In this situation, all the worksheets to be merged will have the same columns in the same order.
An example of this type of merge is where you have several spreadsheets, each containing a single worksheet with columns A to F populated with: Which option you choose really depends on how many spreadsheets you have to merge.
If the spreadsheets you’d like to merge have differing columns, just concatenating them together isn't much use as the data in the output spreadsheet will not be aligned.
What you need to do in this case is map the columns from each spreadsheet onto the correct columns in the desired output spreadsheet.
As an example of this situation, imagine you have 3 spreadsheets, each containing a single worksheet: To achieve this kind of mapping when merging spreadsheets, you will need to use VBA (Visual Basic For Applications).
If you’ve got several Excel files that you need to merge (or worksheets in a workbook), you might be having a hard time working out how to do it.
There are some useful features in Excel such as 'Consolidate' and 'Remove Duplicates' but these often don't quite hit the mark.
The first thing to work out is what type of merge you want to do.What you need from a merge can vary from situation to situation.Maybe you just need all the rows from each spreadsheet into one, consolidated, workbook.Or maybe your needs are more complex and you need to merge spreadsheets that have different formats, de-duplicating rows as you go.Some of the variations are discussed in the following sections so read on to find what you need.This is probably the simplest type of merge where you’d like to add the rows from all the source spreadsheets to a single output spreadsheet.