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All | Text | Date | Number | Aggregate | Filters | Lookups | Period | Queries | Math | System | Financial | Conditional | Common | Special

These functions perform a lookup on a data range using the provided value and return the result.

Returns the cell reference for the given *row* and *column*, or the current cell.

If you do not specify a row and column, the current cell is used.

ADDRESS(row, column)

Example:

ADDRESS(2, 3) = "C2"

ADDRESS() = "C2" (current cell)

Returns the type of value in the given data. Similar to the TYPE function.

CELL(data)

The function can return these values:

array = a data array or
cell range

blank = the following values are considered blank: absent data, empty
string "", a single space " ", a "0" text, and a 0 number

error = a formula
error

period = a period YYYY-MM

date = a date
YYYY-MM-DD

number = a numerical value

boolean = a boolean value

email =
an email address

phone = a phone number

url =
a website URL

wrap = a JSON-formatted text (see WRAP function)

text =
a text string

Example:

CELL(123) = "number"

CELL(A3) = "text"

Returns the number of cells in the given cell range or data array.

CELLS(data)

Example:

CELLS(A1:C4) = 12

Returns the value in the cell with the given cell reference. You can optionally provide the *sheet*
name (as text), else the default sheet (the first or only sheet in the model) will be used.

This is only relevant in models and enables you to obtain the value in a cell by setting a dynamic reference to that cell. This enables you to dynamically change the reference to a cell within a formula without having to change the formula itself.

Please be aware that sheet and cell references made via CELLVALUE are not adjusted when sheets are renamed and/or rows or columns are inserted or deleted. CELLVALUE enables you to set your own dynamic references to cell positions within a model, and is therefore never adjusted.

CELLVALUE(cell, sheet)

Example:

CELLVALUE("C2") = 25

CELLVALUE("C2", "Sheet1") = 25

Returns the value of the given *index* in the given cell range, data array, or
comma-delimited list of values.

CHOOSE(data, index)

Returns the number of columns in the given cell range or data array. The range must contain only one row.

COLUMNS(data)

Example:

COLUMNS(A1:E1) = 5

Compares the values in the 2 given cell ranges or data arrays, and returns the
outcome defined by the *type* parameter. Both ranges need to be of comparable
size. The common use-case for this function is to understand the difference in
values between 2 ranges.

COMPARE(data, range, type)

Type:

0 = returns true if the values in both ranges are the
same, else returns false (default)

1 = returns the number of values that
differ between both ranges

2 = returns the changed values as a comma-delimited
list

3 = returns the changed values and the compared values as a
comma-delimited list

Example:

COMPARE(A1:A5, B1:B5, 3) = "Peter Smith
(John Smith)"

Returns a list with sorted distinct items that occur in the given cell range, data array, or comma-delimited list of values.

DISTINCT(data)

Example:

data = "a,a,b,a,c,b,c,b,a"

DISTINCT(data) = "a,b,c"

Returns the value or text that resides between the given *key* and *endkey*. This
function is useful to extract words from texts, or to extract values from within HTML or
XML tags.

EXTRACT(data, key, endkey)

Example:

data = "<product>coffee</product>
"

EXTRACT(data, "<product>", "</product>") = "coffee"

Returns a filtered list with items in the given cell range or data array that meet the given
*condition*. The condition can either be a single value if you just want to compare
against that value, or an expression with an operator and value, within quotes (e.g. ">10").

The *data* parameter is the range of which you want to return the filtered items that
meet the condition. If you want to return the items of a range other than *data*, you
can optionally provide the *range* parameter. You can omit *range* if it is the
same as the *data* range. Using the optional *sort* parameter you can sort the
list.

This function is similar to the well-known functions SUMIF and COUNTIF, but rather than returning the sum or count of matching items, it returns a filtered (and optionally sorted) list of items.

FILTER(data, condition, range, sort)

Example:

FILTER(A2:A9, ">1000") = "1100,2002,1090"

FILTER(A2:A9, ">1000",
A2:A9, 1) = "1090,1100,2002"

Returns the starting position of a given text string (the *key* parameter) within
another text string (the *data* parameter).

