# How to use INDIRECT Function in Excel

In this article, we will learn about how to use the INDIRECT function in Excel.

The INDIRECT function is a cell reference function. It takes the value in the cell as address and returns the value in the address cell.
Syntax:

=INDIRECT (ref_text, [a1])

Letâ€™s understand this function using it an example.

Here As you can see B1 has the Formula indicating A1 cell and Text in A1 is D1. So the function returns the value in the D1 cell which is 500.

You can use it in many forms as shown here

Here & operator is used for joining the text to get a full address of the cell. So A1 has D and 1 is added to D, get D1 cell ref.
You can directly refer to any cell.

Here D1 is directly supplied to get the return from D1 address.
You can use it with other functions to get the sum of the range given by cell reference.

Here Range is provided to Sum functions referring A2:A5 cell.

Hope you understood how to use Indirect function and referring cell in Excel. Explore more articles on Excel cell reference function here. Please feel free to state your query or feedback for the above article.

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