insert the excel file name into a range of cells

I would like to have a macro that would insert the name of the open file (example: DMAP_10-14.xlsx) into a range of cells
Dan PurcellManagerAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

James ElliottManaging DirectorCommented:
Open your VB Editor (Alt+F11)

Insert a new module

Paste the following code

Option Explicit

Public Function MyName() As String

    MyName = ThisWorkbook.Name

End Function

Open in new window


Save your workbook.

Use in any cell(s) like this:

=MyName()
0
Phillip BurtonDirector, Practice Manager and Computing ConsultantCommented:
Why not use a formula instead of VBA?

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

Open in new window

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Glenn RayExcel VBA DeveloperCommented:
I like Phillip's solution, but if you indeed need the name of the active file inserted as a value in cells, then the VBA line would be:
Range(range_reference).Value = ActiveWorkbook.Name
where range_reference is either a specific cell (ex., "A2") or range of cells (ex., "A2, B4").  You could also use the cells(r,c) method if you wished.

-Glenn
0
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Office 2010

This course will introduce you to the interfaces and features of Microsoft Office 2010 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. You will learn about the features that are shared between all products in the Office suite, as well as the new features that are product specific.

Dan PurcellManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I did want it as a macro!
0
James ElliottManaging DirectorCommented:
Eh?
0
Dan PurcellManagerAuthor Commented:
I tried running it and couldn't get it to work. You can give him point's, I certainly didn't mean anything personal.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Excel

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.