To mention the results of the formula or cell references, we use the named range. It makes our formula easy and dynamic. We can easily remember the data range reference. Also, we can use the named range to navigate between the Excel sheets swiftly. Today we are going to learn how to delete this named range in an Excel spreadsheet.
Download the following workbook and exercise.
3 Quick Techniques to Delete Named Range in Excel
1. Delete Named Range Manually by Using Name manager
Assuming that we have a worksheet with lots of named ranges. We want to delete some of them manually.
- Go to the Formulas tab from the ribbon.
- Click on the Name Manager.
- The Name Manager window opens up. We can also press Ctrl+F3 to open the Name Manager window.
- Pick the named range we want to delete by pressing the Ctrl key or the Shift key.
- Click on the Delete.
- A dialogue box pops up for confirmation. Select OK.
- Now we can see that the name ranges are deleted.
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2. Remove Named Range with Errors in Excel
We can simply delete the named range with errors by using the Filter drop-down from the Name Manager box to filter out the names.
- Go to the Formulas > Name Manager.
- From the Name Manager window click on the Filter drop-down.
- Select Names with Errors and we can see the result.
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3. Insert VBA Codes to Delete Name Ranges
Hereby, using VBA Code we can easily delete Name Ranges.
3.1 To Delete All Named Ranges
To delete all named ranges quickly we can follow these steps.
- Right-click on the mouse of the active sheet from the sheet tab.
- Now select View Code.
- Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window pops up. We can get it by pressing the Alt+F11 key.
- After that in the VBA Module copy the codes below and paste them.
Option Explicit Sub DeleteAllRanges() Dim Range As Name For Each Range In ActiveWorkbook.Names If Range.Visible Then Range.Delete Next Range End Sub
- Select the Run option.
- Now we can see that all the name ranges are deleted.
3.2 To Delete All Hidden Name Ranges
Sometimes, we can see several hidden named ranges in the worksheet. We can follow this instruction to sort out the problem.
- From the sheet tab, Right-click on the sheet > View Code.
- In Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Module Window, copy the codes and Run the codes.
Option Explicit Sub HiddenRanges() Dim Ranges As Name For Each Ranges In ActiveWorkbook.Names If Ranges.Visible = False Then Ranges.Delete Next Ranges End Sub
- At last, we will see that all the hidden named ranges are gone.
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By following these methods, we can easily delete named ranges in Excel. There is a practice workbook added. Go ahead and give it a try. Feel free to ask anything or suggest any new methods.