# OFFSET() function

Functions Jun 07, 2019

The OFFSET() function is a lookup and reference function that returns a reference to a range of cells that is a specified number of rows and columns from an initial supplied range.

Where to apply :

This function helps in getting data from master table and to map the data.

Syntax :

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

Parameters :

reference - Any cell reference.

rows - A positive or negative number by the number of cells left to both up and down side of used reference.

cols - A positive or negative number by the number of cells left to both left and right side of used reference.

[height] - A number that defines height of a range.

[width] - A number that defines width of a range.

Example:

1. Let's suppose the cell A1 is the reference from where you need to get the value of 2nd row and 3rd column that means D3 and the cell D3 keeps 5.

``````
=OFFSET(a1, 2, 3)    // Returns (5).

``````

It returns 5.

Excel based example:

Lets take a table to understand the use of OFFSET() function.

1. From the above we need to get Quantity, Price and Final Price for a specific product.

Formulas applied to get result for Quantity, Price and Final Price.

The OFFSET() function is well explained in above image.

Thank You!

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