MATCHΒΆ

Returns a relative position number of a matching cell inside a specified cell range.

Syntax

=MATCH(Value, SearchRange [, Type])

Arguments

Name

Description

value

Value to search for.

SearchRange

A cell range to search in.

Type

Optional. Search type with the following options:

1: Find the largest value in cell range which is less than or equal to specified value (Default). Table must be in ascending order.
0: Find the first value which match exactly specified value. Here the wildcards ? and * are supported.
-1: Find the smallest value in cell range which is greater or equal to specified value. Table must be in descending order.

Return Value

Returns relative position of in cell-range for given value or #NA if no match is found.

Example

Function

Result

Comment

1. =MATCH(4,B2:B4, 0)
2. =MATCH(2,A2:B2, 0)

MATCH
1. 2
2. 1

The index of the cell with the searched value is returned.