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SHEET Function – Get Sheet Index of a Sheet (Excel, Google Sheets)

This tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel SHEET Function returns the index number of a sheet in Excel.

SHEET Function Overview

The SHEET Function returns the index number of a sheet in Excel.

To use the SHEET Excel Worksheet Function, select a cell and type:

Sheet-Function

(Notice how the formula inputs appear)

SHEET Function Syntax and Inputs:

=SHEET ([value])

value – [optional] The value to check.

SHEET Function 

The SHEET Function returns the numeric index of a sheet in Excel. 

=SHEET()

Sheet Example 03

 

Notice how it returns the current sheet number if no reference is given.

SHEET Function with Sheet Name

You can also enter a sheet name into the SHEET Function. 

=SHEET(“example1”)

Sheet Example 01

SHEET Function with Cell Reference

If a cell reference is provided, the SHEET Function will return the sheet number of the given cell reference

=SHEET(U8)

Sheet Example 02

 

SHEET Function with a Range

You can input an entire cell range and the SHEET Function will return the sheet number of the respective cell range

=SHEET(G3:T5)

Sheet Example 04

 

Sort Sheet Index

Excel 2019 or older

In Excel 2019 or older, all sheets can be sorted according to their index by using INDEX & MATCH Function

=INDEX($A$2:$A$6,MATCH(D2,$B$2:$B$6,0))

Sheet Example 05

 

Excel 365

Excel 365 has a new feature: the SORT Function. To sort sheet names based on their index, use the formula:

=SORT(A2:B6, 2)

Sheet Example 06