I am looking for the word for the row at the top of this Excel file that shows what category each cell in the column is in.

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I've been using "header", but I wanted to check if there was a better word for it.


Does your Excel file have a __ ?

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    This is not an English question. It's an Excel question.
    – tchrist
    Jul 27, 2017 at 1:57
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    Try sorting your spreadsheet and see what Excel asks you.
    – Jim
    Jul 27, 2017 at 5:29

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It's a header row.

Header rows are rows that contain information that help identify the content of a particular column. If the table spans several pages of a print layout, the header row will usually repeat itself at the beginning of each new page.

(Source) It talks about Word, but it is the same in Excel.


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