# How to Use Excel TAKE Function?

Excel is a spreadsheet program that is developed for WindowsMacAndroid, and iOS. It helps to perform calculations on your PC. The purpose of this software is to do complicated calculations which are difficult to do manually. Sometimes, we want to extract the specified number of rows and columns from the range, for that we can use this TAKE function.

Here we will show you how to use the Excel TAKE function in the worksheet using its basic syntax, explanation, and proper examples. Get an official version of MS Excel from the following link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/microsoft-365/excel

## Definition of TAKE Function

• It is one of the built-in functions in Microsoft Excel.
• The TAKE function returns a subset of a given array. By using this function, we can extract the specified number of rows and columns from the range.

## Syntax

• Here, you will see the syntax of the TAKE function.
• To apply this function on your spreadsheet, you must select a cell and enter the formula in the following format.
• Once you enter the formula, click on the button to get the result.

=TAKE (array, [rows], [col])

Syntax Explanation:

• array – The source array or range.
• rows – It is an optional one. A number of rows to return as an integer.
• col – [optional] Number of columns to return as an integer.

## Examples

Let’s look at some practical examples of the TAKE Function and explore how to use it in Microsoft Excel.

• Initially, you have to open your Excel workbook on your PC and launch the worksheet with data.
• For example, we have entered the student score details in the range B3:C10. From this range, we will extract the last three rows using the TAKE function.
• Then, you have to enter the formula in the cell as shown below to get the result.
• After entering the formula, you need to click the  button to get the output.
• Let’s see another example to make it clear for you. From the same input range, we will extract one column. We have entered the formula, as shown below.
• After entering the formula, you need to click the  button to get the output.

## Wrap-Up

We hope that this post helped you to know how to use the Excel TAKE function in the spreadsheet with a few practical examples. Drop your suggestions in the below comment section. To learn more about Excel functions, then visit our webpage Aawexcel.com.

## Video Tutorial

The following video will show you how to apply the TAKE function in your Excel worksheet.