How to Get Cell Address of a Lookup Value

This post explains that how to lookup a value from a range or array, then return cell address from a lookup result in excel. How to get the cell reference of lookup result in a range.

Get Cell Address (reference) of a Lookup Value

If you want to lookup a value in a range or column and return the cell address of the first match of lookup value, you can use a combination with the CELL function, the INDEX function and the MATCH function.

In the previous post, we talked that how to lookup a value in a column, you can use the following formula:

=INDEX(A2:A5,MATCH("jenny",A2:A5,0))

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If the position of the first occurrence of the lookup value “jenny” is returned by the MATCH function, then this formula returns string “jenny”. Or it returns a #N/A error.

To get the cell address or return the relative cell absolute reference from a lookup result that returned by the above INDEX function, you can use CELL function to get the cell address as follows:

=CELL("address",INDEX(A2:A5,MATCH("jenny",A2:A5,0)))

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The CELL function will return the address of a cell that containing lookup value. So it returns $A$3.


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Related Functions

  • Excel CELL function
    The Excel CELL function returns information about the formatting, location, size, or contents of a cell.The syntax of the CELL function is as below:= CELL (info_type,[reference])…
  • Excel INDEX function
    The Excel INDEX function returns a value from a table based on the index (row number and column number)The INDEX function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Lookup and Reference Function.The syntax of the INDEX function is as below:= INDEX (array, row_num,[column_num])…
  • Excel MATCH function
    The Excel MATCH function search a value in an array and returns the position of that item.The syntax of the MATCH function is as below:= MATCH  (lookup_value, lookup_array, [match_type])….

 

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