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Hi Tom,

I'm trying to name the sheet as "Combination1" to "Combination50". If Combination1 sheet is already existing then it will take the name as Combination2..till Combination50.

I have the below code but facing some problem -

Dim wb As Workbook
Dim ws As Worksheet

Set wb = ThisWorkbook

Set ws = wb.Worksheets.add(After:=wb.Sheets(wb.Sheets.Count))

Dim q As String
Dim u As Integer

q = ""
   For u = 1 To 50
   q = "Combination" & u
       If Not SheetExists(q) Then
ws.Name = q

       End If
       
   Next u
end sub


Function SheetExists(SheetName As String) As Boolean
' returns TRUE if the sheet exists in the active workbook
   SheetExists = False
   On Error GoTo NoSuchSheet
   If Len(Sheets(SheetName).Name) > 0 Then
       SheetExists = True
       Exit Function
   End If
NoSuchSheet:
End Function


Please check and let me know where am i wrong.

Answer
Lucky,

I assume your intent is to add only one sheet and then give it the name combination with the next available number added to the root name combination.  If so then you just have a logic problem.  

Sub AddSheet()

Dim wb As Workbook
Dim ws As Worksheet

Set wb = ThisWorkbook

Set ws = wb.Worksheets.Add(After:=wb.Sheets(wb.Sheets.Count))

Dim q As String
Dim u As Integer

q = ""
  For u = 1 To 50
  q = "Combination" & u
      If Not SheetExists(q) Then
       ws.Name = q
       Exit Sub  ' <= quit looking for a name
      End If
      
  Next u
End Sub


Function SheetExists(SheetName As String) As Boolean
' returns TRUE if the sheet exists in the active workbook
  SheetExists = False
  On Error GoTo NoSuchSheet
  If Len(Sheets(SheetName).Name) > 0 Then
      SheetExists = True
      Exit Function
  End If
NoSuchSheet:
End Function

so that code worked for me as I understand your requirement.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy  
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