Excel ISREF Function

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel ISREF Function in Excel to test if a cell contains a reference, with formula examples.

ISREF Function Description:

The ISREF Function Test if cell value is a reference. Returns TRUE or FALSE.

Formula Examples:

isref function examples

Example Formula Result
1 =ISREF(B5) False
2 =ISREF(B5+C5) False
3 =ISREF(5+3) False

Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the ISREF Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

value – The test value

Additional Notes

Use the ISREF Function to test if cell value is a reference. true/false

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How to use the ISREF 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:
isref 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 “=ISREF(” 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 isref function in excel

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

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