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How to return filename without extension to cell?

In Excel, we can apply some ways to insert the workbook name with its extension, such as XLSX, XLSM. But, sometimes, you may want to just insert the filename without the extension, how could you deal with this problem in Excel?

Return filename without extension to cell with formulas

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The following long formulas can help you to get the filename excluding the extension quickly, please do with following steps:

1. In a blank cell, please type this formula: =MID(CELL("filename",A1),SEARCH("[",CELL("filename",A1))+1,SEARCH(".",CELL("filename",A1))-1-SEARCH("[",CELL("filename",A1))), see screenshot:

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2. Then press Enter key, and you will get the workbook name without extension into your selected cell. See screenshot:

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Notes:

1. Except the above formula, you can also use this formula: =TRIM(LEFT(SUBSTITUTE(MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("[",CELL("filename",A1))+1,255),".xl",REPT(" ",255)),255)).

2. In the above formulas, A1 is a variable, you can change it to any other cell reference.


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    Jean-Francois Belive · 1 months ago
    That works well BUT on a Mac you have to replace every , by a ;
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    Sykres · 1 months ago
    Just returns #VALUE!.... terrible instructions.
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    Chhabi Acharya · 1 years ago
    Hello!



    The formula above seems inactive if converted into a .zip folder. Is there a way out?



    Thank you!
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    Sonal Vatkar · 1 years ago
    this works well . thank you
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    Deb s · 1 years ago
    I can't get this to work in an .xlsmfile. Any ideas on what to do in an .xlsm file?

    Thanks!

    Deb