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How to batch rename multiple range names in Excel?

To rename a range name is easy and usually used in our daily Excel work, but to batch rename multiple range names will be troublesome. In this article, I introduce a macro code to quickly batch rename multiple range names in Excel.

Batch rename range names with macro code

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Batch rename range names with macro code


Supposing there are several range names in a workbook as below screenshot shown, now I will rename them by adding a prefix.
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1. Press Alt + F11 keys to enable the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, and click Insert > Module. See screenshot:
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2. Paste below code to the Module script, and press F5 to run the code.

VBA: Rename range names

Sub RenameCells()
Dim n As Name
    For Each n In ThisWorkbook.Names
        n.Name = "KUTOOLS_" & n.Name
    Next n
End Sub

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Then all range names have been renamed by adding the specified prefix. See screenshot:
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Note: In the above code n.Name = "KUTOOLS_" & n.Name, you can change KUTOOLS to other string as you need.

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    jonathan · 2 years ago
    I use, Batch Rename Files Tool. You can easily found hier BatchRenameFiles.org
    that allows you to quickly rename all the files in a specified directory.