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How to create multiple worksheets from a list of cell values?

Are there any quick or easy methods for us to create multiple worksheets based on a list of cell values in Excel? In this article, I will talk about some good tricks to solve this job.

Create multiple worksheets from a list of cell values with VBA code

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arrow blue right bubble Create multiple worksheets from a list of cell values with VBA code

To quickly create multiple new worksheets which named with a list of cell values, the following VBA code can help you.

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 multiple worksheets from a list of cells:

Sub AddSheets()
'Updateby Extendoffice
    Dim xRg As Excel.Range
    Dim wSh As Excel.Worksheet
    Dim wBk As Excel.Workbook
    Set wSh = ActiveSheet
    Set wBk = ActiveWorkbook
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each xRg In wSh.Range("A1:A7")
        With wBk
            .Sheets.Add after:=.Sheets(.Sheets.Count)
            On Error Resume Next
            ActiveSheet.Name = xRg.Value
            If Err.Number = 1004 Then
              Debug.Print xRg.Value & " already used as a sheet name"
            End If
            On Error GoTo 0
        End With
    Next xRg
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

Note: In the above code, A1:A7 is the cell range that you want to create sheets based on, please change it to your need.

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and the new sheets have been created after all sheets in current workbook, see screenshot:

doc create multiple sheets 1


arrow blue right bubble Create multiple worksheets from a list of cell values with Kutools for Excel

If you are not skilled with the above code, here is a handy tool-Kutools for Excel, with its Create Sequence Worksheets function, the worksheets will be created based on the cell values in a new workbook.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

1. Click Kutools Plus > Worksheet > Create Sequence Worksheets, see screenshot:

2. In the Create Sequence Worksheets dialog box:

(1.) Select one worksheet that you want to create sequence worksheets based on;

(2.) Then select Data in a range option from the Sheet names based on list box, and click doc create multiple sheets 4 button to select the cell values that you want to use.

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3. And then click Ok button, the worksheets have been created with the names of the cell values in a new workbook, see screenshot:

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Hi
I would like to copy my "Vorlage" spreadsheet as many times as my "Stände" spreadsheet specifies. At the same time, the new sheets are also to be named according to a list from the "Stände" spreadsheet (item A1:A85).
Thank you in advance!
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hello skyyang
i have try this code but it is create blank sheet
i want copy of active sheets
any idea....
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Et si la liste est mouvante? car si j'ajoute des éléments dois-je tout le temps réadapter le code?
Merci
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Hello, Lucas
To solve your problem, please apply the below code:
Please right click the sheet tab, and select View Code, then copy and paste the code into the Sheet Code window.
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    Dim xRg As Excel.Range
    Dim wSh As Excel.Worksheet
    Dim wBk As Excel.Workbook
    Dim xAddress As String
    Dim xWSH As Worksheet
    Dim xRgI As Range
    Set wSh = ActiveSheet
    Set wBk = ActiveWorkbook
    xAddress = "A2:A20"
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xRgI = Intersect(Range(xAddress), Target)
    If xRgI Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    If Target.Value = "" Then Exit Sub
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Set xWSH = wBk.Worksheets.Item(Target.Value)
    If xWSH Is Nothing Then
      Set xWSH = wBk.Worksheets.Add
        xWSH.Name = Target.Value
        If Err.Number = 1004 Then
            Debug.Print xRg.Value & " already used as a sheet name"
        End If
    End If
    wSh.Activate
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

https://www.extendoffice.com/images/stories/comments/comment-skyyang/2023-comment/doc-sheets-from-cells.png
After pasting the code, now, you can enter the content into the specified cells, and then press Enter key, the new sheet will be created automatically.
Please have a try, hope it can help you!
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Thanks you for posting this.
but i have problem with this code it is add blank sheets i want to copy and add the sheets
any idea for this??
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Hello, Niks,

