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Merging Many Workbooks in Excel

If you have a lot of Excel workbooks that you need to merge into one, there are a few different ways you can do it. Here are some methods you can use to merge many workbooks in Excel:

  1. Use the Consolidate feature.
  2. Copy and paste the data from each workbook into one master workbook.
  3. Use Microsoft Query to combine the data from multiple Excel workbooks into one worksheet.
  4. Import the data from each workbook into a single Access database.

Method 1: Use the Consolidate Feature

The Consolidate feature in Excel allows you to combine data from multiple ranges or worksheets into one range or worksheet. This is a great way to merge data from multiple workbooks because it gives you a lot of control over how the data is combined. For example, you can choose to consolidate by position or by category, and you can specify which worksheets or ranges you want to include in the consolidation.

To use the Consolidate feature:

  1. Open the workbook that will contain the consolidated data.



  2. Note: If you don't have a workbook already open, create a new workbook.




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