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Quickly merge / combine worksheets / workbooks or csv files into one workbook in Excel

When it comes to merge or combine multiple worksheets / workbooks or csv files into one workbook, most of us will think about copying and pasting the worksheets into one workbook. But if there are lots of worksheets need to be merged by such way, it will waste much time. Kutools for Excel augments Excel this powerful feature – Combine. With this utility you can easily:

Merge / combine multiple worksheets or workbooks into one workbook

Merge / combine specific worksheets from different workbooks into one workbook

Merge / combine all workbooks from a directory into one workbook

Merge / combine all worksheets of same name across workbooks into one workbook

Merge / combine multiple csv files into one workbook


arrow blue right bubble Click Enterprise >> Combine. See screenshots:

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arrow blue right bubbleMerge / combine multiple worksheets or workbooks into one workbook

Supposing you have Workbook A, Workbook B and Workbook C, and you want to merge or combine all worksheets of those workbooks into one workbook. You can get it done as follows:

1. Please apply the Combine Worksheets by clicking Enterprise > Combine. In the Combine Worksheets wizard, please select Combine multiple worksheets from workbooks into one workbook option, and then click Next button. See screenshot:

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2. All the opended workbooks and worksheets whithin the current workbook are listed into the list obxes, you can  click Add > File… or Folder… button to add the workbooks that you want to merge. See screenshot:

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Tips:

A. Add workbooks to merge

Click File… under Add button, you can add one workbook or multiple workbooks into Workbook list to merge. If you click Folder… and specify a folder, it will automatically add all workbooks of the folder into Workbook list. If you want to delete a workbook from the Workbook list, please click on the workbook and then click Remove button, it will remove the workbook from the list immediately.

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B. Save or access one scenario of your operation:

If you want to save the settings of Step 2 in Combine Worksheets for future operations, you can save a screnario of the settings by clicking Scenario > Save… button. By doing so, you don’t need to add workbooks or specify the worksheets again and again in the future, you just need to open the scenario item you have saved.

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C: Sort all listed workbooks and worksheets in the dialog:

From the Sort drop down list, you can sort the listed workbooks and worksheets by their name order, default order, directory order or custom order to your need.

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D. What’s the Same sheet button? At the button of the Worksheet list, there is a Same sheet button. With this button, you can easily select all worksheets with same worksheet name across all the checked workbooks in the Workbook list. For example, there are 3 workbooks that have been checked in the Workbook list, if you click on the Sheet3 as shown in the below screenshot, it will immediately select all worksheets with same worksheet name across the 5 checked workbooks after clicking Same sheet button. See screenshots:

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Every Sheet3 in each checked workbook has been checked

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3. After adding and specifying the workbooks and worksheets you want to combine or merge, please click the Next button. In the Step 3, please configure following options:

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A. Rename worksheet names after merging:

If you want to insert or add the original workbook name into the worksheet names after merging, please check By inserting workbook name option and specify the location where you want to insert the workbook name. You can insert it before or after the original worksheet name. At the same time, you can specify a separator between the workbook name and worksheet name.

If you don't want to insert or add the workbook name into worksheet names, please uncheck By inserting workbook name option.

B. To merge blank / empty worksheets or not:

If your workbooks contain blank or empty worksheets, you can keep or skip the blank worksheets.

C. Insert worksheet information:

If you check this option, the workbook information will be inserted at first row of each worksheets as comment in the combined workbook.

4. Click Finish button to merge the worksheets, after combining the sheets, a Specify the file name and location for the combined workbook window is popped out, you can specify a file name and location for your combined file, see screenshot:

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5. Then click Save button, a prompt box is popped out to remind you if you want to open the new combined workbook, click Yes to open it, and click No not open it. See screenshot:

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6. Then click Yes button to open the new combined workbook, and it will pop up a window to remind you to save the scenario or not if you have not saved the scenario in the Step 2. See screenshot:

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7. Click OK to save this scenario. As you can see, multiple worksheets or workbooks have been combined into a new workbook. In the new workbook, there will be a worksheet which names Kutools for Excel, and it contains detailed information about the new workbook as shown in the below screenshot.

