Excel VBA: Counting Columns In a Table

This Excel VBA macro shows a message box with a table columns count.

Macro Example

Sub GettingTableColumnsCount()

  MsgBox ActiveSheet.ListObjects(1).ListColumns.Count

End Sub

Description

[Application.]ActiveSheet

  ActiveSheet...

The [Application.]ActiveSheet property returns an active Worksheet or Chart object. So the Object Browser shows us that returned value is “Object”.

obj-Excel-Application-ActiveSheet

The ActiveSheet property is a member of the Excel.Global class, so we can omit the Application property.

obj-Excel-Global-ActiveSheet

ActiveSheet.ListObjects (Worksheet.ListObjects)

  ActiveSheet.ListObjects...

The ActiveSheet.ListObjects (Worksheet.ListObjects property) returns a ListObjects collection object on the active worksheet.

obj-Excel-Worksheet-ListObjects

ListObjects(1) (ListObjects._Default(1) )

  ActiveSheet.ListObjects(1)...

The ListObjects._Default property returns a single ListObject object from a ListObjects collection object.

obj-Excel-ListObjects-_Default

And the ListsObjects._Default(1) represents the first ListObject object.

The _Default property is a default member of the ListObjects collection object. We can see a little blue marble beside its icon in the Object Browser.
So we can omit the ._Default .

ListObjects(1).ListColumns (ListObject.ListColumns )

  ActiveSheet.ListObjects(1).ListColumns...

The ListObjects(1).ListColumns (ListObject.ListColumns property) returns the ListColumns collection object that represents all the columns in the ListObject object.

obj-Excel-ListObject-ListColumns

ListColumns.Count

  ActiveSheet.ListObjects(1).ListColumns.Count

The Columns.Count property returns the long integer value that represent columns count.

obj-Excel-ListColumns-Count

Sub GettingTableColumnsCount()

  MsgBox ActiveSheet.ListObjects(1).ListColumns.Count

End Sub

Properties

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Apply to

  • Excel 2013
  • Excel 2010
  • Excel 2007