Consolidating excel worksheets into one
The tutorial demonstrates different ways to combine sheets in Excel depending on what result you are after - consolidate data from multiple worksheets, combine several sheets by copying their data, or merge two Excel spreadsheets into one by the key column.
Today we will tackle a problem that many Excel users are struggling with daily - how to merge multiple Excel sheets into one without copying and pasting.
However helpful it is to check and view data parts individually, we sometimes need to combine them to create a Pivot Table, chart, or report in Excel.
Say, you have multiple sheets in numerous Excel workbooks. However the order and number of columns may differ in some of them.
With this tool you can select the necessary sheets or specify the ranges you need to copy and have them in one workbook in no time.
Whether the structure of your lists is identical or different, the data from columns with the same name will be joined even if their order is broken.
Otherwise you can find yourself spending hours doing this manually each day. It can be really handy to have separate workbooks for different themes.
Check out the wizard's option Copy sheets in each workbook to one sheet. But sometimes it is necessary to join worksheets from all workbooks into a single file to declutter your folders or to have an easier way to handle the data.
You need to: In this case everybody would like to figure out how to do that automatically. The tool will recognize and combine sheets with the same name and put them to a new workbook.
To combine just a couple of sheets, you may not need anything else but the good old copy/paste.
But if you are to merge tens of sheets, errors with manual copying/pasting are inevitable.
Our wizard will help you summarize, analyze data or prepare a report by joining multiple records and creating a consolidation table.
Often we keep identically structured data in multiple spreadsheets and files.