Consolidating excel workbooks
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.The tutorial covers two most common scenarios: consolidating numeric data (sum, count, average, etc.) and merging sheets (i.e. The quickest way to consolidate data in Excel (located in one workbook or multiple workbooks) is by using the built-in Excel Consolidate feature. Supposing you have a number of reports from your company regional offices and you want to consolidate those figures into a master worksheet so that you have one summary report with sales totals of all the products.
Right, the build-in Excel consolidation option cannot do this, but Ablebits Consolidate Worksheet Wizard can :) Supposing you have a few spreadsheets which contain some information about different products, and now you need to merge these sheets into one summary worksheet, like this: Assuming that you have the Consolidate Worksheets Wizard installed, the following five simple steps is all it takes to merge Excel sheets into one.
The Consolidate Worksheets Wizard provides 2 special options to handle the following scenarios. Merge Excel sheets with a different order of columns When you are combining the sheets created by different users, the order of columns is often different.
For the wizard to identify the columns correctly, make sure you have selected the option My tables have headers.
As the result, your Excel worksheets will be merged as demonstrated in the following screenshot. Merge certain columns from multiple sheets If you have really large sheets with tons of different columns, you may want to merge only the most important ones to a summary table.
A quick solution is to make a copy of one of the sheets and delete all irrelevant columns keeping only those you want to merge.