To get a random value from a table or list in Excel, you can use the INDEX function with help from the RANDBETWEEN and ROWS functions.
In the example shown, the formula in G7 is:
=INDEX(data,RANDBETWEEN(1,ROWS(data...

You can get the first column (i.e. the starting column number) in a range with a formula based on the COLUMN function.
In the example shown, the formula in cell F5 is:
=MIN(COLUMN(data))
where data is a named range...

To create a dynamic date list, you can use a formula that increments a start date to create and display additional dates. In the example shown, the formula in B5 is:
=start+ROWS($B$5:B5)-1-offset
where "start" is the...

To count rows in an Excel table, you can use the ROWS function. In the example shown, the formula in I4 is:
=ROWS(Table1)
Note: with just the table name, ROWS will count data rows only.
How this formula works
This...

You can get the last row in a range with a formula based on the ROW function.
In the example shown, the formula in cell F5 is:
=MIN(ROW(data))+ROWS(data)-1
where data is a named range for B5:D10
How this formula...

To get the full address of a named range with an Excel formula, you can use the ADDRESS function together with the ROW and COLUMN functions. In the example shown, the formula in G5 is:
=ADDRESS(ROW(data),COLUMN(data),...

If you need to count the total number of cells in a rectangular range, you can do so with the ROWS and COLUMNS functions. In the generic form of the formula (above) rng represents a range of cells.
In the example, the...

To get the address of the first cell in a named range, you can use the ADDRESS function together with ROW and COLUMN functions.
In the example shown, the formula in G6 is:
=ADDRESS(ROW(data)+ROWS(data)-1,COLUMN(data...

To retrieve and display values sorted with a helper column, you can use an INDEX and MATCH formula, with a little help from the ROWS function. In the example shown, the formula in F5 is:
=INDEX(sales,MATCH(ROWS($D$5:$...

To extract multiple matches to separate cells, in separate rows, you can use an array formula based on INDEX and SMALL. In the example shown, the formula in E5 is:
{=IFERROR(INDEX(names,SMALL(IF(groups=E$4,ROW(names)-...

If you need to count the number of rows in a range, use the ROWS function. In the generic form of the formula (above) rng represents a range of cells.
In the example, the active cell contains this formula:
=ROWS(B4:...

To calculate the average for the last N values n an Excel table (i.e. last 3 rows, last 5 rows, etc.) you can use the AVERAGE function together with the INDEX and ROWS functions. In the example shown, the formula in F5...