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Old February 8th 08, 04:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Default Cell names = sheet names

Dave,

If I do a "saveas" on my Excel file,... what's the easiest way to get the
cell to update the filename? If I double click on the cell, it will update,
when I exit the cell, but not on its own.

Any way to do this without getting to fancy? (Limited resources here.)

Thanks,
Dave C

"Dave Peterson" wrote:

ps. The formula I posted assumes that the extension is 3 characters plus a
period.

The formula David posted assumes that there are no dots in the filename--except
for right before the extension.



dc wrote:

Sorry to intrude here, but this is somewhat related. I have the following
formula to place the file name in a cell.

=MID(CELL("filename"),SEARCH("[",CELL("filename"))+1,
SEARCH("]",CELL("filename"))-SEARCH("[",CELL("filename"))-1)

Is there a switch so that the file extension is not shown in the cell?

Thanks,
Dave C.

"Vince" wrote:

Thank you! Sometimes the simpe work arounds are the ones that are thought of
last! That works just fine.

"Bernard Liengme" wrote:

A simple workaround
Put that formula in some out of the way cell (IV1) of Sheet3
In Sheet1 B3 enter =Sheet3!IV1
Remember the CELL function need the file to have saved at least once
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"Vince" wrote in message
...
The following formula works great if you want the cell name to be the
current
sheet.

=MID(CELL("filename",a1),SEARCH("]",CELL("filename",a1))+1,1024)

Is there a way to reference a different sheet? For example is there a way
for Sheet 1 Cell B3 to show the name of Sheet 3?

Thanks for you help





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Dave Peterson