I need a formula (not VBA) that will return the row number of the last used cell in a worksheet.

I have data like:

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Not all columns have data and the columns are not filled with the same number of rows.

If I was dealing with only a single column (say column F), I would use:


which yields 13, but the data spans many columns in Sheet1

If I could use VBA rather than a formula, I would use something like:

Sub GetLastRow()
    Dim LastRow As Long, rng As Range
    Set rng = Sheets("Sheet1").Cells
    LastRow = rng.Find(what:="*", after:=rng(1), searchdirection:=xlPrevious).Row
    MsgBox LastRow
End Sub

I think I am missing something very simple.

  • Take a look: rondebruin.nl/win/s9/win005.htm – duDE Jan 3 '17 at 15:36
  • @duDE Thanks for responding....sadly, these solutions involve VBA – Gary's Student Jan 3 '17 at 15:37
  • btw a non array formula type to find the last row in a specific column: =MAX(IFERROR(MATCH("ZZZ",F:F),0),IFERROR(MATCH(1E +99,F:F),0)) – Scott Craner Jan 3 '17 at 15:39
  • @ScottCraner Thank you Scott...do you think a formula solution is possible ?? If it helps only the first 42 columns are populated. – Gary's Student Jan 3 '17 at 15:40
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    @ScottCraner You are correct.....if you post an Answer, I'll accept.... THANKS ! – Gary's Student Jan 3 '17 at 15:49

Either use your SUMPRODUCT:


or this AGGREGATE:


If you can limit the number of rows it will help speed up the formulas as they are array type formulas.

  • Thank you...while this may seem simple,...I was stumped for a non-VBA approach. – Gary's Student Jan 3 '17 at 15:57

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