Renaming a worksheet

Overview

The [highlight txt=’rename worksheet’] instruction allows a user to rename a particular worksheet within an Excel workbook.

[message type=”warning”]For the purposes of this article we are going to use a simple and fictitious Excel file. It has already been uploaded into a data step. You will want to replace this file with one of your own.[/message]

Before we get started

Please further create a ‘Manipulate a file’ or ‘Multiple file manipulations’ action step so that you can add and use instructions.

The target file that we are going to use is a standard fresh Excel workbook which contains 3 empty worksheets.

Steps

1. Create a ‘Rename worksheet’ instruction.

2. Link the file named “Target” as the target file.

3. Select Sheet1.

4. In the New Worksheet Name field, type “New Name”. Sheet1 will be renamed to “New Name”.

6. Save and run the step.

7. After the step finishes running, download and open the target file. It should resemble the following image:

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