# How to Find the Relative Position in a Range or Table

How to get the relative row numbers for a range or table. How to find the relative row position of one Cell value in a specified Range or table. This post will guide you how to get the relative position of all rows in a range or table in excel. And how to get the relative row position of an item in a table or excel range.

## Get the Relative Row Position of all Rows in Range

Supposing that you have a table that contain the data as the below picture. If you want to know the relative row position for all rows in an Excel Range (B3:D6), you can use a excel Array formula as follows:

`=ROW(B3:D6)- ROW(B3) + 1` Note: when you enter into the above formula in Cell F3, you must be press “CTRL”+”Shift”+ Enter to indicate that formula is an array formula.

Let’s see how the above array formula works:

=ROW (B3:D6) The first ROW function will return an array that contain 4 row numbers (absolute position) as elements.

=ROW (B3) The above Row function in array formula will also return an array contain only one element (row number of Cell B3)

=ROW(B3:D6)- ROW(B3) The result returned by the second ROW function is subtracted by the result returned by the First ROW function and it will return another Array as below:

`{0;1;2;3}`

Then the each value in the above array add 1 to get the relative row position of all rows in Range B3:D6, like the below array:

`{1;2;3;4}`

You can also use another excel array formula to get the same result as follows:

`=ROW(B3:D6)-ROW(INDEX(B3:D6,1,1))+1`

The INDEX function will return the reference of the first row in the range B3:D6, in other words, returns the reference of Cell B3. ## Get the Relative Row number of an item in a Range

Suppose that you have a table of data such as the above picture. If you want to get the row position of the highest price in a range (B3:D6), you can use the MAX function within the MATCH function to get the relative row position of the highest price in a range or a table. Just using the following excel formula:

=MATCH(MAX(D3:D6),D3:D6,0)

The MAX function returns the highest price as \$20 in range D3:D6. Then the MATCH function will search for a value returned by the MAX function in range D3:D6, then it returns the relative position of \$20. You will see that the above formula returns 2, because the second row in the range of D3:D6 have the highest price.

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