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Get address of lookup result

Excel formula: Get address of lookup result
Generic formula 

To get the address of a lookup result derived with INDEX, you can use the CELL function. In the example shown, the formula in cell G8 is:


Which returns an address of $C$8, the address of the cell returned by INDEX.

How this formula works

Although INDEX normally displays the value of a cell at a given index, underneath it actually returns a reference.

By wrapping INDEX in the ADDRESS function, you can see the address of the cell returned by the lookup.

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