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

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-07-21

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()
    Dim daterng As Range
    Dim DateCell As Range
    Dim WorkSht As Worksheet
    Dim dateStr As String
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each WorkSht In Worksheets
        'Set daterng = Range("A:A")
        Set daterng = WorkSht.UsedRange
        For Each DateCell In daterng
            On Error Resume Next
            dateStr = DateCell.Value
            If dateStr = Date Then
                Exit Sub
            End If
    Next WorkSht
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
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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This example is horribly slow. You could probably trim some of the find parameters, so test if you want.

'Find todays date in the sheet and activate cell
Cells.Find(What:=Date, After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas, LookAt:= _
xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:=False _
, SearchFormat:=False).Activate

ActiveWindow.ScrollRow = ActiveCell.Row 'scroll view to selected cell
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I am a novice with Microsoft Office, and Excel, but I am a programmer by nature. If the objective is to locate a cell with today's date - and position the cursor to it, I can't see the need for all that code.A simple code (listed below) created in a macro, and assign the macro to a letter say "T", and as an option you may even created a button and assign the macro to it, so when you click the button you will travel directly to that cell.The comments lines (those that start with ') are optional. You may choose not to type them. I used them for troubleshooting the code. "Msgbox" is a nice tool to communicate with you.Here is my code:---------------------------------Sub GoToToday()
' GoToToday Macro
' Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+t
Dim DateRange, DateCell As Range
Dim i As Byte
Dim x As String
On Error Resume Next

MySheet = ActiveSheet.Name

' MsgBox (Date)
For i = 12 To 130
x = "A" & i
' MsgBox (x)
' MsgBox (Worksheets(MySheet).Range(x))

If Worksheets(MySheet).Range(x).Value = Date Then
' MsgBox (i)
' MsgBox (x)
' MsgBox (Worksheets(MySheet).Range(x))
x = "D" & i
Exit Sub
End If
End Sub

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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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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?
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