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How to split data into multiple worksheets based on column in Excel?

Supposing you have a worksheet with huge rows of data, and now, you need to split the data into multiple worksheets based on the Name column (see following screenshot), and the names are entered randomly. Maybe you can sort them first, and then copy and paste them one by one into other new worksheets. But this will need your patience to copy and paste repeatedly. Today, I will talk about some quick tricks to solve this task.

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Split data into multiple worksheets based on column with VBA code

Split data into multiple worksheets based on column with Kutools for Excel


Split data into multiple worksheets based on specific column or rows count in worksheet:

If you want to split a large worksheet into multiple sheets based on specific column data or rows count, the Kutools for Excel's Split Data feature can help you to solve this task quickly and easily.

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Split data into multiple worksheets based on column with VBA code


If you want to split the data based on column value quickly and automatically, the following VBA code is a good choice. Please do as this:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

Sub parse_data()
Dim lr As Long
Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim vcol, i As Integer
Dim icol As Long
Dim myarr As Variant
Dim title As String
Dim titlerow As Integer
vcol = 1        
Set ws = Sheets("Master sheet")        
lr = ws.Cells(ws.Rows.Count, vcol).End(xlUp).Row
title = "A1:C1"            
titlerow = ws.Range(title).Cells(1).Row
icol = ws.Columns.Count
ws.Cells(1, icol) = "Unique"
For i = 2 To lr
On Error Resume Next
If ws.Cells(i, vcol) <> "" And Application.WorksheetFunction.Match(ws.Cells(i, vcol), ws.Columns(icol), 0) = 0 Then
ws.Cells(ws.Rows.Count, icol).End(xlUp).Offset(1) = ws.Cells(i, vcol)
End If
Next
myarr = Application.WorksheetFunction.Transpose(ws.Columns(icol).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeConstants))
ws.Columns(icol).Clear
For i = 2 To UBound(myarr)
ws.Range(title).AutoFilter field:=vcol, Criteria1:=myarr(i) & ""
If Not Evaluate("=ISREF('" & myarr(i) & "'!A1)") Then
Sheets.Add(after:=Worksheets(Worksheets.Count)).Name = myarr(i) & ""
Else
Sheets(myarr(i) & "").Move after:=Worksheets(Worksheets.Count)
End If
ws.Range("A" & titlerow & ":A" & lr).EntireRow.Copy Sheets(myarr(i) & "").Range("A1")
Sheets(myarr(i) & "").Columns.AutoFit
Next
ws.AutoFilterMode = False
ws.Activate
End Sub

Note: In the above code:

  • vcol =1 , the number 1 is the column number that you want to split the data based on.
  • Set ws = Sheets("Master sheet"), Master sheet is the sheet name that you want to apply this code.
  • title = "A1:C1" , A1:C1 is the range of the title.

All of them are variables, you can change them as your need.

3. Then press F5 key to run the code, all data in the active worksheet are split into multiple worksheets by the column value. And the split worksheets are named with the split cell names. See screenshot:

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Note: The split worksheets are placed in the end of the workbook where the master worksheet is in.


Split data into multiple worksheets based on column with Kutools for Excel

As an Excel beginner, this long VBA code is somewhat difficult for us, and most of us even don't know how to modify the code as our need.

Here, I will introduce you a multifunctional tool--Kutools for Excel, its Split Data utility not only can help you to split data into multiple worksheets based on column, but also can split data by rows count.

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If you have installed Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Select the range of data that you want to split.

2. Click Kutools Plus > Worksheet > Split Data, see screenshot:

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3. In the Split Data into Multiple Worksheets dialog box, you need to:

1). Select Specific column option in the Split based on section, and choose the column value which you want to split the data based on in the drop-down list. (If your data has headers and you want to insert them into each new split worksheet, please check My data has headers option.)

2). Then you can specify the split worksheet names, under the New worksheets name section, specify the worksheet names rules from the Rules drop down list, you can add the Prefix or Suffix for the sheet names as well.

3). Click the OK button. See screenshot:

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4. Now the data are split into multiple worksheets in a new workbook.

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    Muhammad Jahanzaib · 19 days ago
    Thanks for excellent & brilliant code. I came across a bug, if field name is too long, the new sheet is not created. It should be like that the new sheet may be named with the maximum number of characters allowed. Regards,
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    Alex S · 21 days ago
    To anyone having issues with long sheet names (ie Sheet Names greater than 30 characters), replace:

    For i = 2 To UBound(myarr)
    ws.Range(title).AutoFilter field:=vcol, Criteria1:=myarr(i) & ""
    If Not Evaluate("=ISREF('" & myarr(i) & "'!A1)") Then
    Sheets.Add(after:=Worksheets(Worksheets.Count)).Name = myarr(i) & ""
    Else
    Sheets(myarr(i) & "").Move after:=Worksheets(Worksheets.Count)
    End If
    ws.Range("A" & titlerow & ":A" & lr).EntireRow.Copy Sheets(myarr(i) & "").Range("A1")
    Sheets(myarr(i) & "").Columns.AutoFit
    Next

    with

    Dim sheetName As String
    For i = 2 To UBound(myarr)
    ws.Range(title).AutoFilter field:=vcol, Criteria1:=myarr(i) & ""
    ' Replace the below assignment to sheetName as you wish
    sheetName = Left(CStr(i - 1) & "_" & myarr(i), 30)
    If Not Evaluate("=ISREF('" & myarr(i) & "'!A1)") Then
    Sheets.Add(after:=Worksheets(Worksheets.Count)).Name = sheetName
    Else
    Sheets(sheetName).Move after:=Worksheets(Worksheets.Count)
    End If
    ws.Range("A" & titlerow & ":A" & lr).EntireRow.Copy Sheets(sheetName).Range("A1")
    Sheets(sheetName).Columns.AutoFit
    Next

    This essentially limits the Sheet Name to legal limits of 30 characters. If you do not like the way the sheet is named, replace sheetName's assignment whatever you would like, keeping in mind that no two sheets can have the exact same name and must also be 30 characters or less.

    You can also remove the filtering that lingers at the end of the execution by adding this line just before "End Sub"

    On Error Resume Next
    ActiveSheet.ShowAllData

    Enjoy ^_^
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    pradeep sharma · 1 months ago
    I have used this VBA code, its split the data but split whole data in new sheet instead of unique value.
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    Pradeep Sharma · 1 months ago
    The VBA code split the data perfectly but its split the whole data instead of unique value.
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    Jorge Portillo · 1 months ago
    The codes works perfectly, only trouble is that it does not separate columns when the text is too long, I have text with 40 characters and I get an empty "sheet2", every other text gets sorted.


    Any ideas on how to fix it? I've already tried changin variable and placed them as Long, however I am not sure I fully understand the program. all this for the VBA option.