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How to loop through files in a directory and copy data into a master sheet in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2021-01-07

Supposing there are multiple Excel workbooks in a folder, and you want to loop through all these Excel files and copy data from specified range of same name worksheets into a master worksheet in Excel, what can you do? This article introduces a method to achieve it in details.

Loop through files in a directory and copy data into a master sheet with VBA code


Loop through files in a directory and copy data into a master sheet with VBA code

If you want to copy specified data in range A1:D4 from all sheet1 of workbooks in a certain folder to a master sheet, please do as follows.

1. In the workbook you will create a master worksheet, press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy below VBA code into the code window.

VBA code: loop through files in a folder and copy data into a master sheet

Sub Merge2MultiSheets()
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xSelItem As Variant
    Dim xFileDlg As FileDialog
    Dim xFileName, xSheetName, xRgStr As String
    Dim xBook, xWorkBook As Workbook
    Dim xSheet As Worksheet
    On Error Resume Next
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    Application.EnableEvents = False
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    xSheetName = "Sheet1"
    xRgStr = "A1:D4"
    Set xFileDlg = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
    With xFileDlg
        If .Show = -1 Then
            xSelItem = .SelectedItems.Item(1)
            Set xWorkBook = ThisWorkbook
            Set xSheet = xWorkBook.Sheets("New Sheet")
            If xSheet Is Nothing Then
                xWorkBook.Sheets.Add(after:=xWorkBook.Worksheets(xWorkBook.Worksheets.Count)).Name = "New Sheet"
                Set xSheet = xWorkBook.Sheets("New Sheet")
            End If
            xFileName = Dir(xSelItem & "\*.xlsx", vbNormal)
            If xFileName = "" Then Exit Sub
            Do Until xFileName = ""
               Set xBook = Workbooks.Open(xSelItem & "\" & xFileName)
                Set xRg = xBook.Worksheets(xSheetName).Range(xRgStr)
                xRg.Copy xSheet.Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Offset(1, 0)
                xFileName = Dir()
                xBook.Close
            Loop
        End If
    End With
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    Application.EnableEvents = True
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

Note:

1). In the code, “A1:D4” and “Sheet1” mean that data in range A1:D4 of all Sheet1 will be copied into the master sheet. And “New Sheet” is the name of the new created master sheet.
2). The Excel files in the specific folder should not open.

3. Press the F5 key to run the code.

4. In the opening Browse window, please select the folder contains the files you will loop through, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then a master worksheet named “New Sheet” is created at the end of current workbook. And data in range A1:D4 of all Sheet1 in selected folder is listed inside the worksheet.


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Good afternoon. I urgently need your help: what VBA code could I use to copy a folder from an Excel workbook and paste it into an existing Excel workbook in another workbook? Would it be possible to copy the formatting just from the formatting?
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Boa tarde. Preciso urgentemente de sua ajuda: qual código de VBA poderia utilizar para copiar a uma planilha inteira de uma pasta de trabalho Excel e colar em várias outras pastas de trabalho Excel já existentes em uma em um mesmo diretório? Teria como copiar apenas a formatação da planilha inteira?
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My scenario is similar, except I have multiple sheets in each file, all with different names but consistent between files. Is there a way to Loop this code to copy the data within the files and paste (values) to specific sheet names in the master workbook? The sheet names in the master are the same as in the files. I want to loop through them. Also, the amount of data in each sheet will vary, so I will need to select the data in each sheet using something like this:

Range("A1").Select
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlToRight)).Select


File sheet names are Giving, Services, Insurance, Car, Other Expenses, etc...

Thanks in advance.
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Hi Andrew Shahan,
The following VBA code can solve your problem. After running the code and selecting a folder, the code will automatically match the worksheet by name and paste the data into the worksheet of the same name in the master workbook.
Sub Merge2MultiSheets()
'Updated by Extendoffice 20221209
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xSelItem As Variant
    Dim xFileDlg As FileDialog
    Dim xFileName, xSheetName, xRgStr As String
    Dim xBook As Workbook, xMainBook As Workbook
    Dim xSheet As Worksheet
    On Error Resume Next
    
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    Application.EnableEvents = False
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False

    Set xMainBook = ThisWorkbook
    
    Set xFileDlg = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
    With xFileDlg
        If .Show = -1 Then
            xSelItem = .SelectedItems.Item(1)
            xFileName = Dir(xSelItem & "\*.xlsx", vbNormal)
            If xFileName = "" Then Exit Sub
            
            Do Until xFileName = ""
            Set xBook = Workbooks.Open(xSelItem & "\" & xFileName)

            For Start = 1 To xBook.Worksheets.Count
                Set xSheet = xBook.Worksheets.Item(Start)
                xSheet.Activate
                xSheetName = xSheet.Name
                xSheet.UsedRange.Copy (xMainBook.Worksheets.Item(xSheetName).Range("A1048576").End(xlUp).Offset(1, 0))
            Next
                xFileName = Dir()
                xBook.Close
            Loop
        End If
    End With
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    Application.EnableEvents = True
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
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Olá bom dia.
Gostei muito dessde código, mas não me ajudou com os relatórios que eu preciso impreimir.
Preciso imprimir 2.400 relatório de exel que estão em pastas diferentes e não estão configuradas corretamente para impressão. Pode me enviar um códgo de VBA que automatize essas impressões ? Me ajudaria muito, obrigada.
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Hi Maria Soares,
Please check if the VBA code in the following post can help.
How to print multiple workbooks in Excel?
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Hi i want a code to copy the data in 6 different workbooks(in a folder) which has sheets included in them to NEW WORKBOOK. in vba
plz help me asp
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Hi Paranusha,
The VBA script in the following article can combine multiple workbooks or specified sheets of workbooks to a master workbook. Please check if it can help.
How To Combine Multiple Workbooks Into One Master Workbook In Excel?
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