In this article, I will tell you how to rename multiple sheets in excel with dates values.
1. Why Need To Rename Multiple Sheets In Excel With Dates?
- Renaming multiple sheets in Excel with dates can be helpful when you are working on a project or data analysis that spans over a period of time.
- For example, if you are working on a financial report for a company and you have a different sheet for each month, you may want to rename each sheet with its corresponding month and year so that it is easy to identify and organize the sheets.
- Another use case could be for tracking inventory in a warehouse.
- If you have a workbook with multiple sheets containing inventory data for different months, you can rename each sheet with the month and year to help keep track of changes in inventory over time.
- In general, renaming multiple sheets in Excel with dates makes it easier to understand and navigate through the workbook, especially when dealing with large amounts of data over an extended period of time.
2. How To Rename Multiple Sheets In Excel With Dates?
- To rename multiple sheets in Excel with dates, you can use a VBA macro. Here’s one way to do it.
- Open the Excel workbook that contains the sheets you want to rename.
- Press Alt + F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor window.
- In the Project Explorer, double-click on the sheet name in the workbook to open the code window.
- Paste the following code into the module:
Sub RenameSheetsWithDates() Dim ws As Worksheet ' loop all the worksheets in the current workbook. For Each ws In ThisWorkbook.Worksheets ' if the worksheet name is a date value. If IsDate(ws.Name) Then ' format the worksheet name with the specified date format. ws.Name = Format(ws.Name, "mm-dd-yyyy") End If Next ws End Sub
- Press F5 or click the Run button to execute the macro.
- This macro will loop through all the worksheets in the workbook and check if their names are valid dates.
- If so, it will rename them with the date in the format “mm-dd-yyyy“. You can customize the date format by changing the string in the `Format` function.
- To run this example successfully, you need to make sure the original worksheet name is date value such as 2023 January, 2023-2-1, March 2023, 2-1.
3. How To Rename Multiple Sheets In Excel With Series Dates?
- This example will rename the multiple sheets name to a series of date value such as continuous month.
- Below is the source code.
Sub RenameSheetsWithDates() Dim ws As Worksheet Dim monthNumber As Long ' define a month counter number. monthNumber = 1 ' loop all the worksheets in the current workbook. For Each ws In ThisWorkbook.Worksheets ' get the month name by the month counter number. monthNumberName = MonthName(monthNumber) ' format the worksheet name with the specified date format. ws.Name = Format(monthNumberName, "mm-dd-yyyy") monthNumber = monthNumber + 1 Next ws End Sub
- When you run the above source code, you will get the excel worksheets with the name such as January, February, March .etc.