Google Sheets ROWS Function

This post will guide you how to use Google Sheets ROWS function with syntax and examples.


The Google Sheets ROWS function counts the number of rows in a cell reference.

The ROWS function can be used to return the number of rows in a specified range in google sheets. The purpose of this function is to get the number of rows in an array or cell reference and It’s returned value is a number of rows.

The ROWS function is a build-in function in Google Sheets and it is categorized as a LOOKUP function.


The syntax of the ROWS function is as below:

= ROWS(array)

Where the ROWS function arguments is:

  • array-This is an required argument. An array, or A reference to a range of cells.


  • ROWS just takes one argument, it can be a range or a array.
  • Array can be a range or a cell reference
  • If you want to count columns, you can use the COLUMNS function.
  • If you want to get row numbers, you can use the ROW function.

Google Sheets ROWS Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use google sheets ROWS Function to return the number of rows in a range of cells.

#1 To get the number of rows in the cell range “A1:C4”, just using the following ROWS formula:


google sheets rows function1