How to use SHEET Function in Excel

how to use excel sheet function

Quick Intro

By using Excel Sheet Function you can get the sheet number of a worksheet.

Defination of Excel Sheet Function

In above example, I have put worksheet name in sheet function to get the sheet number.



  • [value] Name of the sheet or reference to any cell in a sheet.

More Information on SHEET Function

  • It will include all type of sheet (Chart Sheet, Worksheet or Macro Sheet).
  • You can refer to sheets even they are visible, hidden or very hidden.
  • If you skip specifying any value in the function it will give you the sheet number of sheet in which you have applied the function.
  • If you specify an invalid sheet name, it will return a #N/A.
  • If you specify an invalid sheet reference, it will return a #REF!.


In the below example, I have used different inputs to the get the sheet number. Where I have invalid sheet name & invalid sheet reference, SHEET function has returned an error.

Examples To Understand Excel Sheet Function

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What’s Next?

To learn more about Excel SHEET Function you can check Microsoft’s Help Section. And, if you have a unique idea to use it, I would love to hear from you.

There is also you have SHEETS function which is highly useful. Apart from this, I have a list of excel functions and some real life formulas examples.