SHEET function comes under the INFORMATION category in Excel.
THE SHEET function simply returns the sheet number of any reference given by the SHEET NAME, ANY DEFINED NAME, ANY TABLE NAME ETC.
The SHEET FUNCTION is very useful if we need to find out any reference for any table , any specific range or cell defined by name in any of the sheet. But its important to decide the accessibility of the defined name or range to be workbook so that the function can access it from other sheet.
PURPOSE OF SHEET FUNCTION IN EXCEL
SHEET FUNCTION returns the sheet number of the reference which may be the NAME OF THE SHEET, ANY DEFINED NAME OF A CELL OR RANGE OF CELLS OR ANY TABLE etc.
PREREQUISITES TO LEARN SHEET FUNCTION
THERE ARE A FEW PREREQUISITES WHICH WILL ENABLE YOU TO UNDERSTAND THIS FUNCTION IN A BETTER WAY.
- Basic understanding of how to use a formula or function.
- Basic understanding of rows and columns in Excel.
- Some information about the financial terms is an advantage for the use of such formulas.
- Of course, Excel software.
Helpful links for the prerequisites mentioned above
SYNTAX: SHEET FUNCTION
The Syntax for the function is
REFERENCE/VALUE It contains any value such as NAME OF THE SHEET in the “” or any defined name or Table name etc.
EXAMPLE:SHEET FUNCTION IN EXCEL
For testing the SHEET FUNCTION let us create different entries on the different sheets.
IN SHEET 2, we’ll create a table with the table name GYANKOSH_TABLE.
In SHEET 3, we’ll create a cell range named WEEKDAYS.
We’ll name the SHEET 4 as “special cells”
and try to find the sheet number of all these elements from the first sheet of the workbook.
STEPS TO USE SHEET FUNCTION
FOLLOW THE STEPS TO USE SHEET FUNCTION
Select the function where you want the result.
Enter the formula as
For our example, we’ll use the formula as
The formula used for various usages of SHEET FUNCTION are given below.
|FIND THE INDEX OF SHEET “special cells”||4||=SHEET(“special cells”)|
|FIND THE INDEX OF SHEET CONTAINING CELL RANGE NAMED “WEEKDAYS”||3||=SHEET(WEEKDAYS)|
|FIND THE INDEX OF SHEET CONTAINING TABLE NAMED “GYANKOSH_TABLE”||2||=SHEET(GYANKOSH_TABLE)|
The result can be seen as the SHEET NUMBER for the reference given.