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How to display table or pivot table name in a cell in Excel?

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Display table or pivot table name in a cell with VBA code

Display table or pivot table name in a cell with VBA code

The following VBA code can help you display a specified table or pivot table name in a cell. Please do as follows.

1. Press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy below VBA code into the Module window.

VBA code: Display table or pivot table name in a cell

Function getObjName(rng As Range) As String
‘Updated by Extendoffice 20180420
    Dim xTable As ListObject
    Dim xPivotTable As PivotTable
    Dim xTableName As String
    Dim xPtName As String
    On Error Resume Next
    xTableName = ""
    xPtName = ""
    Set xTable = rng.Cells(1).ListObject
    xTableName = "Table[" & xTable.Name & "]"
    If xTable Is Nothing Then
        Set xPivotTable = rng.Cells(1).PivotTable
        xPtName = "Pivot [" & xPivotTable.Name & "]"
    End If
    getObjName = xTableName & xPtName
End Function

3. Press the Alt + Q keys to exit the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

4. Select a blank cell, enter formula =getObjName(A2) into the Formula Bar and then press the Enter key. See screenshot:


1. In the formula, A2 is the cell of the table you want to display the name. You can reference any cell of the table range as you need.
2. For displaying pivot table name, please change A2 in the formula to any cell within the pivot table.

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