How to delete specific sheet if exists in workbook?

How could you delete a specific worksheet if it exists within a workbook? Normally, you need to find and check it if exists, and then delete it manually. Here, I will talk about an easy way to delete the specified worksheet directly if it exists in the Excel file.

Delete a specific worksheet if exists in a workbook with VBA code


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The following VBA code can help you to delete the specified worksheet if it exists in the workbook, please do as this:

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: Delete a specific worksheet if exists in workbook

Sub Test()
'Updateby Extendoffice
    Dim xWs As Worksheet
    Dim sheetName As String
    sheetName = Application.InputBox("Input Sheet Name:", "Kutools for Excel", _
                                    "sheet1", , , , , 2)
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    Err.Clear
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xWs = Sheets(sheetName)
    If Err <> 0 Then
        MsgBox "The'" & sheetName & "'" & "does not exist!", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
        Exit Sub
    Else
        xWs.Delete
        MsgBox "The'" & sheetName & "'" & "has been deleted!", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
    End If
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, a prompt box is displayed to remind you type the sheet name that you want to check if exist, see screenshot:

doc delete sheet if exist 1

4. And then click OK button:

(1.) If the sheet exists, it will be delete at once, see screenshot:

doc delete sheet if exist 2

(2.) If the sheet does not exist, a prompt box will pop out to remind you as following screenshot shown:

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