# CHOOSE

CHOOSE(index_num, value1 [,value2] [..])

Returns the value in a row (or column) based on an index number.

 index_num The position you want to return. value1 The first value. value2 (Optional) The second value.

 REMARKS
 * This function can return multiple values.* This function can create a Dynamic Array Formula.* When this function returns multiple values it will create a Dynamic Formula in Excel 2021.* The "index_num" can be between 1 and 29 that specifies which value to choose.* If "index_num" = 1 then "value1" is returned.* If "index_num" = 2 then "value2" is returned, and so on.* If "index_num" < 1, then #VALUE! is returned.* If "index_num" > the number of arguments, then #VALUE! is returned.* If "index_num" is a fraction, it is truncated to the lowest integer before being used. * If "index_num" is an array, every value is evaluated.* The "index_num" can be a formula or reference to a cell containing a number between 1 and 29. * The "value" arguments can be numbers, cell references, named ranges, formulas, functions or text.* You can have a maximum of 255 arguments.* You can use the INDEX function when you have more than 255 values.* You can use the MATCH function to return the position of a value.* You can use the SUM function to return the total value of the numbers in a list, table or cell range.* The equivalent VBA function is VBA.CHOOSE* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.microsoft.com* For the Google documentation refer to support.google.com

 A B 1 =CHOOSE(B1,"Nails","Screws","Nuts","Bolts") = Nuts 3 2 =CHOOSE(B2,"Nails","Screws","Nuts","Bolts") = Screws 2 3 =CHOOSE(2.5,"Nails","Screws","Nuts","Bolts") = Screws 12 4 =CHOOSE(B2,"First","Second","Third") = Second 5 =CHOOSE(5,"Mon","Tue","Wed","Thu","Fri","Sat","Sun") = Fri 6 =CHOOSE({3,4},"Mon","Tue","Wed","Thu","Fri","Sat","Sun") = { Wed, Thu } 7 =CHOOSE(2,"1st",named_range,"2nd","3rd","4th") = 12 8 =CHOOSE(-1,"Nails","Screws","Nuts","Bolts") = #VALUE! 9 =CHOOSE(5,"1st","2nd","3rd","4th") = #VALUE! 10 =CHOOSE(2,{1,2,3,4}) = #VALUE!

 1 - What is the 3rd item in the given list.2 - What is the 2nd item in the given list.3 - What value is returned when the index number is 2.5.4 - What is the 2nd item in the given list.5 - What is the 5th item in the given list.6 - What are the values 3 and 4 in the given list.7 - This function can return values from cells with named ranges.8 - What if the index number is less than one.9 - What if the index number is greater than the number of arguments.10 - What if the second argument is a list.