Consolidating data from multiple workbooks

It sounds good in theory, but I always try to come up with a different solution.

Maybe you’ve had success with shared workbooks, and I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

This week, lets talk about how we can use VBA to consolidate multiple data sheets from different workbooks into one single worksheet. Additional things that may be used to enhance this code 1.

First, lets take a look at the consolidate data VBA code. Since we are using the same instance of Excel we may allow the user to preserve the format of the data being pasted. Allow the user with the option to clear data before new is pasted. Please Note: You would need to create the data files on your system, this download only contains the code template to consolidate.

There is one master file (or sheet) which needs to be consolidated by pulling data from multiple source files containing raw data (having the same data structure). If you are new to VBA, Excel macros, go thru these links to learn more.

Last week, we learned how to use SQL and query data inside Excel. Once we have found the last row we then select the next empty cell below that and paste our data then.There’s a list of unavailable features for Excel 2003 on the Microsoft site, and in Excel’s help.For example, you can’t add any of the following features, and in some cases you can’t even change the existing items: If you do need to create a shared workbook, check the list of restricted features, and make sure you have everything set up exactly the way you want it, before you share the file.Note: The workbook with the code must be outside the merge folder Tip 1: Useful Workbooks. Close savechanges:=False End If Next Fnum Base Wks. Auto Fit End If Exit The Sub: You find this macro in the workbook that you can download on this page.Open arguments )will avoid the message do you want to update the links or not "0 Doesn't update any references"Use 3 instead of 0 if you want to update the links. Value rnum = rnum Source Rcount End If End If mybook. This example will filter a range on a worksheet in every workbook in the folder and copy the filter results to a new workbook. I have also made use of UDF (user defined function) to find the last cell in the column that we specify. This allows us to paste data onto separate sheets within the same workbook.But In the download section of this page you find a download with code with a option for subfolders and more.If you want all the options in a nice user interface then try my RDBMerge add-in, you find a link to this add-in also there. Value Cnum = Cnum Source Ccount End If End If mybook.There is more code in this file but the macro we call is easier to edit. Value rnum = rnum Source Rcount End If End If mybook. There are a few things you must change before you can run the code Fill in the path to the folder Sub Basic_Example_3() Dim My Path As String, Files In Path As String Dim My Files() As String Dim Source Ccount As Long, Fnum As Long Dim mybook As Workbook, Base Wks As Worksheet Dim source Range As Range, destrange As Range Dim Cnum As Long, Calc Mode As Long 0 Then For Fnum = LBound(My Files) To UBound(My Files) Set mybook = Nothing On Error Resume Next Set mybook = Workbooks. Number With source Range Set destrange = destrange. Row On Error Go To 0 Case 2: On Error Resume Next RDB_Last = rng.Download Merge FSOExamples.zip, you can also download the FSO code as TXT file. Close savechanges:=False End If Next Fnum Base Wks. Auto Fit End If Exit The Sub: And change the sheet and range to yours (see first example). Enable Events = False End With Save Drive Dir = Cur Dir Ch Dir Net "C:\Users\Ron\test" FName = Application. Open(My Path & My Files(Fnum)) On Error Go To 0 If Not mybook Is Nothing Then On Error Resume Next Set source Range = mybook. Find(What:="*", _ after:=rng.cells(1), _ Lookat:=xl Part, _ Look In:=xl Formulas, _ Search Order:=xl By Columns, _ Search Direction:=xl Previous, _ Match Case:=False).

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