Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated January 25, 2020)
This tip applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Microsoft 365
Ryan has an Excel worksheet that he needs to use for each of 3 shifts every day. He makes a copy of this worksheet for each shift, each day, over and over. It seems to Ryan that it would be helpful if he had a macro that could copy the master worksheet 3 times for each day in a month, naming the worksheets "February 1 Shift 1," "February 1 Shift 2," etc. He can't find a macro to do something like this and was wondering if anyone could help.
This actually doesn't take that long to put together as a macro. The trick is to remember that the macro needs to copy your master worksheet 3 times for each day in the desired month. This also implies that the macro needs to determine how many days there are in the month. Once this is known, you can set up two nested For...Next loops to handle the actual creation process.
Sub CopyShiftSheets() Dim iDay As Integer Dim iShift As Integer Dim iNumDays As Integer Dim wMaster As Worksheet Dim sTemp As String iMonth = 2 ' Set to month desired, 1-12 iCurYear = Year(Now()) iNumDays = Day(DateSerial(iCurYear, iMonth + 1, 0)) Set wMaster = Worksheets("Master") 'change to name of master For iDay = 1 To iNumDays For iShift = 1 To 3 sTemp = MonthName(iMonth) & " " & iDay & " Shift " & iShift wMaster.Copy After:=Sheets(Sheets.Count) ActiveSheet.Name = sTemp Next iShift Next iDay End Sub
Note that the desired month (in this case February) is assigned to the iMonth variable and that iCurYear is set to the current year. The number of days in that month and year is then calculated and stored in iNumDays.
The two For...Next loops go through each day and each shift, copying the Master worksheet and renaming it. When you are done, your workbook will have all the desired worksheets, named correctly. You'll want to be careful, however, that you don't run the macro twice for the same month. If you do, an error is generated because you will have duplicate-named worksheets in the workbook.
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