MATLAB Answers

How to get the name of a specified excel sheet?

25 views (last 30 days)
Elaheh on 4 May 2018
Commented: Joy Tonto on 13 Apr 2020
Hello, Is there any way I could get the name of of a specified excel sheet? For example, sheet=2; When I use xlsfinfo, sheet names will be displayed but not in the order of occurrence in an excel file. I appreciate your help.
Thank you


Show 3 older comments
Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 4 May 2018
Using your file, I also faced the same problem with xlsfinfo(). Opening with Excel gave warning about a mismatch between file format and extension. Saving a new copy of the file using save as solved the problem for me.
Elaheh on 4 May 2018
I had to change the extension because I was not allowed to attach 5 with the extension xlsx.
thank you.
Guillaume on 6 May 2018
So, what output do you get? And which version of matlab and which version of excel?
Note that matlab simply asks excel for the list of worksheets, so whatever order you get is the one returned by excel.

Sign in to comment.

Answers (1)

Pruthvi G
Pruthvi G on 13 Apr 2020
% Name : xl_xlsfinfo
% Author : Pruthvi Raj G
% Version : Version 1.0 - 2011b Compactible
% Description : Finds all the sheets in the Excel file (.xls,.xlsm,.xlsx)
% Input : File_Name with path included.
% Date : 11-Feb-2020
% Examples : xl_xlsfinfo('D:\Pruthvi\Test_file.xls')
Use the Below Lines of Code ::
sheets = xl_xlsfinfo('D:\Pruthvi\Test_file.xls')
sheets =
1×5 cell array
{'Sheet1'} {'Sheet2'} {'Sheet3'} {'Sample'} {'Data'}

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!