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Google Sheets RANK Formula: How to Use It (2024 Guide)

What is the Google Sheets RANK Formula?

The RANK function in Google Sheets is used to determine the rank of a specific number in a list of numbers. Its basic syntax is as follows:

RANK(number, data, [is_ascending])


number: The number whose rank you want to find.

data: The array or range containing the dataset to consider for ranking.

is_ascending: This is an optional argument. If TRUE, the rank will be given in an ascending order (the smallest number has the rank 1). If FALSE or omitted, the rank will be in a descending order (the largest number has the rank 1).

How to Use the RANK Formula in Google Sheets

Follow the steps below to use the RANK formula in Google Sheets.

1. Select the Cell

Click on the cell where you want the rank result to appear.

2. Enter the Formula

Type =RANK and then click on the cell that contains the number you want to rank.

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3. Select the Data Range

After adding a comma, select the range of cells that contains the data you want to rank against. 

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4. Specify Order (Optional)

After another comma, type TRUE if you want an ascending order (smaller numbers have lower ranks) or FALSE for descending order (larger numbers have lower ranks). This step is optional; if omitted, the default is descending order. 

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5. Press Enter

After closing the parenthesis, press Enter to execute the function.

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We hope this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of the Google Sheets RANK formula. You might also like our articles on how to create a custom function in Google Sheets and how to use a wildcard in Google Sheets.

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