Range.ApplyNames Method (Excel)

Applies names to the cells in the specified range.

Syntax

expression. ApplyNames( _Names_ , _IgnoreRelativeAbsolute_ , _UseRowColumnNames_ , _OmitColumn_ , _OmitRow_ , _Order_ , _AppendLast_ )

expression A variable that represents a [Range](./Excel.Range(Graph property).md) object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
Names Optional Variant An array of the names to be applied. If this argument is omitted, all names on the sheet are applied to the range.
IgnoreRelativeAbsolute Optional Variant True to replace references with names, regardless of the reference types of either the names or references. False to replace absolute references only with absolute names, relative references only with relative names, and mixed references only with mixed names. The default value is True .
UseRowColumnNames Optional Variant True to use the names of row and column ranges that contain the specified range if names for the range cannot be found. False to ignore the OmitColumn and OmitRow arguments. The default value is True .
OmitColumn Optional Variant True to replace the entire reference with the row-oriented name. The column-oriented name can be omitted only if the referenced cell is in the same column as the formula and is within a row-oriented named range. The default value is True .
OmitRow Optional Variant True to replace the entire reference with the column-oriented name. The row-oriented name can be omitted only if the referenced cell is in the same row as the formula and is within a column-oriented named range. The default value is True .
Order Optional XlApplyNamesOrder Determines which range name is listed first when a cell reference is replaced by a row-oriented and column-oriented range name.
AppendLast Optional Variant True to replace the definitions of the names in Names and also replace the definitions of the last names that were defined. False to replace the definitions of the names in Names only. The default value is False .

Return Value

Variant

Remarks

You can use the Array function to create the list of names for the Names argument.

If you want to apply names to the entire sheet, use Cells.ApplyNames.

You cannot "unapply" names; to delete names, use the Delete method.

Example

This example applies names to the entire sheet.

Cells.ApplyNames Names:=Array("Sales", "Profits")

See also

Range Object