The worksheets do not have to be in the same workbook.In this article, we are going to learn how to link and consolidate worksheets.The Consolidation Assistant add-in for Microsoft Excel is designed to help you consolidate data from multiple workbooks or from multiple worksheets.
You can always copy data from one worksheet to another, but if the original value were to change, that change would not be reflected in the cell range to which you copied the data.It is dependent on the information in the other workbook.The source workbook contains the information used in the dependent workbook.Linking two worksheets together means using references to cells in an external worksheet to bring data into your worksheet.Consolidating means to combine or summarize data from two or more worksheets.Whenever you link workbooks, you make it so that one workbook is dependent on the other.The dependent workbook is the workbook that contains the formula that links it to the other workbook.Once you have the data consolidated into one workbook you can use the search features of the Consolidation Assistant to extract ranges from selected worksheets: One of our customers used the Consolidation Assistant to consolidate a survey worksheet he had sent out to over a 100 managers.The worksheet had responses scattered all over it .Can anyone suggest a good way to handle this problem? Then click button to run the code, and all of the worksheets (including the blank worksheets) within the workbooks have been merged into the master workbook.Combine multiple workbooks to one workbook with VBAFor the skilled and professional programmers, you can use VBA scripts to combine multiple workbooks into one master workbook. Put all the workbooks that you want to combine into the same directory. Launch an Excel file that you want to combine other workbooks into.3. Open Filename:=Path & Filename, Read Only:=True For Each Sheet In Active Workbook. Note: This VBA code can merge the entire workbooks into the master workbook, if you want to combine specified worksheets of the workbooks, this code will not work.