and not a formula in Excel?

Workaround

- Select the cell with the formula, and then click Cells on the Format menu.
- Click the Number tab.
- Select the cell with the formula, press F2, and then press ENTER.
- In the same cell, click Cells on the Format menu.
- Specify the category and format options for the cell and then click OK.