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Auto Changing a Sheet Name based on cell value

Posted on 2016-10-03
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Hello,
I currently have a workbook that I am trying to have the tab name reflect what is in the sheets cell "A1" for every sheet.  I currently have the code set up as below, however it requires that I click each tab in order to get it to change, is there a way to get it to do this function without having to click the sheet tab?

Private Sub Worksheet_Activate()
On Error Resume Next
Me.Name = Range("a1").Value
End Sub
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Question by:christina Ridings
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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You may have this sub-routine on a Standard Module and run this to rename all the sheets.

Sub ChangeSheetNames()
Dim ws As Worksheet
On Error Resume Next
For Each ws In Worksheets
   If ws.Range("A1").Value <> "" Then
      ws.Name = ws.Range("A1").Value
   End If
Next ws
End Sub

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aikimark earned 250 total points (awarded by participants)
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Can put code into the Workbook_Open() event that will iterate through the worksheets.
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by:Koen
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Also maybe test your A1 value for illegal characters and length
(21 characters max, symbols not allowed are  \ ? / : [ ] *)
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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@Koen
On Error Resume Next would take care of all those issues.
Also the max characters allowed are 31 not 21.
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by:Koen
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I just use a function for files and sheets that removes the illegale characters...skipping it usually is not what the customer wants.
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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As per the objection raised in Post ID: 41848750.
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