# Documentation/How Tos/Calc: ROW function

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## ROW

Returns the row number(s), given a reference.

### Syntax:

ROW(reference)

returns the row number of reference, where reference is a reference to a cell.
If reference is omitted, the row number of the current cell (containing the formula) is returned.
If reference is a range of cells and the formula is entered as an array formula (by pressing Ctrl-Shift Enter rather than Enter) a single column array of row numbers is returned.

### Example:

ROW(B3)

returns 3. Cell B3 is on the third row.

ROW()

if entered in cell D2, returns 2. Cell D2 is on the second row.

ROW(D5:D8) (entered with the Enter key)

returns 5. This is not an array formula, so the row number of the first cell D5 is returned.

ROW(D5:D8) (entered with Ctrl-Shift-Enter)

returns the single column array {5; 6; 7; 8}, as this is an array formula. If this formula is entered in cell A1, A1 will display 5, A2 6, A3 7 and A4 8.