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How to delete sheet if name contains specific text from workbook?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-08-06

Supposing, you have a workbook which contains multiple worksheets, and now, you want to delete the sheets by tab names. For example, if the sheet name contains a specific text “KTE”, then delete it, and then get the following screenshot. How could you delete the sheets if name contains a specific text immediately without deleting them one by one?

doc delete sheet by name 1

Delete sheets if name contains specific text with VBA code

arrow blue right bubble Delete sheets if name contains specific text with VBA code

Here, I will create a VBA code for you to delete the sheets by name, 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 sheets if name contains specific text

Sub Deletebyname()
'Updateby Extendoffice
    Dim shName As String
    Dim xName As String
    Dim xWs As Worksheet
    Dim cnt As Integer
    shName = Application.InputBox("Enter the specific text:", "Kutools for Excel", _
                                    ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.Name, , , , , 2)
    If shName = "" Then Exit Sub
    xName = "*" & shName & "*"
'    MsgBox xName
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    cnt = 0
    For Each xWs In ThisWorkbook.Sheets
        If xWs.Name Like xName Then
            cnt = cnt + 1
        End If
    Next xWs
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    MsgBox "Have deleted" & cnt & "worksheets", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and a prompt box is popped out to remind you enter the specific text that you want to delete sheet tab based on, see screenshot:

doc delete sheet by name 2

4. And then click OK, all the sheets which name contains the specified text “KTE” have been deleted at once. See screenshot:

doc delete sheet by name 3

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Macro runs for me but no matter what text I type into the box it don't delete anything do you have to have a plugin installed for this to function?
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