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MS Excel: ADDRESS Function (WS)

Learn how to use the Excel ADDRESS function with syntax and examples.

Description

The Microsoft Excel ADDRESS function returns a text representation of a cell address.

Syntax

The syntax for the Microsoft Excel ADDRESS function is:

ADDRESS( row, column, [ref_type], [ref_style], [sheet_name] )

Parameters or Arguments

row is the row number to use in the cell address.

column is the column number to use in the cell address.

ref_type is optional. It is the type of reference to use. It can be any of the following values:

Value Explanation
1 Absolute referencing.
For example: $A$1
2 Relative column; absolute row
For example: A$1
3 Absolute column; relative row
For example: $A1
4 Relative referencing.
For example: A1

If this parameter is omitted, the ADDRESS function assumes that the ref_type is set to 1.

ref_style is optional. It is the reference style to use: either A1 or R1C1. It can be any of the following values:

Value Explanation
TRUE A1 style referencing
FALSE R1C1 style referencing

If this parameter is omitted, the ADDRESS function assumes that the ref_style is set to TRUE.

sheet_name is optional. It is the name of the sheet to use in the cell address. If this parameter is omitted, then no sheet name is used in the cell address.

Applies To

The ADDRESS function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

  • Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

Type of Excel Function

The ADDRESS function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

  • Worksheet function (WS)

Example (as Worksheet Function)

Let's look at some Excel ADDRESS function examples and explore how to use the ADDRESS function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

=ADDRESS(4, 5) would return "$E$4"
=ADDRESS(4, 5, 1) would return "$E$4"
=ADDRESS(4, 5, 2) would return "E$4"
=ADDRESS(4, 5, 3) would return "$E4"
=ADDRESS(4, 5, 4) would return "E4"
=ADDRESS(4, 5, 1, TRUE) would return "$E$4"
=ADDRESS(4, 5, 1, FALSE) would return "R4C5"
=ADDRESS(4, 5, 1, TRUE, "Sheet1") would return "Sheet1!$E$4"