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How to select specific worksheet based on cell value on another sheet in Excel?

Supposing you have a data validation drop-down list which contains all worksheet names, and you want to automatically select or jump to the corresponding worksheet based on the sheet name you selected in the drop-down list, what can you do? And how about automatically jump to a certain worksheet after typing the sheet name into a specified cell? This article will show you several methods to achieve it.

Select specific worksheet based on drop-down list selection with VBA code

Select specific worksheet based on cell value with VBA code

Easily create sheets index and shift to certain worksheet with Kutools for Excel


Easily create sheets index and shift to certain worksheet in Excel

The Kutools for Excel's Create List of Sheet Names utility helps you easily create sheets index with hyperlink and shift to certain worksheet in Excel. See below screenshot:

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Select specific worksheet based on drop-down list selection with VBA code


For example, a drop-down list locates in cell A2 of sheet8. You can run the below VBA code to select or jump to the corresponding worksheet when the sheet name is selected in the drop-down list.

1. Press Alt + F11 to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, double click the sheet name (the worksheet which contains the drop-down list you will select sheet names from) in the left bar, then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: Select specific worksheet based on drop-down list selection

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    On Error Resume Next
    If Not (Application.Intersect(Range("A2"), Target) Is Nothing) Then _
        ThisWorkbook.Sheets(Target.Value).Activate
End Sub

Note: You can change “A2” to your own cell.

3. Press Alt + Q keys simultaneously to close the Microsoft Visual basic for Applications window.

From now on, when you choose a sheet name in the drop-down list of Sheet8, that worksheet will be selected automatically.


Select specific worksheet based on cell value with VBA code

If you want to jump to a certain worksheet after typing the sheet name in a cell (cell A1 in sheet1), you can try the following VBA code.

1. Press Alt + F11 to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, double click the sheet name (the worksheet you will type in the sheet name) in the left bar, then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Code window. See screenshot:

VBA code: select specific worksheet based on cell value

Sub ActivateSheetsByValue()
    On Error Resume Next
    ThisWorkbook.Sheets(Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1").Value).Activate
End Sub

3. Go back to the worksheet and enter the sheet name which you want to select in cell A1, and activate the code window, then press F5 key to run the code.

If cell A1 in Sheet1 contains worksheet name “Sheet8”, after running the VBA code, it will jump to Sheet8 immediately.


Easily create sheets index and shift to certain worksheet with Kutools for Excel

If you just want to quickly select or jump to a specific worksheet, you can try the Create List of Sheet Names utility of Kutools for Excel. With this utility, you can easily create a sheet index, then quickly jump to a certain worksheet by clicking on the sheet name.

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1. Click Enterprise > Worksheet > Create List of Sheet Names. See screenshot:

2. In the Create List of Sheet Names dialog box, select Contains a list of hyperlinks option in the Sheet Index Styles section; type a name for your sheet index in the Specify sheet name for Sheet Index box; Choose Before all sheets in the Insert the Sheet Index in drop-down list. Then click the OK button.

Note: check the Contains buttons and macros option, you will get a sheet index with macros button. See screenshot:

In the Index worksheet, you can click on a certain worksheet name to jump to that worksheet automatically.


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    BobS · 3 months ago
    Hi. I have generated a table that lists the name of every sheet in my workbook. I have a macro whereby I select the cell with a particular sheet name, hit the form control button and that sheet is made visible and active. I want to expand on this. For example I have 3 sheets named 107A, 107B, 107C When I select 107 in my index table, I want the macro to open every sheet that begins with 107 I have a macro that will find and unhide sheets with a name Like *107* but I have not succeeded in modifying that to look for the sheet name listed in the active cell. Can you help?
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      crystal · 3 months ago
      Hi,
      Sorry can't help you with that. Thank you for your comment.
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    Sophie · 2 years ago
    I would like to know how to make a command button when i have hidden tabs. I have a drop down list of names and each name has a dedicated form i would like to choose the name on the list and the sheet for that person is displayed
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    Rithveek · 2 years ago
    Please upload a video regarding this as it will be much easier to understand.