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Is it possible in Google Sheets to write a formula that calculates the cell to fetch based on the value of another.

In this case I would want cell B2 to print the value of e2 so be something like:


Is this possible in Google Sheets?

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Try this formula in Cell B1:


The formula consists of two parts:

  • A1&1: this creates a string value of the cell address (E1) to be referenced.
  • indirect(): Returns a cell reference specified by a string.


  • Ah ok so the & character there is a concatenation operator?
    – John
    Mar 14, 2022 at 8:19

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