A Formula To Return a Path, Filename and Sheet Name in Excel
Handy Excel formulas to know
As you know, if you want the sheet name to appear on your printed report you can add it to the header or footer through File, Page Setup in Excel 2003 or Page Layout, Page Setup group in Excel 2007. It will print but it won't actually be in your worksheet.
If you want your spreadsheet's sheet name, filename or path to appear on your worksheet you can either type it into a cell or you can be smart and use the following formulas to dynamically show the info directly on your worksheet.
The following examples assume that the formulas are used in... F:\Excel\[Formula Samples.xls]Sheet1
Full path, file and sheet name: Formula: =CELL("filename",A1) Result: F:\Excel\[Formula Samples.xls]Sheet1
Filename only: Formula: =MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("[",CELL("filename",A1))+1, FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1))-FIND("[",CELL("filename",A1))-1) Result: Formula Samples.xls
Path only: Formula: =LEFT(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("[",CELL("filename",A1),1)-1) Result: F:\Excel\
Sheet name only: Formula: =RIGHT(CELL("filename",A1),LEN(CELL("filename",A1))- FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1),1)) Result: Sheet1
Rather than try to retype these formulas, you can select each of them above and copy them into your Formula Bar in Excel.
P.S. Note that these formulas won't work if your sheet is named Book1 or if your workbook is new and hasn't been saved. These formulas won't work in versions prior to Excel 2000.
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