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How to clear contents of named range in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2021-02-22

This article will show you method of clearing contents of a specified named range as well as clearing contents of all named ranges but keeping the range names in an active worksheet in Excel.

Clear contents of named range with VBA code


Clear contents of named range with VBA code

Please do as follows to clear contents of a specified named range or all named range in the current worksheet.

1. In the worksheet contains the named range you will clear contents from, press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy below VBA code into the Code window.

For clearing contents of a specified named range in the worksheet, please apply the below VBA code.

VBA code 1: Clear contents of a specified named range in Excel

Sub Clear_ActiveSheet_Name_Ranges()
    Dim xName As Name
    Dim xInput As String
    Dim xRg As Range
    On Error Resume Next
    xInput = Application.InputBox("Enter the name of the named range you will clear contents from:", "KuTools For Excel", , , , , , 2)
    If xInput = "False" Then Exit Sub
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Set xName = ActiveWorkbook.Names(xInput)
    If Not xName Is Nothing Then
         xName.RefersToRange.Clear
    End If
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code.

4. Then a Kutools for Excel dialog box pops up. Please enter the name of the named range you will clear contents from, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then all contents in cells of the specified named range are cleared immediately.

For clearing contents of all named ranges in active worksheet, please apply the below VBA code.

VBA code 2: Clear contents of all named ranges in active sheet in Excel

Sub Clear_All_ActiveSheet_Name_Ranges()
    Dim xRange As Range
    Dim xName  As Name
    Dim xReSponse As Long
    On Error Resume Next
    xReSponse = MsgBox("For clearing contents of all named ranges of active sheet in " & ActiveWorkbook.Name _
            & Chr(10) & "('OK' to Delete, 'Cancel' to Quit.)", vbOKCancel, "KuTools For Excel")
    If xReSponse = 2 Then
        MsgBox "User chose to cancel.", vbOKOnly, "KuTools For Excel"
        Exit Sub
    End If
    For Each xName In ActiveWorkbook.Names
        Set xRange = Nothing
        Set xRange = Intersect(ActiveSheet.UsedRange, xName.RefersToRange)
        If Not xRange Is Nothing Then xRange.Clear
    Next xName
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code, then click the OK button in the Kutools for Excel dialog box as below screenshot shown.

Then the contents of all named ranges are cleared from active sheet.


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