Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Looking Up the Address of an Item in a List
Here is a formula that returns the address of the cell in a list that contains a particular item. In the picture, cell D2 contains a Widget Stock Number, and cell E2 contains this array formula to return the item’s address:
Recall, an array formula is applied to a cell by simultaneously pressing the
Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys, not just
Enter. The curly braces are not typed in by you; Excel places them automatically when the array formula is properly applied.
If you are unfamiliar with array formulas, see my video and explanation of arrays here.
why does your formula work with commas? I have to use semicolons. I use Excel 2010, German Edition.
Greetings from Austria, Alex
It might be a difference due to country or region. I’m in the United States and I just tried the formula using semicolons instead of commas and it failed. I’ve seen a few stories on the web about this.
The difference is because the Region Format in windows control panel ,you can choose the way how to seperate numbers.