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How to quickly jump to the cell with current date in Excel?

Here is a sheet with a list of dates, you want to quickly jump to the cell which is with current date, how to solve this problem?

Jump to the current date with VBA

Jump to the current date with Find and Replace

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Here is a VBA code that can help you quickly jump to the cell with current date.

1. Enable the workbook you want to use, and press Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, paste below code to the Module.

VBA: Jump to current date

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20161221
    Dim daterng As Range
    Dim DateCell As Range
    Dim WorkSht As Worksheet
    Dim dateStr As String
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each WorkSht In Worksheets
        WorkSht.Select
        'Set daterng = Range("A:A")
        Set daterng = WorkSht.UsedRange
        'daterng.Select
        For Each DateCell In daterng
            DateCell.Activate
            ActiveCell.Select
            On Error Resume Next
            dateStr = DateCell.Value
            If dateStr = Date Then
                DateCell.Select
                Exit Sub
            End If
        Next
    Next WorkSht
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    'Worksheets(1).Select
End Sub

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3. Press F5 key, then the cursor jumps to the cell with current date wherever you locate in the workbook.
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arrow blue right bubble Jump to the current date with Find and Replace

If you are not familiar with VBA code, you also can apply the Find and Replace utility to jump to the current date.

1. Enable the sheet which contains the date list, and select a blank cell, type this formula =TODAY(), press Enter key, now you get the today date.
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2. Press Ctrl + C to copy the today date, and go to select the list of dates, and then press Ctrl + F to enable the Find and Replace dialog, in the Find what textbox, press Ctrl + V to the paste the today date into. See screenshot:
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3. Click Find All. Now the cursor jumps to the cell with today in the selected list.
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    Mike · 1 months ago
    Same results as Peter ... F5 brings up GoTo. We also tried Ctrl-F5 and Alt-F5. Is there some other key sequence or addition to the code? Thanks.
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    Peter · 1 years ago
    This doesn't work with the VBA code, it just brings up a window called "Go To". Were we meant to edit the VBA code in some way?