How to use the SHEET Function in Excel

In this article, we will learn about how to use the SHEET function in Excel. 

What is the SHEET function?

SHEET function in excel is a built-in reference function. This function returns a number, reference to the input sheet indicated. SHEET function can be used for the following purposes in Excel.

  1. The function returns the total number of sheets in the current worksheet.
  2. The function returns the sheet number of the reference sheet cell.
  3. The function returns the sheet number for the reference table in the worksheet.

What is the SHEET function?

SHEET function in excel returns SHEET number for the reference value.

Syntax of SHEET function:

= SHEET ( value )

value : value be given using cell reference


All of these might be confusing to understand. So, let's test this formula via running it on the example shown below. Here we have some random data values to test the SHEET function in Excel.

Here we have some different uses of SHEET function and we need to get the Sheet number in number format .using the below formula

Use the formula:




Where table1 is name given to the table using the named range in Excel.

As you can see the formula returns error if the table name is not defined.

Here are some observational notes shown below.


  1. The formula returns the sheet number of the input reference cell.
  2. If the sheet array is given as cell reference, the formula returns the first sheet number.
  3. Use the SHEETS function to count the number of sheet if the range of sheet is given as input.

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