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How to edit the macro code to limit the number of characters when creating worksheet tab name

Posted on 2016-10-12
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Hi, on a previous Experts-Exchange (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28972223/How-to-do-this-in-Microsoft-Excel.html) we got a great solution to create the attached file.

On a few of the worksheets tab names though that get automatically created, it was saying "Sheet1", "Sheet 2", etc. We realize that it was because there is a 31 character limit for worksheet tab names and the code didn't account for this. Our bad since we didn't realize that.

Anyways, we're looking to alter the code we received in the previous post and that's in the attached file so it limits the tab names to the first 31 characters so that Excel doesn't receive an error and put ex. "Sheet 1" instead.
VBA_Excel_-Test_FileQ28972223-Rev-1.xlsm
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ws.Name = Mid(cel.Value, 17)

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ws.Name = Left(Mid(cel.Value, 17), 31)
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by:sagardeo
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thank you
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by:Roy_Cox
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This example code includes a Function that tests for any bad sheet names - characters, length, etc.
Option Explicit
Sub Copy_Rename()
     ' Copy_Rename Macro
    Dim strName As String, strSht As String
     '======Test if sheet exists usinfg Function and name is correct format
         strName = Range("C4").Value
    If Not BadName(strName) Then
'    On Error Resume Next
    If Not WksExists(strName) Then
        strSht = ActiveSheet.Name
       Sheets.Add After:=Sheets(Sheets.Count)
       ActiveSheet.Name = strName
        Sheets(strSht).Range("A:M").Copy Sheets(strName).Range("A1")
    Sheets(strSht).Range("C4:D9, F4:L5, F7:L7, I9:L9, B11:H36, B39:L49").ClearContents
     Else: MsgBox "The number you have entered has already been used." & vbNewLine & "This data will not be saved."
     Exit Sub
     End If
     Else: MsgBox "The name for the sheet is not in the correct format" & vbNewLine & "This data will not be saved."
     End If
End Sub

Function WksExists(wksName As String) As Boolean
    On Error Resume Next
    WksExists = CBool(Len(Worksheets(wksName).Name) > 0)
End Function
Function BadName(s As String) As Boolean
    BadName = False
    Dim iBadCharsCount As Integer
    iBadCharsCount = InStr(1, s, ":") + InStr(1, s, "\") + InStr(1, s, "/") + _
                     InStr(1, s, "?") + InStr(1, s, "*") + InStr(1, s, "[") + InStr(1, s, "]")
    
    If iBadCharsCount > 0 Or Len(s) > 31 Then
        BadName = True
    End If
End Function

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thx Roy will try that as well!
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