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Excel CHOOSEROWS function (365)

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The Excel CHOOSEROWS function returns specified rows in an array or a range. The rows returned are based on the provided numbers in the formula as arguments, and each number corresponds to the numeric index of the row in the array.

Formula syntax



  • array: required, the array or the range that you want to return its rows.
  • row_num1,[row_num2],…: required, integer number, each number corresponds to the numeric index of the row in the array.


The CHOOSEROWS function returns the rows of the array.


If any of the row_num arguments are zero or the number of row_num argument is exceed the number of rows in the array, CHOOSEROWS function returns #VALUE! error value.


The CHOOSEROWS function is only available in Windows: 2203 (build 15104) and Mac:16.60 (220304).

Usage and Examples

To return the array in range A1:C5 of rows 1 and 3, please select a cell and use the formula as this:


Press Enter key.
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If you want to quickly get the last two rows of the array, you can use the formula as this:

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Other Functions:

  • Excel COLUMN Function
    The COLUMN function returns the number of column which formula appears or returns the column number of given reference

  • Excel COLUMNS Function
    The COLUMNS function returns the total number of columns in a given array or reference.

  • Excel LOOKUP Function
    LOOKUP function finds certain value in a one column or one row range, and return the corresponding value from another (one row or one column) range.

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