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.As you see in the screenshot below, the three worksheets to be consolidated have a similar data structure, but different numbers of rows and columns: To consolidate the data in a single worksheet, perform the following steps: As you see, the Excel Consolidate feature is very helpful to pull together data from several worksheets. In particular, it works for numeric values only and it always summarizes those numbers in one way or another (sum, count, average, etc.) If you want to merge sheets in Excel by copying their data, the consolidation option is not the way to go.
Here you will select the function to analyze your data and the references or ranges that you want to consolidate.
For our data we want to add the values so we'll set the Function to Sum.
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.
Consider the situation where you have data for twelve months of your business stored one month per sheet in an Excel workbook.
If each sheet contains that month's data and if it is laid out in the same arrangement of columns and rows then you can summarize this full year of data into a single sheet using the Consolidate tool.
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.
There are many ways to consolidate data in Microsoft Excel.