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 How to create a sheet if not exist in the workbook?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-07-24

Supposing, you have a workbook which contains multiple worksheets, now, you need to determine if a specific worksheet name exists. If the worksheet name does not exist, please create it. If it exists, please give a prompt message to tell you the sheet exists. How could you solve this task in Excel?

Create a sheet if not exist in workbook with VBA code

arrow blue right bubble Create a sheet if not exist in workbook with VBA code

The following VBA code can help you to check a specific worksheet name if exists in the workbook, if not, the code may create the sheet as you need.

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.

VBA code: Create a sheet if not exist in workbook:

Sub TestSheetCreate()
'Updateby Extendoffice
    Dim newSheetName As String
    Dim checkSheetName As String
    newSheetName = Application.InputBox("Input Sheet Name:", "Kutools for Excel", _
                                    "sheet4", , , , , 2)
    On Error Resume Next
    checkSheetName = Worksheets(newSheetName).Name
    If checkSheetName = "" Then
        Worksheets.Add.Name = newSheetName
        MsgBox "The sheet named ''" & newSheetName & _
        "'' does not exist in this workbook but it has been created now.", _
        vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
        MsgBox "The sheet named ''" & newSheetName & _
        "''exist in this workbook.", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
    End If
End Sub

3. And then press F5 key to run this code, a prompt box is popped out to remind you enter the sheet name that you want to check, see screenshot:

doc create sheet if not exist 1

4. Then click OK button:

(1.) If the sheet exists, a prompt box will pop out to remind you as following screenshot shown:

doc create sheet if not exist 2

(2.) If the sheet does not exist, it will be created at once, see screenshot:

doc create sheet if not exist 3

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