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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

Table.Name Property

Gets or sets the table name.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v23.1.Core.dll


string Name { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A String value that specifies the name of the table.


When you create tables, default names (Table1, Table1, etc.) are automatically assigned to them. However, you can use the Name property to change a table name and make it more understandable. Note that tables have unique names in the workbook.

Table names and table column names can be used in formulas to refer to the corresponding table data ranges. This allows you to work with table data more easily. For example, the =SUM(Products[Price]) formula calculates the sum of values contained in the Price column (TableColumn.Name = “Price”) of the Products table (Table.Name = “Products”).

Syntax Rules for Names

When creating and modifying table names, follow the rules below.

  • Start a name with a letter, the underscore symbol (“_”) or the backslash (“"). The remaining characters in the name can be letters, numbers, periods and underscore symbols. Note that the single letters “C”, “c”, “R”, or “r” cannot be used as names.
  • A name cannot be the same as a cell reference (for example, “A1”, “$M$15”, etc.).
  • A name cannot contain spaces (use underscore symbols and periods instead).
  • A name cannot be an empty string.
  • The length of a name cannot exceed 255 characters.
  • Names are case-insensitive. For example, you are not allowed to create the Products and PRODUCTS names in one scope.

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