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CHOOSE

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This function returns a value from a list of values.

CHOOSE(*index*,*value1*,*value2*,...)

This function has these arguments:

Argument | Description |
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index |
Index of the specified values to return; an integer value between 1 and 255 |

value1, etc. |
Values from which to choose; can have up to 255 values; can be numbers, cell references, cell ranges, defined names, formulas, functions, or text |

The value arguments can be range references as well as single values. For example, the formula:

SUM(CHOOSE(2,A1:A25,B1:B10,C1:C5))

evaluates to:

SUM(B1:B10)

which then returns a value based on the values in the range B1:B10.

This function is evaluated first, returning the reference B1:B10. The SUM function is then evaluated using B1:B10.

The index argument accepts numeric data. The value arguments accept any data. Returns the type of data of the specified value.

CHOOSE(3,A1,B1,C1,D1,E1) gives the result C1

CHOOSE(3,R1C1,R1C2,R1C3,R1C4,R1C5) gives the result R1C3

CHOOSE(2,"dogs","birds","fish","cats","mice") gives the result birds

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