Deleting Excel worksheets?

From within VB does anyone have any idea how to enumerate through all worksheets in the currently open workbook from the second sheet to the last sheet and delete them all (except the first one)

Either counting them all, selecting them en masse and then deleting them or deleting them individually are both perfectly acceptable...

The worksheets.count method tells you how many sheets are in the current workbook...

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derek noonan,

From VB, you must set a reference to the MS Excel Object Library. Then you will be able to use code like this:

Sub DeleteSheets()
  dim xl as new excel.application
  dim wb as excel.workbook
  do while wb.worksheets.count > 1
  set wb=nothing
  set xl=nothing
End Sub

Ture Magnusson
Karlstad, Sweden

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sorry... I missed a closing parenthesis on the line where the workbook is opened.
derek_noonanAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick response...

Haven't tried it yet but it looks good and I can tweak it some more anyway


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