VBA Code to delete specific worksheets in multiple workbooks


You can use the visual basic code posted below (see this original post on stackoverflow) to delete a specified worksheet (the second, the third, the fourth, etc.) in a group of workbooks that you have saved in a particular folder.

So if we start with the a group of Excel files like this:

. . . and enter this code in a new module in Visual Basic:

. . . . and modify the line beginning wb.Worksheets to set a specific worksheet number, the macro will then run and delete each worksheet in the folder. It will prompt you to select the folder you want it to run on, and also make you confirm that each specified worksheet should be deleted.

When it's complete, you'll get this message:

If each workbook in the folder doesn't have the specified worksheet number, the macro will crash.

Sub LoopAllExcelFilesInFolder()

'PURPOSE: To loop through all Excel files in a user specified folder and perform a set task on them

Dim wb As Workbook Dim myPath As String Dim myFile As String Dim myExtension As String Dim FldrPicker As FileDialog

'Optimize Macro Speed Application.ScreenUpdating = False Application.EnableEvents = False Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual

'Retrieve Target Folder Path From User Set FldrPicker = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)

With FldrPicker .Title = "Select A Target Folder" .AllowMultiSelect = False If .Show <> -1 Then GoTo NextCode myPath = .SelectedItems(1) & "\" End With

'In Case of Cancel NextCode: myPath = myPath If myPath = "" Then GoTo ResetSettings

'Target File Extension (must include wildcard "*") myExtension = "*.xls"

'Target Path with Ending Extention myFile = Dir(myPath & myExtension)

'Loop through each Excel file in folder Do While myFile <> "" 'Set variable equal to opened workbook Set wb = Workbooks.Open(Filename:=myPath & myFile)

'Change First Worksheet's Background Fill Blue 'wb.Worksheets(1).Range("A1:Z1").Interior.Color = RGB(51, 98, 174) wb.Worksheets(2).Delete

'Save and Close Workbook wb.Close SaveChanges:=True

'Get next file name myFile = Dir Loop

'Message Box when tasks are completed MsgBox "Task Complete!"

ResetSettings: 'Reset Macro Optimization Settings Application.EnableEvents = True Application.Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic Application.ScreenUpdating = True

End Sub


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