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rename sheetname based on value of field in other sheet

Posted on 2013-12-26
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How based on an input value from field b1 in sheet 1 can a macro change the name of a excel sheet  i.e. rename to "chosen continent"

if
sheet 1 b1  = europe
 
rename sheet 2 to "chosen continent"
rename sheet 3 to "americas"
rename sheet 4 to "asia"

if
sheet 1 b1  = americas
rename sheet 2 to "europe"
rename sheet 3 to "chosen continent"
rename sheet 4 to "asia"

if
sheet 1 b1  = asia
 
rename sheet 2 to "europe"
rename sheet 3 to "americas"
rename sheet 3 to "chosen continent"
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by:Michael74
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Here is the VBA that follows your pseudo code.

Sub test()
   RenameSheet (Range("B1").value)
End Sub


Sub RenameSheet(value As String)
   If (value = "europe") Then
      Sheets(2).Name = "chosen continent"
      Sheets(3).Name = "americas"
      Sheets(4).Name = "asia"
   ElseIf (value = "americas") Then
      Sheets(2).Name = "europe"
      Sheets(3).Name = "chosen continent"
      Sheets(4).Name = "asia"
   ElseIf (value = "asia") Then
      Sheets(2).Name = "europe"
      Sheets(3).Name = "americas"
      Sheets(4).Name = "chosen continent"
   End If
End Sub

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byundt earned 500 total points
ID: 39741088
If you want the renaming to occur automatically, then consider a Worksheet_Change sub in the code pane for Sheet1.
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("B1")) Is Nothing Then
    On Error Resume Next
    Worksheets("chosen continent").Name = Array(, , "europe", "americas", "asia")(Worksheets("chosen continent").Index)
    Worksheets(Range("B1").Value).Name = "chosen continent"
    On Error GoTo 0
End If
End Sub

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If instead, you want a simple macro for renaming (and don't need all the error handling provisions), then consider this two liner:
Sub SheetRenamer()
Worksheets("chosen continent").Name = Array(, , "europe", "americas", "asia")(Worksheets("chosen continent").Index)
Worksheets(Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("B1").Value).Name = "chosen continent"
End Sub

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