Excel Worksheet Merge

Merge Worksheet in Excel

Merging multiple sheets into one worksheet one by one is a tough task, but thankfully we have a feature called “Consolidate” in excel, and also from Excel 2010 onwards, we can use “Power Query” as a worksheet merger. In this article, we will show you how to merge worksheets into one.

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Getting the data in multiple worksheets is quite common but combining all the worksheet data into once is the job of the person who receives the data in different sheets.

Merger Worksheet Using Consolidate Option

The easiest and quickest way to merge multiple worksheets data into one is by using the built-in feature of excel “Consolidate.” For example, look at the below data in excel sheets.

East
west
South
North

In the above image, we have four worksheets which comprise of four different regions product-wise sales numbers across months.

From the above four sheets, we need to create one single sheet to show all the summary results. Follow the below steps to consolidate worksheets.

Step 1: Create a new worksheet and name it as a “Consolidated Sheet.”

merge worksheet Step 1

Step 2: Place your cursor in the first cell of the worksheet, go to the DATA tab, and click on the “Consolidate” option.

Data - Consolidate

Step 3: This will open up below the “CONSOLIDATE” window.

merge worksheet Step 3

Step 4: Since we are consolidating all the 4 region data, choose the option of “SUM” under the function drop-down list in excel.

merge worksheet Step 4

Step 5: Next, we need to choose the reference range from the first sheet to the last sheet. Place your cursor inside the reference box, go to the EAST sheet, and choose the data.

merge worksheet Step 5

Step 6: Click on the “ADD” button to add the first reference area.

merge worksheet Step 6 - Add

Now, this is added to the reference list.

merge worksheet Step 6 - Added

Step 7: Next, you just have to go to the “South” sheet, and the reference range would have selected automatically.

merge worksheet Step 7

Step 8: Click on “ADD” again, and the second sheet reference is added to the list. Like this, repeat the same for all the sheets.

merge worksheet Step 8

Now we have added all the 4 sheets of references. One more thing we need to do finally is while selecting each region range we have selected, including the row headerRow HeaderExcel Row Header is the grey column on the left side of column 1 in the worksheet that contains the numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.). To hide or reveal row and column headers, press ALT + W + V + H.read more and column header of the data table, so to bring the same into the consolidated sheet, check the boxes of “Top Row” and “Left Column” and also check the box of “Create links to Source Data.”

merge worksheet Step 9

Ok, click on “Ok,” and we will have a summary table like the below.

merge worksheet Step 9 - Consolidated data

As you can see above, we have two grouped sheet numbers as 1 & 2. If you click on 1, it will show all the region’s consolidated table, and if you click on 2, it will show the breakup of each zone.

merge worksheet Step 9 (group 2 view)

Looks fine, but this is not the kind of merging of worksheets, so actually merging is combining all the worksheets into one without any calculations; for this, we need to use the Power Query option.

Merge Worksheets by Using Power Query

Power Query is an add-in for ExcelAdd-in For ExcelAdd-ins are different Excel extensions that can be found in the options section of the file tab. The first box displays the system's enabled add-ins, and if the user wishes to enable more, they must click on manage add-ins.read more 2010 & 2013 versions, and also it’s a built-in feature for Excel 2016 onwards versions.

Follow the steps to merge worksheets using power query in excel.

  1. Go to the Data tab and choose to Get data from that, choose “From File” then, From Excel Workbook.

    merge worksheet (Get Data)

  2. Select the sheet then transform it into a power query editor.

    For this, we need to convert all the data tables into Excel TablesExcel TablesIn excel, tables are a range with data in rows and columns, and they expand when new data is inserted in the range in any new row or column in the table. To use a table, click on the table and select the data range.read more. We have converted each data table into Excel Table and name by their region names as East, South, West, and North.

  3. First, go to any of the sheets, under the Power Query, click on “Append”.

    merge worksheets (Append Queries)

  4. Now this will open up the “Append” window.

    merge worksheets (Append window)

  5. Here we need to merge more than one tables, so choose the “Three or more tables” option.

    merge worksheets (Select table)

  6. Select the table “East” and click on the “Add” button.

    merge worksheets (add east)
    Do the same for other region tables as well.

  7. After this, just click on “Ok,” it will open the “Power Query Editor” window.

    merge worksheets (Table editor)

  8. Click on the “Close and Load” option.

    merge worksheets (Close u0026 load)
    This will merge all the sheets into one in a new worksheet of the same workbook.

merge worksheets (loaded table)

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