# label in enumerate, want to reference section

Let's say we are in chapter 3, section 2

\begin{enumerate}
\item abc \label{sec:L1}
\item bcd
\end{enumerate}

\ref{sec:L1}


This will now do reference '(1)' because it's item 1. Can I change something, so the reference says (3.2)?

• Isn't it easier to set the label just after the relevant \section command? – egreg Dec 19 '16 at 20:36

You can using enumitem's personalized ref key:

\documentclass{report}

\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}

\setcounter{chapter}{2}% Just for this example
\chapter{A chapter}
\setcounter{section}{1}% Just for this example
\section{A section}
\begin{enumerate}[ref=(\thesection)]
\item abc \label{sec:L1}
\item bcd
\end{enumerate}

See Section~\ref{sec:L1}.

\end{document}


However, you will lose the capability to \label-and-\ref the individual \items (unless you do some extra work).

Is this what you want?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{cleveref}

\begin{document}

\section{Test section}

See \cref{item1,item3}.

\begin{enumerate}[ref =\thesection.\theenumi]
\item A first item. \label{item1}

\item A second item \label{item2}.

\item Last item. \label{item3}
\end{enumerate}

\end{document}


• thanks, but not quite. I clarified the question. – Martin Čejka Dec 19 '16 at 20:20
• @Martin Čejke: I don't understand: if you want to reference the section, you just have to put the label just after \section{section title}. Or am I missing something? – Bernard Dec 19 '16 at 20:42
• Thank you, maybe this doesn't answer the OP's question, but this was exactly what I was looking after. – user43326 Sep 1 '18 at 16:06