VBA Excel 2000 - Rename sheet if that exist

Posted on 2011-03-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Dear Experts,

In a file it can happen that there are two sheets "Domestic" and "Export", but also that any of them does not exist or just one of them.

Could you please how to write a macro which would be able to identify what is the actual scenario, and based on that rename any of them to "Total"?

With IFs would be imagined like this
- if "Domestic" exist then rename it to "Total" (if also exist "Export" than just leave it unchanged)
- if "Export" exist then rename it to "Total" (if also exist "Domestic" than just leave it unchanged)
- if any of them does not exist then add a sheet as "Total"


Question by:csehz
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Accepted Solution

SiddharthRout earned 500 total points
ID: 35214015
Try this

Sub Sample()
    Dim w As Worksheet
    If CheckIfSheetExist("Total") = True Then
        MsgBox "There is already a sheet named 'Total'"
        Exit Sub
    End If
    If CheckIfSheetExist("Domestic") = True And CheckIfSheetExist("Export") = False Then
        Sheets("Domestic").Name = "Total"
    ElseIf CheckIfSheetExist("Domestic") = False And CheckIfSheetExist("Export") = True Then
        Sheets("Export").Name = "Total"
    ElseIf CheckIfSheetExist("Domestic") = False And CheckIfSheetExist("Export") = False Then
        Set w = Sheets.Add
        w.Name = "Total"
    End If
End Sub

Function CheckIfSheetExist(ws As String) As Boolean
    For Each wsheets In ActiveWorkbook.Sheets
        If UCase(wsheets.Name) = UCase(ws) Then
            CheckIfSheetExist = True
            Exit Function
        End If
End Function

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 35214041
Sid thanks very much it works, finally added a line yet if both exist

    ElseIf CheckIfSheetExist("Domestic") = True And CheckIfSheetExist("Export") = True Then
        Sheets("Export").Name = "Total"
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Expert Comment

by:Dave Brett
ID: 35214050
While I see you have close this I would do this a little differently

1) test for the existence of "Total" before causinbg an error by duplicating the name
2) you can test for the sheet names directly rather than looping through all the sheet names


Sub SheetNames()
    Dim wsx As Worksheet
    Dim ws1 As Worksheet
    Dim ws2 As Worksheet
    Dim ws3 As Worksheet
    On Error Resume Next
    Set wsx = Sheets("Total")
    Set ws1 = Sheets("Domestic")
    Set ws1 = Sheets("Export")
    On Error GoTo 0
    If Not wsx Is Nothing Then
        MsgBox "you already have a sheet called nothing", vbCritical
        Exit Sub
    End If

    If Not ws1 Is Nothing Then
        ws1.Name = "Total"
        If Not ws2 Is Nothing Then
            ws2.Name = "Total"
            Set ws3 = Sheets.Add
            ws3.Name = "Total"
        End If
    End If
End Sub

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Author Comment

ID: 35214080
Dave thanks, sorry that closed the topic so can not give points, your code also works and moreover automatically handles the both existing scenarios correctly which I left out from the IF listings at the question :-))
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Expert Comment

by:Dave Brett
ID: 35214085
No probs :)

You closed as I was finalising the code so I'd figured I'd carry though with it



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