When you work with a large dataset, you may wonder how many rows are in a range. This is relatively easy and we can use the ROWS function to figure out. However, if you want to check which row a number or a text string is in a range, you will need the ROW function.
In summary, the ROWS function tells you how many rows a range has, while the ROW function tells which row a value is in.
Example: You are working with a dataset with the product in column A, the DOB in column B, and the amount sold in column C.
Formula 1: To count how many rows the range of A1:C12 has
The result returns 12, and the range has 12 rows.
Formula 2: To figure which row a number is in, e.g., 529,944
Type the formula in a cell and find the number in column C (C5). The result returns 5, and the number is in row 5.
Notes: The ROWS function
The array is required. The number of rows in the data ranges you are looking for.