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How to clear entire sheet or specified range in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2021-02-22

This article is going to show you how to quickly clear the contents with or without cell formatting of entire sheet or specified range with VBA code in Excel.

Clear entire sheet with VBA code in Excel
Clear specified range with VBA code in Excel


Clear entire sheet with VBA code in Excel

The below VBA codes help you to clear entire sheet with or without cell formatting.

1. 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, and then copy below VBA code into the Module.

If you just want to clear the cell content but retain the formatting, please try this code.

VBA code: Clear entire sheet without cell formatting

Sub sbClearEntireSheetOnlyData()
Sheets("Sheet4").Cells.ClearContents
End Sub

If you want to clear both the contents and cell formatting, this code can help you.

VBA code: Clear entire sheet with cell formatting

Sub sbClearEntireSheet()
Sheets("Sheet4").Cells.Clear
End Sub

Note: In the code, Sheet4 is the name of the worksheet you will clear contents from. Please change it as you need.

3. Press the F5 key or click the Run button to run the code.

Then the specified worksheet with or without cell formatting is cleared immediately.


Clear specified range with VBA code in Excel

For only clearing specified range in a worksheet, you can try the following VBA code.

1. Open the worksheet you will clear specified range from, then 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, and then copy below VBA code into the Module.

Clear range but retain the formatting, please try this code.

VBA code: Clear specified range without cell formatting

Sub sbClearCellsOnlyData()
Range("A1:C10").ClearContents
End Sub

Clear range with cell formatting, please use this code:

VBA code: Clear specified range with cell formatting

Sub sbClearCells()
Range("A1:C10").Clear
End Sub

Note: A1:C10 is the range you will clear in the worksheet.

3. Press the F5 key or click the Run button to clear the range.


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