This post explains how to return an array of numbers using an excel formula in excel.

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## Create an Array of Numbers

If you want to create an array of numbers, you can use a combination of the ROW function, the INDIRECT function or OFFSET function or INDEX function or MIN function to create a new formula.

For example, to create an array of numbers like {1;2;3;4;5}, you can use the following formulas:

**=ROW(INDEX(A:A,1):INDEX(A:A,5))**

={1;2;3;4;5}

**=ROW(B1:B5)**

When you entered the above formula into a single cell, it just display only the first element in the array. And you need to press F9 to display the actual array result in the formula bar.

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### Related Functions

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