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I am working on automating an Excel workbook to set up a year's worth of weekly hours.  I have the macro to create the new worksheets and name them properly.  I need the total fields on the new worksheets to populate back to the summary sheet (called Home in my macro below# which is the first sheet in the workbook.  Each successive week's total hours go in the cell immediately below the previous week's total hours.  The week's hours are grouped by Hours #straight time#, overtime, and vacation, so three cells from the week worksheet need to go back onto the summary sheet.  Here is what I have so far.  I think I am close, but I am not sure.

Sub sheetsWithDates##
'start with a workbook with a HOME sheet as the first sheet and the first week as the second sheet,
'with the first date in first week in cell A3
  Dim wksFrom As Worksheet, wksTo As Worksheet, wksHome As Worksheet
  Dim dateCell As Range
  Dim iWeek As Long, iSheetCount As Long
  Dim weekCount As Long
  Set wksFrom = ThisWorkbook.Sheets#2#
  Set dateCell = wksFrom.Range#"a3")
  Set wksHome = ThisWorkbook.Sheets(1)
  If Not IsDate(dateCell) Then Exit Sub
  wksFrom.Name = Format(wksFrom.Range("a9"), "mmmm dd, yyyy")
  For iWeek = 1 To 52
      iSheetCount = ThisWorkbook.Sheets.Count
      weekCount = iWeek
      wksFrom.Copy after:=ThisWorkbook.Sheets(iSheetCount)
      Set wksTo = ThisWorkbook.Sheets(iSheetCount + 1)
      wksTo.Range("a3") = wksFrom.Range("a3") + (7 * iWeek)
      wksTo.Name = Format(wksTo.Range("a9"), "mmmm dd, yyyy")
      wksHome.Range(Cells(30 + weekCount, 4)) = wksTo.Range("c11")
      wksHome.Range(Cells(30 + weekCount, 5)) = wksTo.Range("c12")
      wksHome.Range(Cells(30 + weekCount, 6)) = wksTo.Range("c13")
      Next iWeek
End Sub

Thanks for your help.  I will email the file to the email address you have on your website.

Thank you!

I would not use a macro for that, I would use INDIRECT() formulas in the original sheet that draws back the answers from those non-existent sheets.  By using INDIRECT(), we can piece those sheet/cell references together from strings, then draw back the answer if the sheet exists, or trap the error if the sheet does not exist yet.

Based on your example workbook, with the DATE that is eventually to be a the name of the sheet to draw data back from:

D30:  =IFERROR(INDIRECT("'" & TEXT($C30, "MMM DD, YYYY") & "'!C14"), "-")

E30:  =IFERROR(INDIRECT("'" & TEXT($C30, "MMM DD, YYYY") & "'!C12"), "-")

F30:  =IFERROR(INDIRECT("'" & TEXT($C30, "MMM DD, YYYY") & "'!C13"), "-")

...copied down.
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