# DEPENDS function

This article describes the formula syntax of the
DEPENDS function.

## Description

Return cell after dependent is calculated.

## Syntax

DEPENDS(cell, dependent)

cell |
is the cell to return. |

dependent |
is the dependent cell. |

The `DEPENDS`

function is used to force the calculation order of cells.
The first argument `cell`

will be calculated after the `dependent`

cell is evaluated. This is useful when using handles since some functions return
unchanged handles so Excel cannot keep track of dependencies in the usual way.