FIND(data, key)

Example:

data = "this text"

FIND(data, "tex") = 6

Returns the first non-blank and non-zero value in the given cell range of data array.

FIRSTVALUE(data)

Example:

FIRSTVALUE("", "a", "", "b", "") = "a"

Looks up the given *key* value in the given horizontal cell range or data array
(*data*), and returns the value in the same column in the second horizontal cell
range or data array (*range*).

The lookup will always try an exact match on the *key* value, and return an empty
text when no exact match is found. If you want to find the nearest or approximate
match when no exact match is found, you need to set the *type* parameter.

HLOOKUP(data, range, key, type)

Type:

0 = exact match only (default)

1
= find the next value just after the given key

2 = find the previous value just before the
given key

3 = case-insensitive fuzzy match by ignoring all characters other than A-Z and 0-9

Returns a single value from the given cell range or data array, based on the given
*index*. The index is a sequential result of the combined row and column position. For
example, a range with 3 rows and 2 columns has 6 indices (3 * 2). The value on row 2
and column 1 has index 3 (1 * 2 + 1), whilst the value on row 3 and column 2 has
index 6 (2 * 2 + 2), and so on.

INDEX(data, index)

Returns the value in the cell with the given cell reference, or with the given *row* and
*column*. You can optionally provide the *sheet* name (as text), else the default
sheet (the first or only sheet in the model) will be used.

This is only relevant in models and enables you to indirectly obtain the value in a cell by setting a dynamic reference to that cell. This enables you to dynamically change the reference to a cell within a formula without having to change the formula itself.

Please be aware that sheet and cell references made via INDIRECT are not adjusted when sheets are renamed and/or rows or columns are inserted or deleted. INDIRECT enables you to set your own dynamic references to cell positions within a model, and is therefore never adjusted.

INDIRECT(cell) or INDIRECT(row, column, sheet)

Example:

INDIRECT("C2") = 25

INDIRECT(2, 3) = 25

INDIRECT(2, 3,
"Sheet1") = 25

Returns a property value from a JSON-formatted text, based on the given *key*. You can
specify the nodes(s) that represent the property value you want. You can specify nested nodes by
a period, e.g. mydata.product.description. You can also specify array positions, e.g.
mydata.products.0.id

JSON(data, key)

Example:

data =
{"mydata":{"product":{"id":"1","description":"coffee","price":"10"}}}

JSON(data,
"mydata.product.description") = "coffee"

Returns a text label for the given *index* by looking it up in the given cell range,
data array, or comma-delimited list of values.

LABEL(data, index)

Example:

LABEL("Jan,Feb,Mar", 2) = "Feb"

Returns the last non-blank and non-zero value in the given cell range of data array.

LASTVALUE(data)

Example:

LASTVALUE("", "a", "", "b", "") = "b"

Looks up the given *key* value in the given cell range or data array (*data*), and
returns the value on the same row in the second cell range or data array
(*range*).

The lookup will always try an exact match on the *key* value, and return an empty
text when no exact match is found. If you want to find the nearest or approximate
match when no exact match is found, you need to set the *type* parameter.

LOOKUP(data, range, key, type)

Type:

0 = exact match only
(default)

1 = find the next value just after the given key

2 = find the previous value
just before the given key

3 = case-insensitive fuzzy match by ignoring all characters other
than A-Z and 0-9

Compares each item in the given cell range or data array (*data*) to a *condition*,
and returns the value on the first row in the second cell range or data array (*range*)
that matches the condition.

MATCH(data, range, condition)

Returns an array of numbers, dates, or periods from the given start for the given *number*
of increments. The returned data has the same structure as a cell range or data array, which
enables you to pass this data directly into a dropdown editor or other functions that expect a
cell range or data array. You can optionally pass an *interval* (default is 1). The
interval can be positive or negative.

You can also use a text as *data*, in which case it will be suffixed by a numeric series.

This function automatically determines the type of *data* and then calls either
PERIODRANGE, DATERANGE, or the NUMRANGE function.

