How to get a row or column letter of the current cell in Excel?

Have you ever tried to get the row or column letter of the current cell in Excel as below screenshot shown? Here, I introduce some formulas to quickly get the row letter or column letter of the active cell.

Get row or column letter of current cell


Get row or column letter of current cell

Get row letter of current cell

Copy one of the following formulas, paste it into the active cell, and press the Enter key to get the relative letter.

=CHAR(ROW()+64)

=LEFT(ADDRESS(1,ROW(),2),1+(ROW()>26))

doc get column row letter 1

Get column letter of current cell

Copy one of the following formulas, paste it into the active cell, and press the Enter key to get the relative letter.

=CHAR(COLUMN()+64)

=LEFT(ADDRESS(1,COLUMN(),2),1+(COLUMN()>26))

doc get column row letter 2


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    Y. · 2 years ago
    This only works from A->Z, when you go with two caracters, it stops working :(
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      Scott · 1 years ago
      Ugh. I just figured that out as well.

      Any idea how to fix for Column AA and onward?
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        George · 1 years ago
        =LOWER(SUBSTITUTE(ADDRESS(1,COLUMN(),4),"1","")) - small letters

        or

        =SUBSTITUTE(ADDRESS(1,COLUMN(),4),"1","") - caps