Checking for existing Excel worksheets?

Posted on 2002-03-04
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
How can I check that the worksheet SheetNo I want to read from really exists? I'm referencing it by xlBook.Worksheets(SheetNo) but I cant always be sure of the number of sheets in the Excel file.

Question by:mawe
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Expert Comment

by:Ryan Chong
ID: 6838687
Hi mawe,

Use the function below to test if a WorkSheet is exist

Private appExcel As Excel.Application
Private wbExcel As Excel.Workbook
Private WSheet As Excel.Worksheet

Set appExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
Set wbExcel = appExcel.Workbooks.Open(txtPath.Text)

If DoesSheetExist("123") Then
'Does Not Exist
End If

and here is the Function:

Private Function DoesSheetExist(SheetName As String) As Boolean
    On Error Resume Next
    DoesSheetExist = wbExcel.Sheets(SheetName).Name = SheetName
End Function

Hope this help

Accepted Solution

WolfgangKoenig earned 100 total points
ID: 6838749
Here sample code to check if a worksheet with the specific number !or! a specific name exists ...:

Private appExcel As Excel.Application
Private wbExcel As Excel.Workbook
Private WSheet As Excel.Worksheet

Private SheetNumber As Long
Private SheetName As String

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Set appExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
Set wbExcel = appExcel.Workbooks.Open("C:\test.xls")

' To Test
SheetName = "Tabelle1"
SheetNumber = 1

' Test1: name ?
For Each WSheet In appExcel.Worksheets
If WSheet.Name = SheetName Then MsgBox ("Worksheet exists")

' Test2: number ?
For Each WSheet In appExcel.Worksheets
If WSheet.Index = SheetNumber Then MsgBox ("Worksheet exists")

End Sub

Best regards
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Expert Comment

ID: 6839214
What a nice! same source maybe...:))

Author Comment

ID: 6841107
None of the suggestion was excactly what I needed but Wolfgangs' gave me some ideas so I'll give the points to him.

Thanks both.
LVL 16

Expert Comment

ID: 6844099
mawe, what's wrong? According with your question, both comments could do the job?, why "B" grade?

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