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    Worksheets Delete Macro From Master List

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    Hi All,

    I am trying to delete some worksheets within a workbook from a list containing the names of worksheets to be deleted, listed in column B2:B30, in sheet titled " Sheetlist". I obtained the following code from a thread, the code seems to work if column B in the specified range are all populated. If it is empty, as in the example, the code does no work.

    In "SheetList" sheet, cell A2 onwards in column A contain all the names within the workbook. Cell B2 onwards in column B to cell B30 will be the area which I specify the sheets I need to delete.

    Can you please help to modify the code so that the macro will loop through each cell from B2:B30 eventhough it is empty, and delete worksheets name which are listed?



    Sub DeleteSheets()
    Dim i As Long
    For i = 2 To 30

    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    Worksheets(CStr(ActiveSheet.Cells(i, 2).Value)).Delete
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    Next i
    End Sub

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    Magician NoS's Avatar
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    Jan 2013
    British Columbia
    Excel Version
    Excel 2010
    Hello Mark

    I'd use this function that I found somewhere on the net a long time ago

    Private Function SheetExists(sname) As Boolean
        ' Returns TRUE if sheet exists in the active workbook
        Dim x As Object
        On Error Resume Next
        Set x = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets(sname)
        If Err = 0 Then SheetExists = True _
            Else SheetExists = False
    End Function
    then use a macro like this

    Sub DeleteSheetsInColB()
        Dim rng As Range    'the range containing sheet names to be deleted
        Dim cel As Range    'each individual cell within that range of sheet names
    'set the range of sheet names to be deleted
    Set rng = Sheets("Sheetlist").Range("B2:B30")
    'prevent Excel's warning about deleting sheets
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    'step through the list of sheet names
    For Each cel In rng
    'check that the cell is not empty
        If Len(cel.Value) > 0 Then
            'cell contains name of a sheet, check if sheet actually exists
            If SheetExists(cel.Value) = True Then
                'delete the sheet
            End If
        End If
    Next cel
    'turn warnings back on
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    End Sub

    Copy both of these codes into a new module and give a try.

    Good luck with your project. Hope this is of some assistance.
    Last edited by NoS; 2013-11-24 at 06:22 PM.

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