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arrow blue right bubble Merge / combine specific worksheets from different workbooks into one workbook

Supposing you have Workbook A, Workbook B and Workbook C, and you want to merge or combine 2 worksheets of Workbook A, 3 worksheets of Workbook B and 1 worksheet of Wordbook C into one workbook. You can do as follows:

1. Most of the steps or configure settings will be as similar as Merge / combine multiple worksheets or workbooks into one workbook, please refer to Tips of Merge / combine multiple worksheets or workbooks into one workbook.

2. For merging or combine specific worksheets from different workbooks into one workbook operation, the major operation or most important part will in the Step 2 to specify the worksheets which you want to merge or combine. Before going to the Step 2, you need to click Enterprise > Combine > Combine multiple worksheets from workbooks into one workbook, after clicking Next button, please specify the specific worksheets from different workbooks you want to merge or combine as follows:

For example, to merge or combine 2 worksheets of Workbook A, 3 worksheets of Workbook B and 1 worksheet of Wordbook C into one workbook.

2 worksheets of Workbook A:

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3 worksheets of Workbook B:

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1 worksheets of Workbook C:

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For the other settings of Next step, please refer to Tips of Merge / combine multiple worksheets or workbooks into one workbook.

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After clicking Finish button, you will see the results as shown in the below screenshot.

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arrow blue right bubble Merge / combine all workbooks from a directory into one workbook

Supposing you have Workbooks A, Workbook B , Workbook C and other workbooks locating at one file folder, and you want to merge all workbooks (Excel files) of the same file folder into one workbook. You can do as follows:

1. Please click Enterprise > Combine > Combine multiple worksheets from workbooks into one workbook, after clicking Next button, you can add all workbooks from a directory (file folder) to merge or combine in the Step 2 as shown in the below screenshots, and for the other settings, please try to find more information from Tips of Merge / combine multiple worksheets or workbooks into one workbook.

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All workbooks of this folder will be listed in the Workbook list.

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You can just click Finish button to merge or combine all workbooks that have been just added from a folder. For the other settings of Next step, please refer to Merge / combine multiple worksheets or workbooks into one workbook.

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All workbooks of the same folder will be merged or combined into one workbook. Note: you can add workbooks from multiple folders, not just one folder.


arrow blue right bubble Merge / combine all worksheets of same name across workbooks into one workbook

If you want to merge or combine all same name worksheets from different workbooks into one workbook, for example, to merge or combine all the worksheets with worksheet name “Sheet2” from Workbook A, Workbook C and Workbook D into one workbook, you can get it done as follows:

1. Please click Enterprise > Combine > Combine multiple worksheets from workbooks into one workbook, after clicking Next button, you can easily select all same name worksheet. As we are going to merge or combine all the worksheets with worksheet name “Sheet3”, so we click on the Sheet3, and the click Same sheet button to quickly select all worksheets with worksheet name “Sheet3” across all checked workbooks (Workbook A, Workbook B and Workbook C).See screenshots:

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Every Sheet3 in each checked workbook has been checked

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After clicking Finish button, you will see the results as shown in the below screenshot. The rest setting of Next step, please refer to Tips of Merge / combine multiple worksheets or workbooks into one workbook.

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arrow blue right bubble Merge / combine multiple csv files into one workbook

This powerful Combine utility also can help you to combine or merge multiple cvs files into one workbook, please do as follows:

1. Please click Enterprise > Combine > Combine multiple worksheets from workbooks into one workbook,and click Next button go the step2 of the wizard.

2. In the Step 2 of the wizard, click Add > File to choose the csv files that you want to combine, see screenshot:

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3. In the popped out Open dialog, select (*.csv) from the drop down list, and then specify the csv files that you want to merge,

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4. Then click Open button, and your selected csv files have been imported into the dialog box, see screenshot:

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5. After clicking Finish button, you will see all the csv files have been combined into multiple worksheets within a workbook as shown in the below screenshot. The rest setting of Next step, please refer to Tips of Merge / combine multiple worksheets or workbooks into one workbook.

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Do you want to know how to merge or combine all same name worksheets from different workbooks into one worksheet? Please refer to Quickly merge / combine all worksheets of same name across workbooks into one worksheet.


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