Duplicate a Sheet in Google Spreadsheets

You have a master sheet in a Google Spreadsheet and you want to use it as a template. The script duplicates the master sheet and renames the new sheet. If another sheet exists with the same name, it can either be deleted or you can archive it by renaming it.

function cloneGoogleSheet() {
  var name = 'labnol';
  var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
  var sheet = ss.getSheetByName('Template').copyTo(ss);

  /* Before cloning the sheet, delete any previous copy */
  var old = ss.getSheetByName(name);
  if (old) ss.deleteSheet(old); // or old.setName(new Name);

  SpreadsheetApp.flush(); // Utilities.sleep(2000);

  /* Make the new sheet active */
Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal

Google Developer Expert, Google Cloud Champion

Amit Agarwal is a Google Developer Expert in Google Workspace and Google Apps Script. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science (I.I.T.) and is the first professional blogger in India.

Amit has developed several popular Google add-ons including Mail Merge for Gmail and Document Studio. Read more on Lifehacker and YourStory


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