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On 27 Nov 2015 at 3:56, Edwar Cifuentes wrote:

Subject:                Re: [libreoffice-users] How to return cell address/reference 
        of function result with 2d operations?
From:                   Edwar Cifuentes <>
Copies to:              TomW <>
Date sent:              Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:56:58 -0500

Hey, this works! I need to analiyse slowly and thoroughly but there's a 
part I can't get into my head right from the start:
A1:C2=MAX(A1:C2)  <- what's that equal sign doing there? what does this 
part mean?

I agree that it works, but I also don't understand exactly how it is working. 
Since it is an array function, it must be going thru the array of cells, but what 
exactly it is doing, I don't know?? 

Did also, change my formula to a single cell formula, but it is very long, and 
doesn't handle correctly if there are two o r more cells with the high value.


Putting the MAX($A$1:$C$2) in a cell would make it a lot shorter since it is 
used a lot.

I have only since your original message, and then this reply. Did see the 
other solution as well. 

Thanks Tom

On the archive I saw someone else gave another working solution but I 
didn't get his replies on my inbox. Why? Are you getting my replies?

On 11/26/2015 09:26 AM, TomW wrote:
On 2015-11-25 17:26, Edwar Cifuentes wrote:

When using functions like MAX on a 2d range how can I get the cell's 
address/reference returned instead of the result value?

e.g. if I have this table starting at A1...
1    2    3
4    5    6

How can I get this:
1    2    3
4    5    6

Instead of this:
1    2    3
4    5    6

I know I could something containing MATCH if it were just a single 
row or column but here I have a table spanning several rows and 
columns and there seems to be no equivalent of MATCH for these 

Thank you


The following will find the address of the Max value.  If there are 
duplicate values it shows the last location.

=ADDRESS(MAX((A1:C2=MAX(A1:C2))*ROW(A1:C2)),MAX((A1:C2 = 

This is an array function and you need to use Ctrl-Shift-Enter instead 
of Enter.

Hope this works for you,


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