# CHOOSE Function in Excel – Formula Explained with Examples

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## Choose Function: Explained with Examples

Choose function helps us to select a particular value from list of values. Or selecting particular cell or range from a range.

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For example, we may have some data in a range. And we wants to get a data from based on another selection. This type of functionality can be achieved with CHOOSE formula in Excel.

### What is the use of CHOOSE function?

CHOOSE Function in Excel returns a value from a list of values based on a given index position.

### What is the syntax of CHOOSE function?

CHOOSE( position, value1,

[value2], …).

position: index position number in the list of values to be returned.
value1, [value2], …: List of values to choose.

Note: The number of list item should be between 1 to 29. so you index position will be any number between 1 to 29.

### CHOOSE Function in Excel – Examples

Example 1: Choose function returns 1001 as output.

=CHOOSE(1,A4,A5,A6,A7) formula choose the first (1) value from the list (A4,A5,A6,A7) and returns its value 1001 as output.

Example 2: Choose function returns “second” as output.

=CHOOSE(2,”first”,”second”,”third”) formula choose the second (2) value from the list (“first”,”second”,”third”) and returns its value second as output.

Example 3: Choose function returns 1025 as output.

=CHOOSE(4,A4,A5,A6,A7) formula choose the fourth (4) value from the list (A4,A5,A6,A7) and returns its value 1025 as output.

Example 4: Choose function returns 1008 as output.

=CHOOSE(2,A4,A5,A6,A7) formula choose the second (2) value from the list (A4,A5,A6,A7) and returns its value 1008 as output.

### VBA example on CHOOSE function

CHOOSE function is also available in VBA, following is the example code:

Dim sOutout As String
sOutout =Choose(2, “First”, “Second”, “Third”)

Output: Second

This choose function(Choose(2, “First”, “Second”, “Third”)) in VBA, chooses the second (2) value from the list (“First”, “Second”, “Third”) and returns “second” as output.

### Conclusion:

Choose function is helpful to extract a value from the list of values. Some times helps to alternative to LOOKUP formulas. CHOOSE formula will be used with the cobination of MATCH, INDEX, OFFSET to lookup a value which is not possible with VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP.

### Reference:

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By |February 25th, 2013|Excel Formulas|1 Comment

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### One Comment

1. Jignesh February 17, 2018 at 5:42 PM - Reply

If i have more than 28 data from where i have to choose then i got error message…
so what i have to do?

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