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How to merge or consolidate worksheets or workbooks into one worksheet?

In our daily work, we may encounter a problem that merge hundreds of sheets or workbooks into one sheet for analyzing data which takes a large of time if you use the Copy and Paste command in Excel. Here in this tutorial, I will provide some tips for quickly solving this job.

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Merging all sheets of active workbook into one sheet with VBA
Merging dozens of sheets or workbooks into one worksheet/workbook with clicks
Merging two tables into one and update by a column with clicks
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Merging all sheets of active workbook into one sheet with VBA

In this section, I provide a VBA code which will create a new sheet to collect all sheets of the active workbook while you running it.

1. Activate the workbook you want to combine its all sheets, then press + keys to open Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In popping window, click Insert > Module to create a new Module script.

3. Copy below code and paste them to the script.

Sub Combine()
'UpdatebyExtendoffice
Dim J As Integer
On Error Resume Next
Sheets(1).Select
Worksheets.Add
Sheets(1).Name = "Combined"
Sheets(2).Activate
Range("A1").EntireRow.Select
Selection.Copy Destination:=Sheets(1).Range("A1")
For J = 2 To Sheets.Count
Sheets(J).Activate
Range("A1").Select
Selection.CurrentRegion.Select
Selection.Offset(1, 0).Resize(Selection.Rows.Count - 1).Select
Selection.Copy Destination:=Sheets(1).Range("A65536").End(xlUp)(2)
Next
End Sub
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4. Press F5 key, then all data across sheets have been merged in to a new sheet named Combined which is placed in the front of all sheets.


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Merging dozens of sheets or workbooks into one worksheet/workbook with clicks

With the VBA, you only can combine sheets in the active workbook, but how can you merge sheets across workbooks to a sheet or workbook?

Merge sheets across workbooks into one sheet
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Merge sheets across workbooks into one workbook
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For solving this job and satisfy other requirements on sheets-combination, the Combine function has been developed with four combination scenarios:

  • Combine multiple sheets or workbooks into one sheet
  • Combine multiple sheets or workbooks into one workbook
  • Combine same name sheets into one sheet
  • Consolidate values across sheets or workbooks into one sheet

Here takes the second option as instance:

Combine multiple sheets or workbooks into one workbook

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After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Activate Excel, click Kutools Plus > Combine, a dialog pops out to remind you the workbooks you want to combine needed be closed. Click OK to continue.
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2. In the Combine Worksheets step 1 dialog, check Combine multiple worksheets from workbooks into one workbook option. Click Next to go to next step of wizard.
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3. Click Add > File or Folder to add the workbooks you want to combine to the Workbook list pane, then you can specify which worksheet will be joined together by checking names in Worksheet list pane. Click Next to go to the last step of wizard.
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4. In this step, specify the settings as you need. Then click Finish.
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5. A window pops out for you selecting a folder to place the combined workbook, then click Save.
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Now the workbooks have been merged into one workbook. And at the front of all sheets, a master sheet named Kutools for Excel is also created which lists some information about the sheets and links for each sheet.
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Demo: Combine sheets/workbooks into one sheet or workbook

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Merging two tables into one and update by a column with clicks

If you want to merge two tables into one and update data based on a column as below screenshot shown, you can try the Tables Merge utility of Kutools for Excel.
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After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Click Kutools Plus > Tables Merge to enable Tables Merge wizard.
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2. In the step 1 of the wizard, you need to separately select the main table and lookup table ranges. Then click Next.
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3. Check the key column you want to update data in the main table based on. Click Next.
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4. Then check the columns in main table you want to update the data based on lookup table. Click Next.
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5. In the step 4 of the wizard, check the columns you want to add from lookup table to the main table. Click Next.
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6. In the last step of the wizard, specify the setting options as you need. Then click Finish.
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Now the main table has been updated the data and add new data based on the lookup table.

Demo: Combine sheets/workbooks into one sheet or workbook

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