Used within another function to reference the child rows of the referenced parent row.
- reference—[optional]A cell in a parent row. If no cell is specified, the function references the children of the current cell.
This example references the following sheet information:
|Clothing Item||Transaction Total||Item Number||Sold Date|
Given the table above, here are some examples of using CHILDREN in a sheet:
- The CHILDREN function in the following examples reference a parent row. More on Rows and Hierarchy.
- Some of these examples use the @cell parameter. More on @cell.
|=COUNTIF(CHILDREN([Sold Date]1), MONTH(@cell) = 2)||Count the total number of sales for a given month (February in this example).||3|
|=VLOOKUP(MAX(CHILDREN([Transaction Total]1)), [Item Number]2:[Transaction Total]4, 2)||Lookup the item number that had the highest transaction value.||C002|
|=SUMIF(CHILDREN([Sold Date]1), MONTH(@cell) = 2, CHILDREN([Transaction Total]1))||Returns the summed transaction total for sales that occurred during a specified month (February in this example).||3,115|
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