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How to use Excel OFFSET function

SUMMARY INFO

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

Function: OFFSET
Function Category: Lookup and reference
Description: Returns a reference offset from a given reference
Return Value: A cell reference.
Syntax: =OFFSET (reference, rows, cols, [height], [width])
Applies to: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Other languages: English: OFFSET
French: DECALER
German: BEREICH.VERSCHIEBEN
Spanish: DESREF
Dutch: VERSCHUIVING
Italian: SCARTO
Russian: СМЕЩ
Danish: FORSKYDNING
Swedish: FÖRSKJUTNING
Portuguese (Brazil): DESLOC
Polish: PRZESUNIĘCIE
Finnish: SIIRTYMÄ
Norwegian: FORSKYVNING
Portuguese (Portugal): DESLOCAMENTO
Czech: POSUN
Hungarian: ELTOLÁS
Turkish: KAYDIR
All Other Languages: OFFSET
Related Functions: INDEX, MATCH

 

FUNCTION DETAILS

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

how-to-use-excel-OFFSET-function

=OFFSET (reference, rows, cols[height], [width])

reference The starting point, supplied as a cell reference or range.
rows The number of rows to offset below the starting reference.
cols The number of columns to offset to the right of the starting reference.
height [optional] The height in rows of the returned reference.
width [optional] The width in columns of the returned reference.

 

VIDEO EXAMPLES

Check the video below to see How to use Excel OFFSET function with some examples:

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES

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

Microsoft Office support page – Excel OFFSET function:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/OFFSET-function-c8de19ae-dd79-4b9b-a14e-b4d906d11b66

OFFSET function explained:
http://chandoo.org/wp/2012/09/17/offset-formula-explained/

 

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