Returns the row number of a specified cell.

**Common questions about the ROW formula in Google Sheets:**- What does the ROW formula do? returns the row of the cell the formula is in.
- How do I use the ROW formula in Google Sheets? write = then ROW()
- Can the ROW formula be used with multiple rows or columns? No
- Can the ROW formula be used with filters or sorting in Google Sheets? Yes,sorta
- How can I use the ROW formula to dynamically reference cells? add INDIRECT perhaps.

**Appropriate use of the ROW formula in Google Sheets:**

- To get the row number of a specific cell or range.
- To create dynamic formulas or references based on the row number.
- To generate a sequence of numbers in a column.
- To perform calculations or conditional formatting based on row numbers.

**Common mistyping of the ROW formula:**

- Confusing it with other functions like ROWS or COLUMN.
- Misspelling the function name as "RO" or "ROWW."

**Common inappropriate use of the ROW formula:**

- Using the ROW formula to retrieve data from a specific row without considering the context or purpose.
- Using the ROW formula in a way that doesn't align with the desired outcome or logic of the spreadsheet.
- Using the ROW formula excessively or unnecessarily, leading to complex and inefficient formulas. These kinds of things cause the sheet to recalculate every time a column or row is added or removed.

**Common pitfalls when using the ROW formula:**

- Forgetting to anchor the cell references properly when using the ROW formula within other formulas.
- Failing to update formulas that reference rows when inserting or deleting rows in the spreadsheet.
- Ignoring the fact that hidden rows still affect the row numbering in the ROW formula.

**Common mistakes when using the ROW formula:**

- Using the ROW formula to reference rows in a different sheet without specifying the sheet name.
- Incorrectly assuming that the ROW formula always returns the actual row number, without considering filtering or sorting effects.

**Common misconceptions about the ROW formula:**

- Believing that the ROW formula does not automatically adjust when rows are inserted or deleted. It does readjust the row output to the new row a cell is in.
- Assuming that the ROW formula can directly retrieve the values or contents of cells in a row, rather than just the row numbers. You can use INDEX perhaps or INDEX/MATCH formula combination for that.

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