Add Worksheets to Excel via VBA

< Back to Search results

 Category: [Excel]  Demo Available 

Add Worksheets to Excel via VBA


Excel VBA: Add Worksheets to Excel/Add Excel Worksheets via Excel VBA Macro Code

Got any Excel/VBA Questions? Free Excel Help.


Adding worksheets to Excel is very simple. For example, to add a Worksheet after the active sheet (default unless stated otherwise), name it "MySheet" and have it become the active sheet, you would use some code like shown below:

Sub AddWorksheet()

Worksheets.Add().Name = "MySheet"

End Sub

If we wanted to add a Worksheet as the last Worksheet and name it "MySheet" we would use:

Sub AddAsLastWorksheet()

Worksheets.Add (After:=Worksheets(Worksheets.Count)).Name = "MySheet"

End Sub

The Add Method as it applies to the Worksheet Object also has a Before Variant as well as an After Variant. However, we can only nominate a Before or After Variant, or omit the Argument altogether. If we do omit the Before and After Variants Excel places the Worksheet after the current active Sheet.

To add, say, 4 Worksheets we could use the Count Variant;

Sub AddXWorksheets()

Worksheets.Add After:=Worksheets(Worksheets.Count), Count:=4

End Sub

The only other Variant we can use if desired is the Type Variant. The Type specifies the sheet type. Can be one of the following XlSheetType constants: xlWorksheet, xlChart, xlExcel4MacroSheet, or xlExcel4IntlMacroSheet. If you are inserting a sheet based on an existing template, specify the path to the template (Recording a macro is best for this). The default value is xlWorksheet.


See also:

Add Excel Worksheets in Month/Monthly Order
Add Excel Worksheets in Numeric Sequence


Free Training Course: Lesson 1 - Excel Fundamentals


See also: Index to Excel VBA Code; Index to Excel Freebies; Lesson 1 - Excel Fundamentals; Index to how to… providing a range of solutions


Click here to visit our Free 24/7 Excel/VBA Help Forum where there are thousands of posts you can get information from, or you can join the Forum and post your own questions.


stars (0 Reviews)