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I have a workbook with many named ranges to rename. I have a spreadsheet with the old names and the new names.

This works:

Dim strOldName As String
Dim strNewName As String            

strOldName = rngNamedRanges.Cells(1, 6).Value2
strNewName = strOldName & "_Renamed"

With ActiveWorkbook.Names(strOldName)
    .Name = strNewName
End With

This does not:

Dim strOldName As String
Dim strNewName As String            

strOldName = rngNamedRanges.Cells(1, 6).Value2
strNewName = CStr(rngNamedRanges.Cells(1, 8).Value2)

With ActiveWorkbook.Names(strOldName)
    .Name = strNewName
End With

Clearly, I'm doing something wrong assigning strNewName.

I have also tried using .text, .value, and trimming the string, all with the same non-result.

The non-working code does not produce an error. It just fails to change the name.

rngNamedRanges.Cells(1,6) refers to a cell containing straight text. rngNamedRanges.Cells(1,8) refers to a cell containing a CONCATENATE formula which creates the new range name based on several other pieces of info contained in other columns.

Renaming is always a pain. Try the following:

Sub Rename()

    StrOld = "MyRange1"
    StrNew = StrOld & "_Renamed"

    Range(StrOld).Name = StrNew
    With ThisWorkbook
        .Names(StrOld).Delete
    End With

End Sub

Looping is up to you. :) Let us know if this helps.

Renaming named ranges, I have a number of range names that I would like to automatically rename I have; a range containing the list of the old names a range  To create a name using New Name dialog box: Highlight the desired range of cells in the worksheet. Select the Formulas tab of the ribbon . Select the Define Name option to open the New Name dialog box. Enter the Name , Scope , and Range in the dialog box. Once completed, select OK to return to the

Thanks for the input, all! I still don't understand why the first example I gave worked and the second one did not. Nonetheless, the following code appears to be working. I apologize for poor formatting of the snippet.

Dim rngNamedRanges As Range
Dim strOldName As String
Dim strNewName As String
Dim strRefersTo As String

    Set rngNamedRanges = ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets("Named Ranges").Range("A2:K909")

i = 1
Do Until [CONDITION] = ""
    strOldName = CStr(Trim(rngNamedRanges.Cells(i, 6).Value2))
    strNewName = CStr(Trim(rngNamedRanges.Cells(i, 8).Value2))

            strRefersTo = ActiveWorkbook.Names(strOldName).RefersTo

                'Update all the formulas to use the new name.
                For Each ws In Worksheets
                    If ws.Name <> "Named Ranges" Then
                        ws.Cells.Replace What:=strOldName, Replacement:=strNewName, LookAt _
                        :=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False, _
                        ReplaceFormat:=False
                    End If
                Next

            'Delete old name and replace with the new one
            ActiveWorkbook.Names(strOldName).Delete
            ActiveWorkbook.Names.Add strNewName, strRefersTo

        End If

    strOldName = ""
    strNewName = ""

    i = i + 1
Loop

Excel VBA how do I Rename a Named Range, Named ranges make formulas easier to read, faster to develop, and more a name is automatically created (e.g. Table1), but you can rename the table as you​  I have a workbook with many named ranges to rename. I have a spreadsheet with the old names and the new names. This works: Dim strOldName As String Dim strNewName As String strOldName = rngNamedRanges.Cells(1, 6).Value2 strNewName = strOldName & "_Renamed" With ActiveWorkbook.Names(strOldName) .Name = strNewName End With

I modified the above code to rename some NAMES. With regards to the code immediately above, to loop through the worksheets and find/replace each NAME in formulas (etc)... I found that I needed to remove the Sheet Reference that is in the beginning of the string for each NAME's name.

'Update all the formulas to use the new name.
    myStart = InStr(1, strOldName, "!", vbTextCompare) + 1
    myLength = Len(strOldName) - myStart + 1
    strOldNameSHORT = Mid(strOldName, myStart, myLength)

    myStart = InStr(1, strNewName, "!", vbTextCompare) + 1
    myLength = Len(strNewName) - myStart + 1
    strNewNameSHORT = Mid(strNewName, myStart, myLength)

For Each ws In Worksheets
    ws.Cells.Replace What:=strOldNameSHORT, Replacement:=strNewNameSHORT,
        LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, MatchCase:=False, 
        SearchFormat:=False, ReplaceFormat:=False
Next

Named Ranges in Excel, Excel naming rules. When creating a name in Excel, there are a few rules to remember: An Excel name should be under 255 characters long. Press Enter or click the Expand button to return to the New Name dialog box. Click an existing range name and then click the Edit button, which displays the Edit Name dialog box. Use this dialog box to change the range name or the range cell location reference. Click an existing range name and then click the Delete button.

This is a really simple way to rename a range name. I got this from Paul Kelly at Excel Macro Mastery. Works great.

Sub rename_a_range_name()

Dim NewName As Variant

ThisWorkbook.Names("CurrentName").Name = "NewName"

End Sub

Excel names and named ranges: how to define and use in formulas, The request was to rename hundreds of named ranges in VBA. Populate and name the table (old names in the first column), paste this code  To name a selected range, click the name box at the left end of the formula bar, type a name, and then press ENTER. Note There are two types of named ranges: Workbook Named Range and WorkSHEET Specific Named Range.

Renaming ranges in VBA, The Name Manager dialog box is a central place to manage named ranges in your Excel spreadsheet. Update named ranges in the Name Manager (Control + F3) Once you create a named range, use the Name Manager (Control + F3) to update as needed. Select the name you want to work with, then change the reference directly (i.e. edit "refers to"), or click the button at right and select a new range.

Use the Name Manager in Excel - Excel, Click the "Formulas" tab and click "Name Manager" in the Defined Names group. A window opens that contains a list of all the named ranges in the document. 3. If the list that you want to name will change frequently, having items added and removed, you should create a dynamic named range. A dynamic named range will automatically adjust in size, when the list changes.

How to Delete a Named Range in Excel, The Name Manager lists all the named ranges that you've defined. You might think that you need to click Edit in order to make a change, but  The Name Box in Excel is fastest way to create a named range: Select a cell or a range of cells that you want to name. Type a name into the Name Box. Press the Enter key.

Changing the Reference in a Named Range (Microsoft Excel), Click an existing range name and then click the Edit button, which displays the Edit Name dialog box. Use this dialog box to change the range name or the range  Here are the steps to create Named Ranges in Excel using Define Name: Select the range for which you want to create a Named Range in Excel. Go to Formulas –> Define Name. In the New Name dialogue box, type the Name you wish to assign to the selected data range. You can specify the scope as the

Comments
  • What is in your rngNamedRanges variable? Where have you declared it?
  • Works for me (after filling in a few bits of missing code)
  • What is the value of rngNamedRanges.Cells(1, 8).Value2 Hope it is not the same as rngNamedRanges.Cells(1, 6).Value2?
  • @SiddharthRout: Quite funny if that's what's happening, really. :P
  • @BK201: The reason why I asked that is because like Tim, it works for me too... And if the user is not getting any error messages then the only possibility that comes to my mind is that they are same.
  • The with clause is b/c I am actually doing another thing or two with it, but I stripped out the extra for clarity of example and in my testing.
  • The suggested code cleans up the Named Ranges nicely, but the changes do not carry through into the formulas elsewhere in the workbook. The result in a multitude of formulas now referencing a non-existent named range.
  • Does not work for local named ranges
  • I would slightly change the code to...(1) first add the new named range (2) update all the formulas (3) delete the old name. This way, your formulas won't complain when the update on the formulas is taking place.