Displaying a portion of the tab name in a cell

I have tabs that are generally 1234A-0914.  I want to display the FIRST FIVE CHARACTERS in a Cell.
Bill GoldenExecutive Managing MemberAsked:
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Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Use this formula..

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This will give you the sheet name if your workbook is saved..

Bill GoldenExecutive Managing MemberAuthor Commented:
It is save but all I got was #VALUE!
Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
See this explanation

File Name in Cell
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Bill GoldenExecutive Managing MemberAuthor Commented:
And, I am looking for the first 5 characters of the TAB
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Sorry the formula will be..


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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
This formula works for me


To get the first five caracters


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ProfessorJimJamMicrosoft Excel ExpertCommented:
use this one flawless

=LEFT(IF(ISERROR(RIGHT(CELL("filename",$A$1),LEN(CELL("filename",$A$1))-FIND("]",CELL("filename",$A$1)))),"This workbook never saved",RIGHT(CELL("filename",$A$1),LEN(CELL("filename",$A$1))-FIND("]",CELL("filename",$A$1)))),5)

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Bill GoldenExecutive Managing MemberAuthor Commented:
That did the trick, although 2003 wanted to stick close parenthesis at the end.  (I am too doped up from drugs for a hyper-extended knee to count the parenthesis but I will take the program's word for it!) Thanks a million....
Bill GoldenExecutive Managing MemberAuthor Commented:
Sorry Saurabh and Professor. I didn't see your solutions come in but I got a solution.  Maybe you can help on the next one.
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