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Hi Guys
I am planning to do a report and i need a list of all sheetnames in one colums,is there a function that i can use to get sheet names
F(1) = Sheet#1's name
F(2) =Sheet#2's name
and so on
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Question by:titorober23
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by:Rory Archibald
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Hi,
Do you mean as a formula in a cell?
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by:titorober23
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yes
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Patrick Matthews earned 75 total points
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The following UDF will return sheet names.  Be advised that it will not update automatically when you change
a sheet name, but it should update at the next recalc.
Function SheetName(SheetIndex As Long)
 
    Application.Volatile
    SheetName = ThisWorkbook.Sheets(Sheet Index).Name
 
End Function

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by:Patrick Matthews
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titorober23,

Note also that that is a VBA, and not a C#, function...

Regards,

Patrick
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by:Patrick Matthews
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Typo...

Function SheetName(SheetIndex As Long)
 
    Application.Volatile
    SheetName = ThisWorkbook.Sheets(SheetIndex).Name
 
End Function
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by:Patrick Matthews
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Hm, it appears that it is automatically updating on a sheet rename--must be because the renaming itself
forces a recalc :)
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by:Rory Archibald
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You could use a UDF like this:
 

Function SheetName(lngIndex As Long) As String
SheetName = Application.Caller.Parent.Parent.Sheets(lngIndex).Name
End Function

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by:Rory Archibald
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Oops, should have refreshed!
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by:titorober23
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it is giving me #NAME?
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by:Patrick Matthews
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titorober23,

Rory's use of the Caller method is a good one--my approach works breaks down if the UDF is used in an add-in
or personal macro workbook.  However, I think you need the Volatile bit to ensure updates when you change the
sheet names and/or order.  Combining the best bits of both...

Regards,

Patrick
Function SheetName(lngIndex As Long)
 
    With Application
        .Volatile
        SheetName = .Caller.Parent.Parent.Sheets(lngIndex).Name
    End With
 
End Function

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by:Patrick Matthews
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rorya said:
>>Oops, should have refreshed!

No worries, Rory--indeed, your post pointed to a better way of figuring out which Workbook to process :)
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by:Patrick Matthews
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titorober23 said:
>>it is giving me #NAME?

Did you put the code in a regular VBA module, and not a sheet or ThisWorkbook?
Are macros enabled?
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