“COLUMN”
Used for – “COLUMN” function in MS Excel is used to get the absolute position of the column of the reference cell.
Syntax – COLUMN([reference])
[reference] – This is an optional field as it is written in square brackets. It is a address of any cell for which we want to know the absolute position. The result of the this function is a numeric. If we do not put any reference it will consider the cell in which this function is typed and give the absolute position of the same.
Example – Following example will clear the COLUMN function:
In below table formulas are shown which which reflects the various reference type for the function COLUMN:
=COLUMN(A1)

=COLUMN(AA1)

=COLUMN()

=COLUMN(A11)

=COLUMN(BA1)


=COLUMN(A9999)

=COLUMN(TAA1)

Below table shows the result of the above function if copied to cell A1 to C3 in any worksheet of workbook:
1

27

3

1

53


1

13547

Below is a typical summary of the Column Function in the pictorial form with more advance typical information:
Summarized Column Function 
Note:
Here it should be noted that reference should be used for single cell. If a range is selected then it will give the absolute column position of the top left cell of the range.
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