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Is there any way to display a sheet name as the result of a function in a google doc spreadsheet (exactly like this question, except in gspread)?

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Someone has written a script to do this. It is available in Tools > Script gallery.... Search for sheet name and install the script, then use it with =getCurrentSheetName()

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How to access this script in the "new" Google Sheets (which now uses an add-on store)? – Benjamin Mar 29 '14 at 6:13
This no longer works. Use the answer from @user93341. I went through the entire process to publish his function to the the Add-On Store and in the last step they wanted $5 to verify my account and I would be limited to publishing 20 items. Le sigh. – Bruno Bronosky Aug 19 '15 at 18:24

Go to ToolsScript Editor and add this code:

function sheetName() {
  return SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet().getActiveSheet().getName();

In a cell where you want the sheet name add:


There was an issue with accessing sheet names via API functions shown below—where it only returned the first sheet name. This was fixed in March 2015.

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Could you expand upon your answer for those of us that are not familiar with the script tool? – codingbadger Apr 1 '15 at 7:09
@Barry 1) Select Tools->Script Editor 2) In the resulting text file, add this function at the end 3) Click save 4) Now you can use this function in your sheet. – gamliela May 13 '15 at 12:43
While this function works fine, it doesn't update when sheet name changes, so it's not actually useful. – jesjimher May 4 at 7:47

Here is a Custom Function code snippet to get a spreadsheet name by it's Identifier.

function GetSpreadsheetNameById(id) {
  var ss = SpreadsheetApp.openById(id);
  return ss.getName();

In a cell, pass a sheet Identifier (look in the spreadsheet URL for the identfier).

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This is just a slight change to @user93341 answer above. – JamesThomasMoon1979 Feb 20 '15 at 22:34

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