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

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## 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)**

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

**#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))

The ROW function will only display the first row number.

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