2 Quick Ways to Get the Data Size of Each Worksheet in an Excel Workbook

If you want to quickly get the data size of each worksheet in an Excel workbook, you can refer to this article. Here we will share 2 handy methods with you.

At times, when dealing with an Excel workbook which consists of a great amount of worksheets, you may want to get the data size of each worksheet. However, there is not a native feature for this requirement. So, you need to use some workarounds, such as the following Method 1. Or you can use the much smarter Method 2 to get all worksheets’ data sizes in bulk.

Method 1: Get Worksheet Data Size One by One Manually

  1. At first, open the specific Excel workbook.
  2. Then, copy the contents of an Excel worksheet.Copy Sheet Contents
  3. Next, create a new workbook and paste the copied worksheet into Sheet 1.Paste Copied Worksheet
  4. Later, save the new workbook to a Windows folder.Save New Workbook
  5. Lastly, you can check the new workbook’s data size, equal to the worksheet’s data size, in Windows Explorer, as shown in the following screenshot.Get Data Size in Windows Explorer
  6. Now, you can use this way to get the data sizes of other worksheets one by one.

Method 2: Batch Get the Data Sizes of All Worksheets via VBA

  1. To begin with, open the Excel VBA editor according to “How to Run VBA Code in Your Excel“.
  2. Then, put the following code into a project or module.
Sub GetEachWorksheetSize()
    Dim strTargetSheetName As String
    Dim strTempWorkbook As String
    Dim objTargetWorksheet As Worksheet
    Dim objWorksheet As Worksheet
    Dim objRange As Range
    Dim i As Long
    Dim nLastEmptyRow As Integer

    strTargetSheetName = "Sheet Sizes"
    strTempWorkbook = ThisWorkbook.Path & "\Temp Workbook.xls"

    With ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets.Add(Before:=Application.Worksheets(1))
         .Name = strTargetSheetName
         .Cells(1, 1) = "Sheet"
         .Cells(1, 1).Font.Size = 14
         .Cells(1, 1).Font.Bold = True
         .Cells(1, 2) = "Size"
         .Cells(1, 2).Font.Size = 14
         .Cells(1, 2).Font.Bold = True
    End With

    Set objTargetWorksheet = Application.Worksheets(strTargetSheetName)

    For Each objWorksheet In Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
        If objWorksheet.Name <> strTargetSheetName Then

           Application.ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs strTempWorkbook
           Application.ActiveWorkbook.Close SaveChanges:=False

           nLastEmptyRow = objTargetWorksheet.Range("A" & objTargetWorksheet.Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row + 1

           With objTargetWorksheet
                .Cells(nLastEmptyRow, 1) = objWorksheet.Name
                .Cells(nLastEmptyRow, 2) = FileLen(strTempWorkbook)
           End With

           Kill strTempWorkbook
         End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Get the Data Size of Each Worksheet in an Excel Workbook

  1. After that, press “F5” to run this macro right away.
  2. Eventually, after macro finishes, back to the workbook.
  3. You’ll see a new worksheet at the very beginning, which contains the size of each worksheet, like the following image.New Sheet with Size Information


  Advantages Disadvantages
Method 1 Easy to operate Too troublesome if there are too many worksheets in the current workbook
Method 2 Easy and convenient no matter how many worksheets exist in the workbook Perhaps the above VBA code is a bit incomprehensible for newbies

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12 responses to “2 Quick Ways to Get the Data Size of Each Worksheet in an Excel Workbook”

  1. Hello, i feel that i noticed you visited my site thus i got here to return the prefer?.I am attempting to find issues to improve my web site!I guess its adequate to make use of some of your concepts!!

  2. appear the error message 1004 : can’t copy the worksheet
    if my excel file have the total 10 worksheet and visible worksheet is three, any mistakes??
    please help to improve the coding.

  3. Worked perfectly after I unhid all of the tabs. What is the unit of storage size here? Assuming it is Bits but want to be sure. Thanks!

  4. .Cells(nLastEmptyRow, 2) = FileLen(strTempWorkbook)

    Not functioning for me. Error in the above line in the code.

  5. What exactly do the numbers resulting from this Method 2 mean ?
    I have two excel files .xlsx saved with data from a template. Have been using the same template for the last 2 years. Same number of worksheets (14). Smaller file sheet sizes sum to 11610591 and is 6681 KB as reported by Windows. Larger file sheet sizes sum to 11717397 and is 25471 KB as reported by Windows.
    This larger file size only started happening in the last 3 days.

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