CELL Function Excel

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel CELL Function in Excel to get information about a cell, with formula examples.

CELL Function Description:

The CELL Function Returns information about a cell. Color, filename, contents, format, row, etc.

Formula Examples:

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Example Formula Result
address =CELL(C5,D5) $D$5
col =CELL(C6,D6) 4
color =CELL(C7,D7) 0
contents =CELL(C8,D8) 0
filename =CELL(C9,D9) C:[workbook.xlsm]sheet1
format =CELL(C10,D10) G
parentheses =CELL(C11,D11) 0
prefix =CELL(C12,D12)
protect =CELL(C13,D13)
row =CELL(C14,D14)
type =CELL(C15,D15)
width =CELL(C16,D16)

Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the CELL Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

info_type – Text indicating what cell information you would like to return.

reference – The cell reference that you want information about.

Additional Notes

The CELL Function returns information about a cell. The information that can be returned relates to cell location, formatting and contents.

Enter the type of information you want then enter the cell reference for the cell you want information about.

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How to use the CELL Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:
cell formula syntax
You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=CELL(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut CTRL + A (A for Arguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:
how to use the cell function in excel

For more information about the CELL Formula visit the
Microsoft Website.