How to Use the COLUMN Formula in Excel
The Column formula in Excel is used to find out the number of a column where a reference cell is located in the worksheet. This is a commonly used function or formula that you use in advanced financial modeling if you have got a large set of data that you’re working with and you need to make reference to specific rows within the financial model.
- Reference: The cell is selected to find out the position of it.
In this example, we are going to find out the column number of the selected cells from the data table using the COLUMN formula.
*Note this table is only a sample of an example with few data entries, and the formulas are based on the whole population of raw data which are not reflected in the example.
This can be used as a formula to make reference to these cells in other financial models. You can embed this within a formula if you need to make reference to it and nest it within a formula that contains other lookups and references.
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