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How To Use Excel INDIRECT Function

How to use Excel INDIRECT function

SUMMARY INFO

All the basic information regarding INDIRECT function in Excel is listed in the table below. (This data is regularly updated from Microsoft and several resources)

Function: INDIRECT
Function Category: Lookup and reference
Description: Returns a reference indicated by a text value
Return Value: A valid worksheet reference.
Syntax: =INDIRECT (ref_text, [a1])
Applies to: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Other languages: English: INDIRECT
French:  INDIRECT
German:  INDIREKT
Spanish: INDIRECTO
Dutch: INDIRECT
Italian: INDIRETTO
Russian: ДВССЫЛ
Danish: INDIREKTE
Swedish: INDIREKT
Portuguese (Brazil): INDIRETO
Polish: ADR.POŚR
Finnish: EPÄSUORA
Norwegian: INDIREKTE
Portuguese (Portugal): INDIRECTO
Czech: NEPŘÍMÝ.ODKAZ
Hungarian: INDIREKT
Turkish: DOLAYLI
All Other Languages: INDIRECT
Related Functions: INDEX, MATCH, VLOOKUP

 

FUNCTION DETAILS

Syntax details with an example regarding the correct usage of indirect function in Excel can be seen below.

how-to-use-excel-INDIRECT-function

=INDIRECT (ref_text, [a1])

ref_text A reference supplied as text.
a1 [optional] A boolean to indicate A1 or R1C1-style reference. Default is TRUE = A1 style.

 

VIDEO EXAMPLES

Check the video below to see How to use Excel INDIRECT formula with some examples:

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Here we provide a list of useful links which can be useful while trying to learn the function usage with some INDIRECT examples and tips.

Microsoft Office support page – INDIRECT Excel function:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/INDIRECT-function-474b3a3a-8a26-4f44-b491-92b6306fa261

 

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