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How to double click a cell to open a specified worksheet in Excel?

Do you want to quickly navigate to a specified worksheet in an Excel workbook? This article will provide a VBA method to open a specified worksheet by double-clicking a certain cell in Excel.

Double click a cell to open a specified worksheet with VBA code


Double click a cell to open a specified worksheet with VBA code

Please do as follows to open a specified worksheet by double-clicking a cell in Excel.

1. Right-click the sheet tab which contains the cell you want to open worksheet by clicking on it. And then click View Code from the context menu. See screenshot:

2. In the opening Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please copy the following VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: double click cell to open a specified worksheet in Excel

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20180822
Dim xArray, xAValue As Variant
Dim xFNum As Long
Dim xStr, xStrRg, xStrSheetName As String
xRgArray = Array("A1;Sheet2", "A12;Sheet3", "A4;Sheet4", "A100;Sheet5")
On Error Resume Next
For xFNum = LBound(xRgArray) To UBound(xRgArray)
xStr = ""
xStr = xRgArray(xFNum)
xAValue = ""
xAValue = Split(xStr, ";")
xStrRg = ""
xStrRg = xAValue(0)
xStrSheetName = ""
xStrSheetName = xAValue(1)
If Not Intersect(Target, Range(xStrRg)) Is Nothing Then
Sheets(xStrSheetName).Activate
End If
Next
End Sub

Note: In the VBA code, "A1;Sheet2", "A12;Sheet3", "A4;Sheet4", "A100;Sheet5" mean that doube click cell A1 will open Sheet2, double click A2 will open Sheet3..., please change them based on your needs.

3. Press the Alt + Q keys together to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

From now on, when double clicking cell A1 in current worksheet, the specified worksheet will be activated immediately.


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Can't get the code to open the other worksheet
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Hi Will,Is there any prompts while using the code?
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Can't get code to open the other sheet, can some help
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hi!
It cannot accept the code for more than 59 sheets.
What code do i need to use to insert more sheets.
When it change the line the code doesnt work.
Help!
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Hi Crystal

I have copied the code and edited according to the name of the worksheets. The code is running but I still cannot open the sheets, what have I done wrong?

Sub OpenbyDoubleclicking(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)

Dim xArray, xAvlaue As Variant '
Dim xFSum As Long
Dim xStr, xStrRg, xStrSheetname As String
xRgArray = Array("A3;FTIR", "A4;Viscometer")
On Error Resume Next
For xFNum = LBound(xRgArray) To UBound(xRgArray)
xStr = ""
xStr = xRgArray(xFNum)
xAValue = ""
xAValue = Split(xStr, ";")
xStrRg = ""
xStrRg = xAValue(0)
xStrSheetname = xAValue(1)
If Not Intersect(Target, Range(xStrRg)) Is Nothing Then _
Sheets(xStrSheetname).Active
End If
Next
End Sub


Many thanks
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Hi Carl,
In your code, please replace the first line with "Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)".
Thank you for your comment. The entire code should be as follows.

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
Dim xArray, xAValue As Variant
Dim xFNum As Long
Dim xStr, xStrRg, xStrSheetName As String
xRgArray = Array("A3;FTIR", "A4;Viscometer")
On Error Resume Next
For xFNum = LBound(xRgArray) To UBound(xRgArray)
xStr = ""
xStr = xRgArray(xFNum)
xAValue = ""
xAValue = Split(xStr, ";")
xStrRg = ""
xStrRg = xAValue(0)
xStrSheetName = ""
xStrSheetName = xAValue(1)
If Not Intersect(Target, Range(xStrRg)) Is Nothing Then
Sheets(xStrSheetName).Activate
End If
Next
End Sub
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Hi how can i extend my array? it stucks already and i cannot add more of this because it limits to col 1024 only for that line. pls help

xRgArray = Array("A2;Sheet2", "A3;Sheet3", "A4;Sheet4", "A5;Sheet5")
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Hi Neil,
The code works well in my case even extended my array to Array = Array("A2;Sheet2", "A3;Sheet3", "A4;Sheet4", "A5;Sheet5", "A6;Sheet6").
Can you tell me your Excel version?
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After you get to the desired sheet. Is there a way to copy information from a cell in that sheet and automatically go back to the cell I double clicked on originally in the first sheet?
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Hi James
You need to manually click the original worksheet tab to back to it. Sorry can't take this into consideration.
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Is there a way to do multiple codes for one tab? such as clicking on another cell to jump into another worksheet.

How would that code look like?
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Good day,

The below VBA code can help you to solve the problem. Thanks for your comment.

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
Dim xArray As Variant
Dim xFNum As Long
Dim xStr, xStrRg, xStrSheetName As String
xRgArray = Array("A2;Sheet2", "A3;Sheet3", "A4;Sheet4", "A5;Sheet5")
On Error Resume Next
For xFNum = LBound(xRgArray) To UBound(xRgArray)
xStr = ""
xStr = xRgArray(xFNum)
xStrRg = ""
xStrRg = Left(xStr, 2)
xStrSheetName = ""
xStrSheetName = Right(xStr, Len(xStr) - 3)
If Not Intersect(Target, Range(xStrRg)) Is Nothing Then
Sheets(xStrSheetName).Activate
End If
Next
End Sub
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Hi, In the line that states xStrRg = Left(xStr, 2), this picks up the cell if its a single number cell i.e. A1, A2, A3. but not if its A11, or A111. how do i write the code to allow me to use cells A1, A11, and A111?

Hope this makes sense, i'm not particularly technical!!
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Good Day,
The code has been optimized again. Please have a try and thanks for your comment.

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
Dim xArray, xAValue As Variant
Dim xFNum As Long
Dim xStr, xStrRg, xStrSheetName As String
xRgArray = Array("A1;Sheet2", "A12;Sheet3", "A4;Sheet4", "A100;Sheet5")
On Error Resume Next
For xFNum = LBound(xRgArray) To UBound(xRgArray)
xStr = ""
xStr = xRgArray(xFNum)
xAValue = ""
xAValue = Split(xStr, ";")
xStrRg = ""
xStrRg = xAValue(0)
xStrSheetName = ""
xStrSheetName = xAValue(1)
If Not Intersect(Target, Range(xStrRg)) Is Nothing Then
Sheets(xStrSheetName).Activate
End If
Next
End Sub
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