How to check if a sheet exists in a workbook?
When you have dozens of worksheets or even hundreds of worksheets in a workbook, and you want to find or check if a sheet exists in this workbook, in general, it may be a huge work. Now I introduce a VBA code for you to quickly check if a sheet exists in a workbook.
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Please follow the below steps to copy the VBA code and run it to check if a sheet exists in current workbook.
1. Press Alt + F11 to display the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.
2. In the window, click Insert > Module to show a new module window, then copy the following VBA code into the module window.
VBA: Check if a sheet exists in a workbook.
Function CheckSheet(pName As String) As Boolean 'Updateby20140617 Dim IsExist As Boolean IsExist = False For i = 1 To Application.ActiveWorkbook.Sheets.Count If Application.ActiveWorkbook.Sheets(i).Name = pName Then IsExist = True Exit For End If Next CheckSheet = IsExist End Function
3. Save this code, and go back to the sheet and select a blank cell to type this formula =CheckSheet(“Shee1”) ( Sheet1 indicates the sheet name you want to check if it exists) into it, press Enter button, FALSE indicates this sheet does not exist, and TURE indicates it exists in current workbook.
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With above Defined Function, you just can check if a sheet exists and which is also a little difficult. However, with Kutools for Excel, you can list all linkable sheet names in blank worksheet, and then find the specific sheet name,and then if you need, you can click the sheet name to quickly switch to the sheet.
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After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:
1. enable the workbook you want to check a sheet name if exists in, and then click Enterprise > Worksheet > Create List of Sheet Names. See screenshot:
2. Then in the popping dialog, do as below operations.
2)In Specify sheet name for Sheet Index section: type the sheet name for
the new sheet which will be created to list all the sheet names;
3)In Insert the Sheet Index in section: select a location to place the new
4)In Displaying Sheet Index into section: specify to place the sheet names
in one column, two column, three column or 4 column in the new sheet.
3. Click Ok, then a new blank sheet is created to place the list of linkable sheet names. See screenshot:
4. And press Ctrl + F to enable Find and Replace dialog, and under Find tab, type the sheet name you want to check into the textbox next to Find what section, then click Find All to find it.
5. Close the Find and Replace dialog, and you can see the sheet name you find is selected, and just click at the name and go to switch to the sheet