Excel Row Function

This post will guide you how to use Excel ROW function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

Description

The Excel ROW function returns the row number of a cell reference.

The ROW function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Lookup and Reference Function.

The ROW function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.

Syntax

The syntax of the ROW function is as below:

= ROW ([reference])

Where the ROW function arguments is:
Reference – This is an Optional argument. the cell or range of cells reference that you want to get the row number.

Note: If the reference is omitted, the ROW function will return the row number of the current cell.

Excel Row Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel ROW Lookup and Reference Function to return the row number of a cell reference.
#1 To get the row number of “B5” cell in B1 Cell, just using the following excel formula: =ROW(B5)

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#2 To get the row number of the current cell, just using excel formula: =ROW()

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#3 get the first row number of range in excel

You can get the first row number in a range with an excel formula based on the ROW function as follows:

=ROW(Range)
=MIN(ROW(Range))
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The ROW function will only display the first row number.

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