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Excel DROP function (365)

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2022-09-22

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Description

The Excel DROP function returns the specific rows or columns from an array based on the given number, which is usually used to get the contents of a table except for the header and footer.

Formula syntax

DROP(array,rows,[columns])

Arguments

  • array: required, the array or the range that you want to return its specified rows or columns.
  • rows: required, integer number, the numeric index of rows to drop start. If it is a negative number, means to drop from the end of the array.
  • columns: optional, integer number, the numeric index of columns to exclude. If it is a negative number, means to drop from the end of the array.

Returns

The DROP function returns the specified rows or columns of the array.

Errors

  • If any of the rows or columns arguments are zero, DROP function returns #VALUE! error value.
  • If the number of rows or columns argument are equal to or exceed the number of rows or columns in the array, DROP function returns #CALC! error value.
  • If the array is too large, the DROP function returns #NUM error value.

Remarks

DROP function returns an array that may not keep the data format, such as the dates will be shown as a 5-digit number.

Versions

The DROP 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 starting from the first row (excluding header), please select a cell and use the formula as this:

=DROP(A1:C5,1)

Press Enter key.
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If you want to return all rows (except headers) and exclude the first two columns, please use the formula as this:

=DROP(A1:C5,1,2)
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Other Functions:

  • 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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