Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Condensing Multiple Worksheets Into One.

Condensing Multiple Worksheets Into One

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 28, 2020)

If you get workbooks that have identically structured data on each worksheet, you may be interested in a way to combine the multiple worksheets into a single, large worksheet.

The concept behind doing the condensation is rather easy: You simply need to copy the data from the second and subsequent worksheets to the first empty row on the first worksheet. Excel does not include a tool that allows you to do this automatically, but it is a great candidate for a macro. Remember, though, that the structure of each worksheet you are condensing should be identical.

The following macro steps through all the worksheets and combines the data to a new worksheet that it adds at the beginning of the workbook.

Sub Combine()
    Dim J As Integer
    Dim s As Worksheet

    On Error Resume Next
    Sheets(1).Select
    Worksheets.Add ' add a sheet in first place
    Sheets(1).Name = "Combined"

    ' copy headings
    Sheets(2).Activate
    Range("A1").EntireRow.Select
    Selection.Copy Destination:=Sheets(1).Range("A1")

    For Each s In ActiveWorkbook.Sheets
        If s.Name <> "Combined" Then
            Application.GoTo Sheets(s.Name).[a1]
            Selection.CurrentRegion.Select
            ' Don't copy the headings
            Selection.Offset(1, 0).Resize(Selection.Rows.Count - 1).Select
            Selection.Copy Destination:=Sheets("Combined"). _
              Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp)(2)
        End If
    Next
End Sub

When the macro is done, the first sheet in the workbook, named Combined, has all the data from the other worksheets. The other worksheets remain unchanged.

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ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (8884) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Condensing Multiple Worksheets Into One.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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