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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.

Check if a sheet exists in a workbook

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Check if a sheet exists in a workbook

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.


Check if a sheet exists and switch to it with Kutools for Excel

With above Defined Function, you just can check if a sheet exists and which is also a little difficult. However, with Kutools for Excel, the Navigation pane list all sheets name for you, which supports to scroll to find the sheet, or filter the sheet name to find the sheet, and if you need, you can click the sheet name to quickly switch to the sheet after finding.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

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 Kutools > Navigation. See screenshot:doc check if a sheet exists 1

2. Then in the popping pane, click Workbook & Sheet button to expand the pane, you can see all sheet names list in the pane, you can scroll to find the sheet names.
doc kutools navigation pane 2

3. Or you can check Filter button, then type the key words of the sheet name you want to check, then the specified sheet name will be list, click at the sheet name, then it turn to the sheet.
doc kutools navigation pane 3


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    Corey · 1 years ago
    In the VBA code, if option explicit is set, then the variable "i" will need to be defined