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How to add new worksheet with current date in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2014-07-31

Some of financial and sales persons may require to insert new worksheet with current date every day for the statistics of daily work. If you insert a new worksheet and then rename it manually, it will be cumbersome. Today, I will introduce you some quick tricks to deal with this problem.

Add a new worksheet with current date by using VBA code

Add new worksheets with sequential date by using Kutools for Excel


arrow blue right bubble Add a new worksheet with current date by using VBA code

The following VBA code will help you to insert a new worksheet with the current date when you run the code every day.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module window.

VBA code: Add a new worksheet with current date

Sub AddSheets_TodayDate()
'Updateby20140717
    Dim szTodayDate As String
    szTodayDate = Format(Date, "mmm-dd-yyyy")
    On Error GoTo MakeSheet
    Sheets(szTodayDate).Activate
    Exit Sub
MakeSheet:
    Sheets.Add , Worksheets(Worksheets.Count)
    ActiveSheet.Name = szTodayDate
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and a new sheet with today’s date has been inserted after existing worksheets. See screenshot:

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Note: When you save and close this workbook, please save it as Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook format by clicking File > Save As. And when you launch the workbook next day, make sure click Enable content, so that you can run the code successfully to add new date worksheet.


arrow blue right bubble Add new worksheets with sequential date by using Kutools for Excel

The above code can help you insert only one worksheet with current day date at a time, if you want to insert multiple worksheets with sequential date, this utility Create Sequence Worksheets of Kutools for Excel will do you a favor.

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

1. In a blank cell, please enter today’ date, and then drag the fill handle to fill the cells with the date sequence as you need.

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2. Then click Enterprise > Worksheet Tools > Create Sequence Worksheets, see screenshot:

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3. In the Create Sequence Worksheets dialog box, specify a worksheet that you want the new sheets based on from Base Worksheet drop down list. And then select Data in a range option under Sheet names based on section to select a data range that you want to use as the sheet names. See screenshot:

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4. Then click OK, and a new workbook will be created with the sheet names are date sequence. See screenshot:

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To know more about this Create Sequence Worksheets feature.


Related article:

How to create sequence worksheets from a range of cells in Excel?

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