SEQUENCE(data, number, interval)

Example:

SEQUENCE(5, 4) = 5, 6, 7, 8

SEQUENCE(5, 4, 10) = 5, 15, 25,
35

SEQUENCE("2019-01", 3, 12) = "2019-01", "2020-01", "2021-01"

SEQUENCE("col", 4) =
"col0", "col1", "col2", "col3"

Returns the range of values, or the value at the given *index*, of the given
*planner*. See the PLANNER function below for further reference. No calculation
is performed: the function simply returns the value(s), which you can use in your own formula.

If you omit *index*, the function returns a range with all values.

PLAN(planner, index)

Examples:

PLAN("Months", 6) = 0.0833 * (1 / 12)*

The PLAN function works in conjunction with the **Cell editor
Planner** and enables you to define a pattern of values, and use those in formulas.

When you want to use a PLAN function, you first need to define a **Cell editor Planner**. See the PLANNER function for
more details.

Returns a proportion of *data* using the relative value at the given
*index* of the given *planner*. The returned value is calculated
as follows:

data * (value of given planner index / sum of all planner values)

If the given index does not exist in the planner, the function will use the given
ratio (which can be a cell reference, a formula, or a given value) and will return
the result of data * ratio.

If neither the index or a ratio exists, the
function will return 0 (zero).

PLANNER(data, planner, index, ratio)

Examples:

PLANNER(1000, "Months", 6) = 83.33 * (1000 * 1 / 12)*

PLANNER(1000, "Weeks445", 6) = 96.15 * (1000 * 5 / 52)*

PLANNER(1000, "Summmer", 6) = 111.11 *(1000 * 4 / 36)*

PLANNER(1000, "", 0, B3/C3) = 200.00 *(1000 * 1 / 10*

The PLANNER function works in conjunction with the **Cell editor
Planner** and enables you to distribute a given value across a range of cells
in a model, based on a defined pattern that can be selected by the user. For
example, this can be used to divide an given amount over a range of periods, or
across products etc.

When you want to use a PLANNER function, you first need to define a **Cell editor Planner**.

The below example defines 3 patterns for a cell editor: 6 equal months, a Summer pattern, and a Winter pattern:

The absolute values of the numeric patterns are irrelevant, what matters is each relative value as a proportion of the sum of all values. You can define as many indices in the patterns as you need.

You can also use one of the below aliases for common patterns:

- @month = every month (1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1)
- @quarter = every quarter (0,0,1,0,0,1,0,0,1,0,0,1)
- @soquarter = start of quarter (1,0,0,1,0,0,1,0,0,1,0,0)
- @halfyear = every half year (0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,1)
- @sohalfyear = start of half year (1,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0)
- @year = every year (0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1)
- @soyear = start of year (1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0)
- @period445 = 445 week-based (4,4,5,4,4,5,4,4,5,4,4,5)

In addition to defined static planners, you can also refer to a data query. Your data query can include multiple rows, with each row being treated as a separate planner. The first column on every row needs to contain the planner name, and the other columns need to contain the numeric patterns.

Returns the rank (starting at 1) of a given *number* within the list of numbers
in the given cell range or data array. Using the optional *type* parameter, you can
decide if/how the list will be sorted.

RANK(data, number, type)

Type:

"asc" = ascending sort (default)

"desc" =
descending sort

"none" = no sort

Example:

RANK(A1:A4, 45, "asc") =
3

Returns the number of rows in the given cell range or data array. The range must contain only one column.

ROWS(data)

Example:

ROWS(A1:A4) = 4

Updates a specific *value* within a JSON-formatted text that was created by WRAP. The *key*
is numeric in order of the values passed to WRAP (e.g. 1, 2, 3 etc). Use WRAP to create the
JSON-formatted text, or UNWRAP to extract the data again.

SETWRAP(data, value, key)

Example:

SETWRAP(data, 25, 2)

Returns the corresponding value that matches the given *key* in the given cell range or
data array, or comma-delimited list of values. The list must contain the keys and
their corresponding values as separate consequtive items. If no value is found, either the key
is returned, or an empty value if you set the *empty* parameter to true.

SWITCH(data, key, empty)

Returns the type of value in the given data. If the optional *type* parameter is given,
returns true if the data matches the expected type.