To solve your problem, please apply the below code:
Please right click the sheet tab, and select View Code, then copy and paste the code into the Sheet Code window.
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim wSh As Worksheet
    Dim wBk As Workbook
    Dim xAddress As String
    Dim xWSH As Worksheet
    Dim xRgI As Range
    
    Set wSh = ActiveSheet
    Set wBk = ActiveWorkbook
    xAddress = "A2:A20"
    
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xRgI = Intersect(Range(xAddress), Target)
    On Error GoTo 0
    
    If xRgI Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    If Target.Value = "" Then Exit Sub
    
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    
    Set xWSH = Nothing
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xWSH = wBk.Worksheets(Target.Value)
    On Error GoTo 0
    
    If xWSH Is Nothing Then
        On Error Resume Next
        Set xWSH = wBk.Worksheets.Add(After:=wBk.Worksheets(wBk.Worksheets.Count))
        On Error GoTo 0
        
        If Not xWSH Is Nothing Then
            xWSH.Name = Target.Value
            wSh.Cells.Copy Destination:=xWSH.Cells(1, 1)
        End If
    End If
    
    wSh.Activate
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub


After pasting the code, when a value is entered in the specified range, a new worksheet is created based on that value, and the entire content of the current worksheet is copied to the newly created worksheet.

Please try, hope it can help you!
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Thank you for posting this. I followed the directions and it worked perfectly.
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I tried using the VBA code, it is creating "nameless" worksheets, so sheet1 , 2 , 3 and so on, rather than using the value in the cell as the sheet's name. I tried to fixed by changing the data type in the cell to text , same issue…


any ideas?
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I had this issue. to correct: 1. only 31 characters allowed for worksheet names2. no special characters + = ( ) [ ] \ / , : etc...find and replace with a space
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This is of great help. I could save so much time. Thank you so much for your time and for helping us with your wonderful code.
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This works great, how could you incorporate a template into each created tab? i.e. copy and paste from a template into each newly created sheet
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First time using VBA code in Excel. Worked perfectly on the first try. Thanks for posting this.
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and it creates a lot of sheets even if the list is empty... what if i want to create sheets based on cells that have value?
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Better version. This will delete created sheet if exist another sheet with the same name. And added inputbox to avoid from manual code modification to select range.


Sub AddSheetsFromCells()

Dim xRg As Range, wBk As Workbook
Set wBk = ActiveWorkbook

On Error GoTo Quit
Set dbRange = Application.InputBox("Range: ", "Select Range", _
Application.Selection.Address, Type:=8)

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.DisplayAlerts = False

For Each xRg In dbRange
With wBk
.Sheets.Add After:=.Sheets(.Sheets.Count)
On Error Resume Next
ActiveSheet.Name = xRg.Value
If Err.Number = 1004 Then
Debug.Print Chr(34) & xRg.Value & Chr(34) & " already used as a sheet name"
.ActiveSheet.Delete
End If
On Error GoTo 0
End With
Next xRg

Application.ScreenUpdating = True
Application.DisplayAlerts = True
Quit:

End Sub
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this is awesome...... thank-you very much .is there somewhere where there is a public repository for vba codes?
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What if i wanted each newly created sheet to have a template pasted into it from a template sheet? The template would have formatting and formulas only

Thanks
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i also need to know this. did u figure out ?
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Sub UpdateMAPs()
Dim LR As Long, i As Long
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
With Sheets("Team List")
LR = .Range("E" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
For i = 2 To LR
Sheets("Blank MAP").Copy Before:=Sheets("Blank MAP")
ActiveSheet.Name = .Range("E" & i).Value
Next i
End With
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

this worked for me from https://www.mrexcel.com/forum/excel-questions/553308-copy-worksheet-rename-cell-value.html
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This is amazing! Thank you so much!
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This appears to work great for what I am attempting to do with one exception... It is creating blank worksheets... I want to create a copy of an existing worksheet for each row in another worksheet. Is there anyway to do that?
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