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

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

or

=SUBSTITUTE(ADDRESS(1,COLUMN(),4),"1","") - caps
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To get any Column Letter:
=MID(ADDRESS(1,COLUMN()),2,LEN(ADDRESS(1,COLUMN()))-3)

ADDRESS(1,COLUMN()) returns $A$1, $AA$1, $XFD$1, etc. based on lookup position put into the () of column part of equation.
LEN counts characters
MID gathers characters at starting position and count length from there. Start at 2 to eliminate the initial $ and go total LEN - 3 to get rid of ending $1 as well as the starting $ because we shifted our start position.
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= MID(ADDRESS(1,Column()),2, FIND("$",ADDRESS(1,Column()),2)-2)

None of those listed solve this. What I posted here does, regardless of it be "A" "AA" "AAA"
Note, Column() can be used to point to any number for a column, i.e. Column(13) returns "M", Column(53) returns "BA", Column(712) returns "AAJ" but be sure to update both mentioned instances.
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