Sheet Name Code

This article outlines how to display the name of a sheet in Excel.

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What is Sheet Name Code Excel Formula?

The =SheetName allows you to display the name of a Sheet in a cell. Using the sheet name code Excel formula requires combining the MID, CELL, and FIND functions into one formula.

For example, if you are printing out a financial model onto paper or as a PDF, then you may want to display the sheet name on the top of each page. You can now easily do so by using this formula.

Sheet Name Code Excel Formula


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How to Create the Sheet Name Code in Excel

Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating the sheet name code Excel:

  1. Type “CELL(“filename”,A1)”. The cell function is used to get the full filename and path. This function returns the filename of .xls workbook, including the sheet name. This is our starting point, and then we need to remove the file name part and leave only the sheet name.
  2. Type “FIND(“]”,CELL(“filename”)+1,500″.  ssentially what the formula does is go into the file name and find the “]” which is where the workbook name ends. From there it moves over one character (+1) to where the sheet name starts. Finally, we add 500 to the end, or any number that is larger than the number of characters a sheet name would realistically have.

Congratulations, you have now displayed the name of a sheet in Excel!

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