Saving input into 2nd worksheet while keeping the 1st empty

BritanyWorkwood Posts 1 Registration date Sunday July 23, 2017 Status Member Last seen July 23, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 at 07:20 PM
TrowaD Posts 2921 Registration date Sunday September 12, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen January 16, 2023 - Jul 25, 2017 at 11:52 AM
Hi there,

Spoiler alert: Excel dummy

I hope you can help me with this. I need to have a worksheet that would be used on daily basis and can be archived. It should be able to do the following:

1. I open worksheet "Checklist" which brings me to the following template:

Task (A1) Comment (B1) [Archive]
Task 1 (A2) _________ (B2)
Task 2 (A3) _________ (B3)
Task 3 (A4) _________ (B4)

3. I put all the comments and press Save. Then I click on [Archive] button which saves the information on specific location with name - Checklist[current date], while keeping me in the main worksheet which is now empty.

As the Checklist should be used everyday, the main file should always have empty comment fields so every input needs to be erased after it is archived to another sheet.

Basically, if it is possible [Archive] Macro to do:

1. Open second worksheet.
2. Copy Sheet1 from the main (working) worksheet (where I input comments).
3. Paste the copied into the second worksheet.
3. Save As the second worksheet under the name "Checklist[current date] on specific location
4. Close second worksheet.
5. Erase the input (comments) from the main worksheet.
6. Save.

Thanks in advance!

1 response

TrowaD Posts 2921 Registration date Sunday September 12, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen January 16, 2023 549
Updated on Jul 25, 2017 at 11:55 AM
Hi Britany,

Important note:The code below both deletes data and saves your workbook. So make sure you test this with a copy of your workbook !!!

Here is the code:
Sub RunMe()
Sheets.Add after:=Sheets(Sheets.Count)
ActiveSheet.Name = "Checklist " & Date
Range("B2:B" & Range("B1").End(xlDown).Row).ClearContents
End Sub

Since you gave me a spoiler, let me provide some extra info on using codes:

How to implement and run a code:

- From Excel hit Alt + F11 to open the “Microsoft Visual Basic” window.
- Go to the top menu in the newly opened window > Insert > Module.
- Paste the code in the big white field.
- You can now close this window.
- Back at Excel, hit Alt + F8 to display the available macro’s.
- Double-click the macro you wish to run.
NOTE: macro’s cannot be reversed using the blue arrows. Always make sure you save your file (or create a back up to be entirely sure) before running a code, so you can re-open your file if something unforeseen happens or you want to go back to the situation before the code was run.

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