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XL2000: Macro to Loop Through All Worksheets in a Workbook

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This article contains a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro (Sub procedure) that loops through all the worksheets in the active workbook.This macro also displays the name of each worksheet.
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  1. Type the following macro code into a new module sheet.
     Sub WorksheetLoop()   Dim WS_Count As Integer   Dim I As Integer   ' Set WS_Count equal to the number of worksheets in the active   ' workbook.   WS_Count = ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets.Count   ' Begin the loop.   For I = 1 To WS_Count      ' Insert your code here.      ' The following line shows how to reference a sheet within      ' the loop by displaying the worksheet name in a dialog box.      MsgBox ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets(I).Name   Next IEnd Sub					
  2. To run the macro, position the insertion point in the line that reads "Sub WorksheetLoop()," and press F5.
The macro will loop through the workbook and display a message box with adifferent worksheet name each time it runs through the loop. Note that thismacro will only display worksheet names; it will not display the names ofother types of sheets in the workbook.

You can also loop through all of the worksheets in the workbook by usinga 'For Each' loop.
  1. Type the following macro code into a new module sheet.
    Sub WorksheetLoop2()   ' Declare Current as a worksheet object variable.   Dim Current As Worksheet   ' Loop through all of the worksheets in the active workbook.   For Each Current In Worksheets      ' Insert your code here.      ' This line displays the worksheet name in a message box.      MsgBox Current.Name   NextEnd Sub					
  2. To run the macro, position the insertion point in the line that reads "Sub WorksheetLoop2()," and press F5.
This macro works in exactly the same way as the WorksheetLoop macro, except that ituses a different type of loop to process all of the worksheets in theactive workbook.

For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic forApplications, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
226118 OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
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Article ID: 213621 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 12:15:06 - Revision: 3.5

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