Name Worksheets Based on Cell Contents

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This macro allows you to have your worksheets named by whatever is in a particular cell within a worksheet. This means that you can set your worksheets to be named by what is in cell A1 or F455 etc. You set what cell you want the name to come from in the vba code and whatever text or numbers are pulled from there become that sheets name. This is a cool way for you to have your sheets dynamically named in excel. You can even have a formula within the cell and based on what the formula spits out is what the tab will be named.

Note: For this macro to work, you need to insert it into the actual sheet where you want the name to come from a cell. You do this by going into the VBA editor by pressing "Alt + F11" and then look to the left pane. There you will see a "VBA Project" with the name of your excel file and right below that you will see a list of every sheet in that excel workbook. Double click the sheets in which you want to have this macro feature and then past the macro code in the window that pops up and you're done.

Note: To change the cell you want to be referenced for the name of the sheet simply change "a1" in the vba code into any cell reference you want. For instance, change "a1" to "b5" if you want the name to come from cell b5.

Where to install the macro:  Worksheet

Name Worksheets Based on Cell Contents

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)

ActiveSheet.Name = Range("a1").Value

End Sub







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How to Install the Macro
  1. Select and copy the text from within the grey box above.

  2. Open the Microsoft Excel file in which you would like the Macro to function.

  3. Press "Alt + F11" - This will open the Visual Basic Editor - Works for all Excel Versions.  Or For other ways to get there, Click Here.

  4. On the new window that opens up, go to the left side where the vertical pane is located. Locate your Excel file; it will be called VBAProject (YOUR FILE'S NAME HERE) and click this.

  5. If the Macro goes in a Module, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  6. If the Macro goes in the Workbook or ThisWorkbook, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  7. If the Macro goes in the Worksheet Code, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  8. Close the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor window and save the Excel file. When you close the Visual Basic Editor window, the regular Excel window will not close.

  9. You are now ready to run the macro.


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