@row referencing cell above

Kirstine ✭✭✭✭✭✭
edited 07/26/21 in Best Practice

Is there a way that I can use @row to reference the cell above? I'm creating a formula to check for duplicates and I want to compare details in the current row to the one above.


Best Answer


  • Mark Cronk
    Mark Cronk ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Kirstine ,

    I can't find a way to do it with @row without a reference to a specific row too. There are lots of posts in this community about how to find and flag duplicates.

    Curious if someone else has a better answer.


    I'm grateful for your "Vote Up" or "Insightful". Thank you for contributing to the Community.

  • Kirstine
    Kirstine ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks @Mark Cronk and @Leibel S for your input!

    Leibel your clever trick has done the job! I don't really understand it yet (I've just plugged in the formulae with my column names) but I'll wrap my head around it soon! Thanks so much!


  • Frank Falco
    Frank Falco ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks @Leibel S, that is a good solution that will work until we have a supported command.

    ✅Did my post help answer your question or solve your problem? Please help the Community by marking it as the accepted answer/helpful. It will make it easier for others to find a solution or help to answer!

  • Mark and Kirstine, this is just what I've been looking for, however, I keep getting an #UNPARSEABLE response. I have the "LINE-ID" AND "ROW#" columns working fine, however whenever I add an "=INDEX([Customer],[ROW#]@row -1)" either by itself or within a longer formula, I get #UNPARSEABLE .

    Any ideas?

  • Mark Cronk
    Mark Cronk ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    =INDEX([Customer]:[customer], match([ROW#]@row -1, row#:row#))



    I'm grateful for your "Vote Up" or "Insightful". Thank you for contributing to the Community.

  • Thanks Mark, I really appreciate the support. I still get an #UNPARSEABLE statement.

    At one time I thought for sure I had your original solution working, so I'm wondering if something else is messed up in my sheet? I've attached it for reference.

    See formulas in "Customer" column

  • Mark Crok, i like this formula, but i can not get it to work.

    =IF([email protected] <> "", (IF(date4 = [email protected] - 1, Mds4 + [email protected], [email protected])), "")

    i am trying to compare date in row 4 with row 5. it come with a False,

    if i remove the "@row-1" and use "4" it work fine. =IF([email protected] <> "", (IF(date4 = [email protected], Mds4 + [email protected], [email protected])), "")

    but i am trying to covert the column into a formula and it does not like the reference to a number.

    any idea?