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How To Use CELL() Function in Google Sheets


Returns the requested information about the specified cell.
Common questions about the CELL formula include:
• What does the CELL formula do?
• How can I use CELL formula to retrieve data from different cells?
• Is there any way to format the return data from the CELL formula?

The CELL formula can be used appropriately by referencing the cell location of the data you are trying to access. It can also be used to format the output of a cell.

The CELL formula can be commonly mistyped by incorrectly referencing the cell location of the data or forgetting to use the relevant arguments.

Common ways the CELL formula is used inappropriately include leaving out arguments when referencing cells, using incorrect arguments for the formula, or referencing cells beyond a given worksheet.

Common pitfalls when using the CELL formula include forgetting to specify the argument in the CELL formula, referencing incorrect arguments, or referencing a cell incorrectly.

Common mistakes when using the CELL formula include accidentally referencing the wrong data, not referencing the entire worksheet, or forgetting to use relevant arguments.

Common misconceptions people might have with the CELL Formula include thinking that the data will be returned without any further formatting, forgetting to include argument to the function, or incorrectly referencing a location in the worksheet.

How To Actually Use CELL() in Sheets

CELL(info_type, reference)

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