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Combine many excel files into one workbook

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Hello

I may have asked this before but I can't easily find it in "My Answered Questions".  And in this version I am asking for a slightly different "solution".

I have a bunch of excel files in one folder.  Each one has 1 workpage.  They all have the same column headers.

I want to combine those files into one workbook.  They can each be a different page of the workbook or, even better, they can be combined into one workpage -- since they all have the exact same structure and headers.

Any solutions to do that?

Thanks

Rowby
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by:terencino
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Hi again Rowby is this the one you were looking for, and was the code in your final comment the code you would like to modify for your new purpose?

Command to combine many Excel files into one

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hi Rowby,

Do either of the below links help you?

Ron DeBruin has created an Excel Addin which may be of interest: RDB Merge

Brettdj's article

hth
Rob
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by:Rowby Goren
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HI Terry

I looked at that solution and yes I am using it when I have one workbook with multiple Worksheets in it.  I run the Visual Basic to combine the multiple worksheets into one "consolidated " page, which that visual basic does nicely.

So yes, if you can use that code and modify it so that it gets all of the individual workbooks in one designated folder (I would use that same folder every time, so let's name the folder something like "consolidateme" :)  and it makes all of those files into one new workbook -- with one worksheet in it containing the contents of the workbooks in that folder.

Whew!  Did I over-explain that?

Thanks
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Hi  broro183

I am looking at your link(s) now.

Thanks

Rowby
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Thanks Rob,

 RDB Merge worked great!

Rowby
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(And thanks, terencino, for your assistance too! )
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hi Rowby,

I'm pleased I could help - thanks for the points :)

Rob
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It's a great addon!  Thanks for letting me know about it.
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