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Converts a cell reference to row and column.

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XL 3.5 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "XL.Sheet.AddrToRowCol"; bookRef; sheetIndex; Address; Selector )   More


Parameter Description Example
bookRef The reference to the workbook. Please use XL.LoadBook to load a file. $ref
sheetIndex The index of the sheet. This number ranges from 0 to XL.Book.SheetCount-1. 0
Address The address to convert. "A1"
Selector Which value to return: row, column, rowRelative, colRelative or address. "row"


Returns value or error.


Converts a cell reference to row and column.


Query row number:

MBS( "XL.Sheet.AddrToRowCol"; $book; 0; "C10"; "row" )

Example result: 9

Query column number:

MBS( "XL.Sheet.AddrToRowCol"; $book; 0; "C10"; "column" )

Example result: 2

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 14th May 2019

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