# Manuals/calci/OFFSET

OFFSET (ReferenceRange,RowsOffset,ColumnsOffset,Height,Width)

where,

• is a reference cell or base cell of the offset,
• represents the number of cells up or down the reference cell,
• represents the number of cells left or right to the reference cell,
• is an optional value that represents the number of rows to be displayed as the output, and
• is an optional value that represents the number of columns to be displayed as the output.
• OFFSET(), returns a reference offset from a given reference.

## Description

OFFSET (ReferenceRange,RowsOffset,ColumnsOffset,Height,Width)

• OFFSET function is used to display the value of cell that is specified number of rows or columns away from the reference.
• Offset reference should be within the spreadsheet, else Calci displays #NULL error message.
• can be positive or negative. If is positive, it means move down from the reference. If is negative, it means move up from the reference.
• can be positive or negative. If is positive, it means move right from the reference. If is negative, it means move left from the reference.
• If or is omitted, Calci assumes it to be the same Height or Width as the reference.
• and should be > 1, else Calci displays #NULL error message.

## Examples

Consider the following examples that demonstrate the use of OFFSET function:

 Fruit Color Quantity Orange Orange 20 Banana Yellow 30 Apple Red 18 Strawberry Red 25
```=OFFSET(A2,2,2,1,1) : Returns the value in cell that is located two rows down(2) and one row to the right(2) from A2. Displays 18 as the output.
=OFFSET(B3,1,-1) : Returns the value in cell that is located one row down(1) and one row to the left(-1) from B3. Displays Apple as the output.
```

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