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Macro to get file name and file path to a cell

Posted on 2011-09-16
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Dear Experts,
I'm looking for a function like =Now() which returns date/time into a cell. Same idea but I want as return the path and the file name like this: \\evofiles\jg library\12-Quality\2-Internal\3-Projects\Document Registration\Document_Registration_DRAFT.xlsm

Is there a ready command? Could such command be added as add in or macro?

As alternative variant but not as good would be just a macro which I can add to my quick access toolbar then..

thanks


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Question by:Petersburg1
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by:jppinto
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Just insert a new module on your VBA editor and insert this custom function. Then on your sheet, just insert like this:

=FileName()

and you will get something like this:

D:\Experts_Exchange\FileName.xlsm

jppinto
Function FileName()
    FileName = ActiveWorkbook.FullName
End Function

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=CELL("filename")

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does this, but it includes the worksheet name as well - you could trim this off later.
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by:Patrick Matthews
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As long as the file has been saved:

=SUBSTITUTE(LEFT(CELL("filename"),FIND("]",CELL("filename"))-1),"[","")
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by:Petersburg1
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Perfect! And so quick
thank you
Nils
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