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Is there an Excel function to display the active workbook name in a cell ?

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Hi All,

Is there an Excel function I can use to display the name of the workbook currently open. Or can this only be done in VBA ?

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Question by:Tocogroup
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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=CELL("filename"; A2)
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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more details on the CELL function:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/excel-help/cell-function-HP010062392.aspx

note: as long as the workbook was not saved, this function will return empty
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by:krishnakrkc
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Define WorkbookName

RefersTo: =GET.DOCUMENT(88)

in A1

=WorkbookName

It'll give you even if the workbook is not saved.

Kris
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by:Tocogroup
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Thanks Guy. It's almost what I want, except I don't want the full file path. Only the filename. Is this possible ?
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by:krishnakrkc
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Read the sentence as "It'll give you the workbook name even if the workbook is not saved."

Somehow I couldn't edit my post.
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by:Tocogroup
ID: 40437012
Kris

Here's the define...

Screenshot of the define details for WorkbookName
But I'm getting a #NAME? error in the cell.
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krishnakrkc earned 500 total points
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The error #NAME? means, you are writing the name wrongly in the cell.
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by:Tocogroup
ID: 40437080
Whoops ! Yep you were right. Thanks for that. Works great.
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