How to Use ADDRESS in Google Sheets in 2020?

ADDRESSReturns a cell reference as a string.

Sample Usage





ADDRESS(row, column, [absolute_relative_mode], [use_a1_notation], [sheet])

row – The row number of the cell reference

column – The column number (not name) of the cell reference. A is column number 1.

absolute_relative_mode – [ OPTIONAL – 1 by default ] – An indicator of whether the reference is row/column absolute. 1 is row and column absolute (e.g. $A$1), 2 is row absolute and column relative (e.g. A$1), 3 is row relative and column absolute (e.g. $A1), and 4 is row and column relative (e.g. A1).

use_a1_notation – [ OPTIONAL – TRUE by default ] – A boolean indicating whether to use A1 style notation (TRUE) or R1C1 style notation (FALSE).

sheet – [ OPTIONAL – absent by default ] – A string indicating the name of the sheet into which the address points.


When using optional parameters such as sheet, ensure that commas are inserted to indicate which parameter is being set.

See Also

OFFSET: Returns a range reference shifted a specified number of rows and columns from a starting cell reference.

MATCH: Returns the relative position of an item in a range that matches a specified value.

INDEX: Returns the content of a cell, specified by row and column offset.


Returns the cell address (reference) as text, according to the specified row and column numbers, using different types of reference.