# Address of last cell in range

The ADDRESS function creates a reference based on a given a row and column number. In this case, we want to get the last row and the last column used by the named range **data** (B5:D14).

To get the last row used, we use the ROW function together with the MAX function like this:

Because **data** contains more than one row, ROW returns an array of row numbers:

{5;6;7;8;9;10;11;12;13;14}

This array goes directly to the MAX function, which returns the largest number:

MAX({5;6;7;8;9;10;11;12;13;14}) // returns 14

To get the last column, we use the COLUMN function in the same way:

Since **data** contains three rows, COLUMN returns an array with three column numbers:

{2,3,4}

and the MAX function again returns the largest number:

MAX({2,3,4}) // returns 4

Both results are returned directly to the ADDRESS function, which constructs a reference to the cell at row 14, column 4:

=ADDRESS(14,4) // returns $D$14

If you want a relative address instead of an absolute reference, you can supply 4 for the third argument like this:

### CELL function alternative

Although it's not obvious, the INDEX function returns a reference, so we can use the CELL function with INDEX to get the address of the last cell in a range like this:

In this case, we use the INDEX function to get a reference to the last cell in the range, which we determine by passing total rows and total columns for the range **data** into INDEX. We get total rows with the ROWS function, and total columns with the COLUMNS function:

With the array provided as data, INDEX then returns a reference to cell D14:

INDEX(data,10,3) // returns reference to D14

We then the CELL function with "address", to display the address.

*Note: The the CELL function is a volatile function which can cause performance problems in large or complex workbooks.*

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