Why isn't there a function to return the row number?

We have [column]@row. Why not =ROW()? I really need a column formula that returns the row number.

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  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Insert an auto-number type column (called "Auto" in this example). Then insert a text/number type column and use this column formula:

    =MATCH([email protected], Auto:Auto, 0)

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  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Insert an auto-number type column (called "Auto" in this example). Then insert a text/number type column and use this column formula:

    =MATCH([email protected], Auto:Auto, 0)

    thinkspi.com

  • Greg Arnson
    Greg Arnson ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you! I had a crude formula =COUNTIFS(Column$1:[email protected], OR(ISBLANK(@cell), NOT(ISBLANK(@cell)))) that could not be a column formula. Your formula allows me to make it a column formula. Much appreciated.