Learn how to use the Excel ROW function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Excel ROW function returns the row number of a cell reference.
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel ROW function is:
ROW( [reference] )
reference is optional. It is a reference to a cell or range of cells.
If the reference parameter is omitted, then the ROW function assumes that the reference is the cell address in which the ROW function has been entered in.
For example, the ROW function used in the picture above returns 1 because the ROW function has been entered in cell A1. Therefore, it assumes the following formula:
The ROW function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
The ROW function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:
Let's look at some Excel ROW function examples and explore how to use the ROW function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel ROW examples would return:
=ROW(B4) Result: 4 =ROW(A5:C5) Result: 5 =ROW(B1:G9) Result: 1