TYPE(data, type)

Type:

array = a data array or cell range

blank =
the following values are considered blank: absent data, empty string "", a single space " ", a
"0" text, and a 0 number

error = a formula error

period = a
period YYYY-MM

date = a date YYYY-MM-DD

number = a
numerical value

boolean = a boolean value

email = an email address

phone
= a phone number

url = a website URL

wrap =
a JSON-formatted text (see WRAP function)

text = a text
string

Example:

TYPE(123) = "number"

TYPE(123, "number") = true

CELL(A3) =
"text"

Returns a list with sorted unique items that occur in the given cell range, data array, or comma-delimited list of values.

UNIQUE(data)

Example:

data = "a,a,b,a,c,b,c,b,a"

UNIQUE(data) = "a,b,c"

Returns a specific value from a JSON-formatted text that was created by WRAP. The key is numeric in order of the values passed to WRAP (e.g. 1, 2, 3 etc). Use WRAP to create the JSON-formatted text.

UNWRAP(data, key)

Example:

UNWRAP(data, 2)

Looks up the given *key* value in the given vertical cell range or data array, and
returns the value on the same row in the second horizontal cell range or data array
(*range*).

The lookup will always try an exact match on the *key* value, and return an empty
text when no exact match is found. If you want to find the nearest or approximate
match when no exact match is found, you need to set the *type* parameter.

VLOOKUP(data, range, key, type)

Type:

0 = exact match only (default)

1
= find the next value just after the given key

2 = find the previous value just before the
given key

3 = case-insensitive fuzzy match by ignoring all characters other than A-Z
and 0-9

Returns data from a web service on the Internet or Intranet. Only connections over https://
are allowed.

If the data is returned in JSON format, you can use the *key*
parameter to specify the JSON node(s) that contains the required value(s). You can specify
nested nodes by a period, e.g. mydata.product.description. You can also specify array positions,
e.g. mydata.products.[0].id

If you don't specify any node, the entire JSON data will be
returned as text and you can use the JSON function to extract the necessary value(s) from that
data.

If the data is returned in text, XML, or HTML format, you can use standard
lookup and text functions (e.g. FIND, EXTRACT, LEFT, MID, RIGHT etc) to extract the required
value(s).

WEBSERVICE(url, key)

Example:

WEBSERVICE("https://api.exchangeratesapi.io/latest", "rates.USD")

Views the content of a web page on the Internet or Intranet. You can optionally define the
*width* and *height* of the window that contains the content.

Please note that for security reasons this is allowed for approved websites only, and only for https:// connections. By default, you can only link to pages on https://www.xlreporting.com. If you want to link to an external website or to your company intranet, please contact us.

WEBVIEW(url, width, height)

Example:

WEBVIEW("https://www.xlreporting.com")

Wraps a given cell range or data array into a JSON-formatted text. Ideal for storing complex data into a single value, for example when saving into a data set column. Each value is given a sequential numeric key starting at 1 (e.g. 1, 2, 3 etc) in order of the values passed. Use UNWRAP to extract the data again, or SETWRAP to update a specific value.

WRAP(data)

Example:

WRAP(A3:B3)

WRAP(A3, B3, C3)

Looks up the given *key* value in the given cell range or data array (*data*), and
returns the value on the same row in the second cell range or data array (*range*).

The lookup will always try an exact match on the *key* value, and return an empty text (or
the optional *notfound* value) when no exact match is found. If you want to find the
nearest or approximate match when no exact match is found, you need to set the *type*
parameter.

XLOOKUP(data, range, key, notfound, type)

Type:

0 = exact match only
(default)

1 = find the next value just after the given key

2 = find the previous value
just before the given key

3 = case-insensitive fuzzy match by ignoring all characters other
than A-Z and 0-9

Looks up the given *key* value in the given cell range or data array (*data*), and
returns its relative position.

*key* value, and return an empty text
when no exact match is found. If you want to find the
nearest or approximate match when no exact match is found, you need to set the *type*
parameter.

XMATCH(data, key, type)

Type:

0 = exact match only
(default)

1 = find the next value just after the given key

2 = find the previous value
just before the given key

3 = case-insensitive fuzzy match by ignoring all characters other
than A-Z and 0-9