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## Revision as of 14:15, 26 February 2009

## INDEX

Returns a value from a table, given a row and column number.

### Syntax:

**INDEX(datatable; row; column; areanumber)**

- returns the value at position
,**row**in the range or array**column**.**datatable**

- If
has multiple ranges then**datatable**specifies which is to be used.**areanumber**is optional and defaults to**areanumber**.**1**

- If
has a single column, this syntax may be used:**datatable**

**INDEX(datatable; row)**

### Example:

If cells ` B1`,

`,`

**B2**`contain`

**B3**`,`

**5**`and`

**red**`and cells`

**6**`,`

**C1**`,`

**C2**`contain`

**C3**`,`

**TRUE**`and`

**3**`:-`

**blue****INDEX(B1:C3; 1; 1)**

- returns
.**5**

**INDEX(B1:C3; 3; 2)**

- returns
.**blue**

**INDEX(B1:B3; 2)**

- returns
.**red**

**INDEX(B1:C2 1; 2)**

- returns
.**TRUE**

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### Issues:

- Calc cannot yet handle empty parameters, so for example
will fail.**INDEX(multirange; 3; ; 2)** - If
has a single row, the ODFF standard implies that the syntax**datatable**may be used. This is to be implemented in Calc (issue 78781)**INDEX(datatable; column)**