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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.
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.
There are many ways to consolidate data in Microsoft Excel.