Activate Method of Worksheet Object VBA

Activate Worksheet is used to makes the current sheet as active sheet. Here we are using Activate method of worksheet object. It is very frequently used method while writing VBA macros.



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When we need to use Activate Worksheet method in VBA?

We use Activate worksheet method to activate current sheet as active sheet. When we are working with multiple sheets in a workbook, if we want to move or go to another sheet in the same workbook or another workbook we use activate worksheet method.

VBA Activate Worksheet Method- Syntax

Here is the example syntax to activate Worksheet using VBA. You can use either a Worksheet name or Worksheet number. Always best practice is to use sheet name.

Worksheets(“Your Worksheet Name”).Activate
Worksheets(“Worksheet Number”).Activate

Where Activate is the method of Workbook object is used to makes current sheet as active sheet.

VBA Activate Worksheet – with Name: Example 1

Please see the below VBA codes to activate Worksheet. In this example we are activating a Worksheet named “Project1”.

Sub Activate_Sheet()
End Sub

VBA Activate Worksheet Method– with Number: Example 2

Please see the below VBA code or macro procedure to activate Worksheet. In this example we are activating first Worksheet in the active workbook.

Sub Activate_Sheet_BasedOnIndex()
End Sub

VBA Activate Worksheet Method- Best Approach

Note: Always better to use the Worksheet name, instead of Worksheet number. The best is to assign the Worksheet to an object and then do whatever task you want to do with that particular Worksheet object.

When working with multiple Worksheets, you should refer the Worksheet with exact Worksheet name to correctly update your data into target Worksheet. Create Worksheet object and refer the Worksheet with the object whenever you require.

Let us see another example to understand the accessing the Worksheets using objects. You do not need to activate Worksheet to deal with any Worksheet.

Sub sb_Activate_Workbook_Object()
'Declare the objects here
Dim wsMain As Worksheet, ws_A As Worksheet
'Set the worksheet to Object
Set wsMain = ThisWorkbook
Set ws_A = Worksheets("Test")
'Now deal with your worksheets
ws_A.Range("A1") = wsMain.Sheet1.Range("A1")
End Sub

VBA Activate Worksheet Method- Instructions

Please follow the below step by step instructions to execute the above mentioned VBA macros or codes:

  1. Open an Excel Worksheet
  2. Press Alt+F11 :This will Open the VBA Editor. Otherwise, you can open it from the Developer Tab
  3. Insert a Module from Insert Menu
  4. Copy the above code for activating worksheet and Paste in the code window(VBA Editor)
  5. Save the file as macro enabled Worksheet
  6. Press ‘F5’ to run it or Keep Pressing ‘F8’ to debug the code line by line and check how the sheet is activating.

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