Consolidating excel files

This article will walk through the basic flow required to parse multiple Excel files, combine the data, clean it up and analyze it.

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Each time you run one of the examples it will first delete the summary worksheet named RDBMerge Sheet if it exists and then adds a new one to the workbook.

This ensures that the data is always up to date after you run the code.

In the examples I use a values/formats copy but below the first example there is example code to copy only the values or everything to the RDBMerge Sheet.

Important: The macro examples use the Last Row or Last Col function that you can find in the last section of this page.

Copy the macro(s) and function(s) in a standard module of your workbook.

If you have no idea where to paste the code then check out this page.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it now and I’m sure I’ll hum this tune again next week.

Today I’m tackling a common problem that’s plagued office heroes for years.

How do you merge multiple Excel worksheets into one master worksheet, The file I’m working with, which you can download here or at the end of this post, is for a fake used car dealership that sells the Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix and Toyota Camry.

There are 30 employees and three separate worksheets (one for January, February and March), each containing the total cars sold that month per employee, per car. The best way to learn is to practice yourself, so click the link below to download the Excel 2010 workbook used to show the methods described in this post.

A common task for python and pandas is to automate the process of aggregating data from multiple files and spreadsheets.

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