ISREF
TheISREF
formula is used to check if a value is a reference or not. It returns `TRUE` if the value is a reference and `FALSE` if it is not. This formula is commonly used in combination with other formulas that require a reference as input.
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Usage
Use the ISREF
formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:
 value (required):
The value to check if it is a reference.
Examples
Here are a few example use cases that explain how to use theISREF
formula in Google Sheets.
Check if cell contains a reference
You can use the ISREF
formula to check if a cell contains a reference or not. This is useful when you want to perform different calculations based on whether a cell contains a reference or a value.
Determine if a range is a reference
You can use the ISREF
formula to determine if a range is a reference or not. This is useful when you want to perform different calculations based on whether a range is a reference or a value.
Create dynamic formulas
You can use the ISREF
formula to create dynamic formulas that change based on whether a cell or range is a reference or a value. This can be useful when you need to create a formula that works with both references and values.
Common Mistakes
ISREF
not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the ISREF
Google Sheets Formula:
Using a value that is not a reference
ISREF function only works with references. If a nonreference value is used as input, the formula will return FALSE.
Using a range as input
ISREF function only works with single references. If a range of cells is used as input, the formula will return FALSE.
Incorrect syntax
Make sure the syntax of the formula is correct. The ISREF function only takes one argument, which should be a reference.
Related Formulas
The following functions are similar to ISREF
or are often used with it in a formula:

CELL
The
CELL
formula returns information about the formatting, location, or contents of a cell. The type of information returned depends on the value of theinfo_type
argument. 
TYPE
The
TYPE
formula in Google Sheets is used to determine the data type of the specified value. The result will be a number that corresponds to the data type, with 1 being a number, 2 being text, 3 being a logical value (TRUE or FALSE), 4 being an error value, 5 being a range, 6 being an array, and 7 being a cell reference. This formula is commonly used in conjunction with other formulas that require a certain data type as input. 
INDIRECT
The
INDIRECT
formula is used to return a cell reference specified by a string. This can be useful when you need to dynamically reference a cell based on the value in another cell. TheINDIRECT
formula can also be used to reference cells in other sheets or workbooks. 
ADDRESS
The
ADDRESS
formula in Google Sheets returns a cell reference as a string, given the row and column numbers. It can also return an absolute or relative reference, and can include sheet name in the reference. This formula is most commonly used to create dynamic references in other formulas or to create a cell reference based on certain criteria.
Learn More
You can learn more about the ISREF
Google Sheets function on Google Support.