Consolidating data in excel 2016
For example, you can use the Consolidate command to total all budget spreadsheets prepared by each department in the company or to create summary totals for income statements for a period of several years.
If you used a template to create each worksheet you’re consolidating, or an identical layout, Excel can quickly consolidate the values by virtue of their common position in their respective worksheets.
To begin consolidating the sheets in the same workbook, you select a new worksheet to hold the consolidated data.
(If need be, insert a new sheet in the workbook by clicking the Insert Worksheet button.) To begin consolidating sheets in different workbooks, open a new workbook.
When you consolidate data, you are assembling data so that you can more easily update and aggregate as needed.
For example, if you need to copy ALL the data on a spreadsheet but there is a blank line at (let's say) row 200, the macro will only copy down to row 200; IT WILL DISREGARD ALL DATA BELOW THAT ROW!!!
To summarize and report results from separate worksheets, you can consolidate data from each into a master worksheet.
The worksheets can be in the same workbook as the master worksheet or in other workbooks.
When we use Excel, we usually need to merge multiple worksheets or workbooks into a single master worksheet, so that we can analyze and count the data quickly and easily.
For general users, we couldn’t finish it except using copy and paste command, it is easy to combine few worksheets, but if there are numerous worksheets, this method will be time-consuming.