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The INDIRECT function is one of the lookup and reference functions. It is used to return the reference to a cell based on its string representation.

The INDIRECT function syntax is:

INDIRECT(ref-text [, A1-ref-style-flag])


ref-text a reference to a cell specified as a text string.

A1-ref-style-flag is a representation style. It is an optional logical value: TRUE or FALSE. If it is set to TRUE or omitted, the function will analyse ref-text as an A1-style reference. If FALSE, the function will interpret ref-text as an R1C1-style reference.

To apply the INDIRECT function,

  1. select the cell where you wish to display the result,
  2. click the Insert function
    icon situated at the top toolbar,
    or right-click within a selected cell and select the Insert Function option from the menu,
    or click the
    icon situated at the formula bar,
  3. select the Lookup and Reference function group from the list,
  4. click the INDIRECT function,
  5. enter the required arguments separating them by comma,
  6. press the Enter button.

The result will be displayed in the selected cell.


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