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How to list all table names in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-09-01

For listing all table names in a workbook, methods in this article can help you to get through it.

List all table names in the Name Box
List all table names in the Formula Bar
List all table names with VBA code


List all table names in the Name Box

All table names are listed in the Name Box by default.

Click the drop down list arrow on the top left corner Name Box to display all table names. See screenshot:

Note: All ranged names are also listed in the Name Box with all table names.


List all table names in the Formula Bar

If all tables were named by original table name such as Table1, Table2…, you can try to list all these table names in the Formula Bar.

1. Enter formula =ROW(T into the Formula Bar, then all table names are listed in the list box as below screenshot shown.

Note: Table names which have been modified won’t be listed out with this method.


List all table names with VBA code

If there are default table name and modified table name in your workbook. You can list them out together at once with the following VBA code.

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: List all table names in Excel.

Sub ListTables()
'Updated by Extendoffice 20180503
    Dim xTable As ListObject
    Dim xSheet As Worksheet
    Dim I As Long
    I = -1
    Sheets.Add.Name = "Table Name"
    For Each xSheet In Worksheets
        For Each xTable In xSheet.ListObjects
            I = I + 1
            Sheets("Table Name").Range("A1").Offset(I).Value = xTable.Name
        Next xTable
    Next
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key or click the Run button to run the code.

Then a new worksheet named as Table Name is created with all table names listed out as below screenshot shown:


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Thanks so much for sharing this information. Just what I was looking for. In fact, I want to abuse of your favor. How can I get the headings of the tables? Something like this Table1[Heading1] Thanks
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Thanks a lot for VBA to list all tables in a workbook.
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Thank you for this very useful post.
I have been wondering why is my Custom view greyed out, and I figured out it was due to an inserted table ! (not obvious)
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Using the ListTables VB, is there a way to also include the tableNumber in the corresponding column ?
The reason I ask is because there have been some errors reported by Excel referring to the table numbers but I don't have visibility of the numbers anymore since I change the table names to something more descriptive but as Excel still uses the original table numbers in its error reporting, it's impossible for me to identify which of the many tables it had an issue with.

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