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Auto split Excel worksheets into files

 In Microsoft Excel, when you want create a new excel file from your current worksheet, just need right-click and select move/copy a sheet. However, if your workbook has many sheets, it take more time.

Now, we show you how to save your time by doing that automatically.

  1. Create the Visual Basic module
    • Open your excel file. Browse to Developer tab and click View code
    • Click Insert > Module
    • Copy below code into editor
    • Sub SplitWorksheetsIntoFiles()
      Dim FileExtStr As String
      Dim FileFormatNum As Long
      Dim xWs As Worksheet
      Dim xWb As Workbook
      Dim xNWb As Workbook
      Dim FolderName As String
      Application.ScreenUpdating = False
      Set xWb = Application.ThisWorkbook
      DateString = Format(Now, "yyyymmdd-hhmmss")
      FolderName = xWb.Path & "\" & xWb.Name & "+" & DateString
      If Val(Application.Version) < 12 Then
          FileExtStr = ".xls": FileFormatNum = -4143
          Select Case xWb.FileFormat
              Case 51:
                  FileExtStr = ".xlsx": FileFormatNum = 51
              Case 52:
                  If Application.ActiveWorkbook.HasVBProject Then
                      FileExtStr = ".xlsm": FileFormatNum = 52
                      FileExtStr = ".xlsx": FileFormatNum = 51
                  End If
              Case 56:
                  FileExtStr = ".xls": FileFormatNum = 56
              Case Else:
                  FileExtStr = ".xlsb": FileFormatNum = 50
              End Select
      End If
      MkDir FolderName
      For Each xWs In xWb.Worksheets
      On Error GoTo NErro
          If xWs.Visible = xlSheetVisible Then
          xFile = FolderName & "\" & xWs.Name & FileExtStr
          Set xNWb = Application.Workbooks.Item(Application.Workbooks.Count)
          xNWb.SaveAs xFile, FileFormat:=FileFormatNum
          xNWb.Close False, xFile
          End If
          MsgBox "The files in " & FolderName
          Application.ScreenUpdating = True
      	Shell "C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe """ & Foldername & "", vbNormalFocus
      End Sub
  2. Run the module
    • Click Run button or press F5
    • Wait for seconds until to be show the complete message box.
    • Click OK to view the result.
Watch the step by step video here:


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