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How to Merge Excel Files in to one Or into a Spreadsheet using Excel Macro

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How to merge excel files or combine excel files into a single sheet from a different workbook using excel macro is the topic of this blog. But in the earlier blog, we have covered how to merge data in a single sheet when the data are coming from the same sheet. We are trying to cover technique to combine excel files in a single sheet when the data is saved in separate files in a location. Now think if you open the file one by one and manually combine excel files, how long time will it take? At the same time, a small piece of macro code will do the trick to merge excel files for you even though you are not a programmer. All you need to know is how to paste the VBA code and run it.

How to Merge excel files in Excel using excel macro:

First of all, Now save the files in one Drive/Folder and link to all practice files used in our example D:\Collate Multiple Files. It’s necessary to keep all the files in one location to merge excel workbooks into single spreadsheet There are lots of files. We need to merge the same into a single spreadsheet. Make sure the format or the heading of all the files are the same.

I have created a dummy book called Book1 in the same place. I will merge all the data in this book.

Steps to combine excel into a single file:

  1. Open the workbook called Book1.
  2. Press Alt + F11 to the VBA page
  3. Click on Insert and then Module
  4. Copy and paste the below macro code

Sub MergeDataFromWorkbooks()
‘DECLARE AND SET VARIABLES
Dim wbk As Workbook
Dim wbk1 As Workbook
Set wbk1 = ThisWorkbook
Dim Filename As String
Dim Path As String
 
Path = “D:\Collate Multiple Files\” ‘CHANGE PATH
 
Filename = Dir(Path & “*.xlsx”)
‘OPEN EXCEL FILES
 
Do While Len(Filename) > 0 ‘IF NEXT FILE EXISTS THEN
 
Set wbk = Workbooks.Open(Path & Filename)
wbk.Activate
Range(“A2”).Select
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlToRight)).Select
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select
Selection.Copy
Windows(“Book1”).Activate
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Dim lr As Double
lr = wbk1.Sheets(“sheet1”).Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
Sheets(“Sheet1”).Select
Cells(lr + 1, 1).Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
wbk.Close True
Filename = Dir
Loop
MsgBox “All the files are copied and pasted in Book1.”
End Sub


After pasting the code, please press F5 to run the excel macro code. It will open a file and then copy the data and paste the same in Book1 and close the workbook.

Now, please check the same whether the code is working perfectly or not. First of all, have a look at the Book1 file. It looks like below and there is no data resides in the book except the header.

Code-working-perfect-Excel-Macro
Press Alt + F11 and paste excel macro code

Excel-Macro-Code

Press F5 to run the excel macro code.

It will then open the file one by one and also, paste the data in Book1. After running the loop, it will give you a message that it has successfully copied and pasted the data in Book1. Sucessfully-copied-in-Sheet-Excel-Macro

Download Sample File For How to Merge two or more excel files into one

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19 Responses
  1. Yoda

    Its working sir, Please follow the step properly. if you still facing issue. You can post your question on https://www.facebook.com/groups/yodalearning.tribe/

    We have our expert who is running this group, they will help you with your question.

    Thank You.

  2. Yoda

    Hey Robertwright,

    Sorry for the inconvenience, but if you are still having issue with the code. Drop us an email on [email protected] with your excel file and we will fix the issue and send back to you.

    Hope you are fine with this

    Regards,
    Darshan

  3. Yoda

    It’s working fine, just make the file directory properly and you will get it.

    Stil find any issue, check with the sample files

  4. padmini

    I have workbooks with 3 sheets in it. I would like to have a combined workbook with the data from workbook1.sheet1 +workbook2.sheet1 in to my master file sheet
    same way workbook1.sheet2+workbook2.sheet2 in to my master file sheet2
    pl give the vba code

  5. vvs

    Hi i am not getting the merged data but a pop up saying all files are copied and saved is coming directly may i know why was not i am getting the data .

  6. david

    Excel Macro is helping me merge in other spreadsheet. I want to know how to merge with Excel VBA.
    thanks Yodalearning.

  7. Tina

    The files are copying … but only the first 2 columns of a 59 column spreadsheet are coming through. All rows are coming through. Here is my VBA:

    Sub MergeDataFromWorkbooks()
    ‘DECLARE AND SET VARIABLES
    Dim wbk As Workbook
    Dim wbk1 As Workbook
    Set wbk1 = ThisWorkbook
    Dim Filename As String
    Dim Path As String
    Path = “C:\Users\100tdavis\OneDrive – Make-A-Wish America\Walk for Wishes\009 Colorado\Test Concatenation\” ‘CHANGE PATH
    Filename = Dir(Path & “*.csv”)
    ‘——————————————–
    ‘OPEN EXCEL FILES
    Do While Len(Filename) > 0 ‘IF NEXT FILE EXISTS THEN
    Set wbk = Workbooks.Open(Path & Filename)
    wbk.Activate
    Range(“A2”).Select
    Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlToRight)).Select
    Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select
    Selection.Copy
    Windows(“Book1”).Activate
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    Dim lr As Double
    lr = wbk1.Sheets(“sheet1”).Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
    Sheets(“Sheet1”).Select
    Cells(lr + 1, 1).Select
    ActiveSheet.Paste
    wbk.Close True
    Filename = Dir
    Loop
    MsgBox “All the files are copied and pasted in Book 1.”
    End Sub

    Any suggestions??

    Thank you!

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