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how can I make a cell content equal the tab name 'sheet1' ?



 
 
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Old April 5th 08, 04:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
balder
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Default how can I make a cell content equal the tab name 'sheet1' ?

Is there a way to make a cell content in a spreadsheet equal to the tab name
of that spread sheet w/o having to type the tab name into the cell?
Like b1="tab name" where tab name would be copied into cell b1
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Old April 5th 08, 05:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Mike H
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Default how can I make a cell content equal the tab name 'sheet1' ?

Try this

=MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1))+1,256)

Mike

"balder" wrote:

> Is there a way to make a cell content in a spreadsheet equal to the tab name
> of that spread sheet w/o having to type the tab name into the cell?
> Like b1="tab name" where tab name would be copied into cell b1

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Old April 5th 08, 06:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Rick Rothstein \(MVP - VB\)[_272_]
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Default how can I make a cell content equal the tab name 'sheet1' ?

Just a follow-up note on Mike's formula... it will only work if the
worksheet has been saved.

Rick


"Mike H" > wrote in message
...
> Try this
>
> =MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1))+1,256)
>
> Mike
>
> "balder" wrote:
>
>> Is there a way to make a cell content in a spreadsheet equal to the tab
>> name
>> of that spread sheet w/o having to type the tab name into the cell?
>> Like b1="tab name" where tab name would be copied into cell b1


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Old April 5th 08, 06:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Rick Rothstein \(MVP - VB\)[_273_]
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Default how can I make a cell content equal the tab name 'sheet1' ?

Another possibility is to run this macro from the cell you want to place the
worksheet tab's name in...

Sub PutTabNameInActiveCell()
ActiveCell.Value = ActiveSheet.Name
End Sub

Rick


"balder" > wrote in message
...
> Is there a way to make a cell content in a spreadsheet equal to the tab
> name
> of that spread sheet w/o having to type the tab name into the cell?
> Like b1="tab name" where tab name would be copied into cell b1


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Old April 5th 08, 07:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Mike H
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Default how can I make a cell content equal the tab name 'sheet1' ?

I think you may have meant if the workbook has been saved, it works fine if
you add a new sheet to a saved workbook and use the formula in that new
unsaved sheet

"Rick Rothstein (MVP - VB)" wrote:

> Just a follow-up note on Mike's formula... it will only work if the
> worksheet has been saved.
>
> Rick
>
>
> "Mike H" > wrote in message
> ...
> > Try this
> >
> > =MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1))+1,256)
> >
> > Mike
> >
> > "balder" wrote:
> >
> >> Is there a way to make a cell content in a spreadsheet equal to the tab
> >> name
> >> of that spread sheet w/o having to type the tab name into the cell?
> >> Like b1="tab name" where tab name would be copied into cell b1

>
>

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Old April 5th 08, 08:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Rick Rothstein \(MVP - VB\)[_274_]
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Default how can I make a cell content equal the tab name 'sheet1' ?

Yes, **workbook**, not my mistyped **worksheet**.

Thanks for correcting the correction. <g>

Rick


"Mike H" > wrote in message
...
>I think you may have meant if the workbook has been saved, it works fine if
> you add a new sheet to a saved workbook and use the formula in that new
> unsaved sheet
>
> "Rick Rothstein (MVP - VB)" wrote:
>
>> Just a follow-up note on Mike's formula... it will only work if the
>> worksheet has been saved.
>>
>> Rick
>>
>>
>> "Mike H" > wrote in message
>> ...
>> > Try this
>> >
>> > =MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1))+1,256)
>> >
>> > Mike
>> >
>> > "balder" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Is there a way to make a cell content in a spreadsheet equal to the
>> >> tab
>> >> name
>> >> of that spread sheet w/o having to type the tab name into the cell?
>> >> Like b1="tab name" where tab name would be copied into cell b1

>>
>>


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Old April 5th 08, 09:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Default how can I make a cell content equal the tab name 'sheet1' ?



"Mike H" wrote:
It worked!! Thank you very much. Another challenge perhaps - how to make a
tab name equal the content of a spreadsheet cell?

Rune

> Try this
>
> =MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1))+1,256)
>
> Mike
>
> "balder" wrote:
>
> > Is there a way to make a cell content in a spreadsheet equal to the tab name
> > of that spread sheet w/o having to type the tab name into the cell?
> > Like b1="tab name" where tab name would be copied into cell b1

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Old April 5th 08, 10:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Gord Dibben
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Default how can I make a cell content equal the tab name 'sheet1' ?

Event code from Bob Phillips to change tab to cell contents.

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Const WS_RANGE As String = "A1" '<== change to suit
On Error GoTo ws_exit
Application.EnableEvents = False
If Not Intersect(Target, Me.Range(WS_RANGE)) Is Nothing Then
With Target
Me.Name = .Value
End With
End If
ws_exit:
Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub

This is sheet event code. Right-click on the sheet tab and "View Code"

Copy/paste into that sheet module. Adjust "A1" to suit then Alt + q to go back
to the Excel window to test by entering a value in A1


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP


On Sat, 5 Apr 2008 13:47:00 -0700, balder >
wrote:

>
>
>"Mike H" wrote:
>It worked!! Thank you very much. Another challenge perhaps - how to make a
>tab name equal the content of a spreadsheet cell?
>
>Rune
>
>> Try this
>>
>> =MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1))+1,256)
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> "balder" wrote:
>>
>> > Is there a way to make a cell content in a spreadsheet equal to the tab name
>> > of that spread sheet w/o having to type the tab name into the cell?
>> > Like b1="tab name" where tab name would be copied into cell b1


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Old April 5th 08, 11:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
JohnL
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Default how can I make a cell content equal the tab name 'sheet1' ?

Hello Mike H. Sorry to intrude. I like to learn from these questions.

I too tried it and it works. But what is the significance
of " +1,256" ?

TIA

JohnL


"Mike H" wrote:

> Try this
>
> =MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1))+1,256)
>
> Mike
>
> "balder" wrote:
>
> > Is there a way to make a cell content in a spreadsheet equal to the tab name
> > of that spread sheet w/o having to type the tab name into the cell?
> > Like b1="tab name" where tab name would be copied into cell b1

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Old April 6th 08, 09:12 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Mike H
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Default how can I make a cell content equal the tab name 'sheet1' ?

Hi,

Try the formula
=CELL("filename",A1)
and you see the full path

The +1 is part of the Find function and it gives the start number where it
finds the ] character in that string and for the sheet name you start 1
character after that or +1

The 256 is how many characters to display for the Sheet name. reduce this to
2 and you get the first 2 characters . 256 is overkill but it does ensure you
get the full sheet name.


Mike

"JohnL" wrote:

> Hello Mike H. Sorry to intrude. I like to learn from these questions.
>
> I too tried it and it works. But what is the significance
> of " +1,256" ?
>
> TIA
>
> JohnL
>
>
> "Mike H" wrote:
>
> > Try this
> >
> > =MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1))+1,256)
> >
> > Mike
> >
> > "balder" wrote:
> >
> > > Is there a way to make a cell content in a spreadsheet equal to the tab name
> > > of that spread sheet w/o having to type the tab name into the cell?
> > > Like b1="tab name" where tab name would be copied into cell b1

 




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