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Consolidation Assistant
An add-in product for Microsoft Excel

  • Consolidate multiple worksheets in different
         workbooks into one workbook
  • Consolidate multiple worksheets into one
  • Extract values from multiple sheets
  • Consolidate CSV or TXT files
  • And much more!

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The Consolidation Assistant add-in for Microsoft Excel is designed to help you consolidate data from multiple workbooks or from multiple worksheets.  It is compatible with Microsoft Excel 2010-2021 and Office 365.  

One of our customers recently received 47 workbooks and needed to get data from each sheet named "data" in these files. 

With the Consolidation Assistant, she was able to first create a new workbook that pulled the data sheets (and renamed them so she knew where they came from) into one workbook. At this point, she had 47 sheets.

She then used the consolidate sheets feature to consoldate all 47 sheets into one worksheet. She could then use pivot tables and data filtering to analyze the data

The following is the Consolidation Assistant's main menu which illustrates its many features:

Consolidation can be done several ways:

  • Consolidate multiple worksheets in a workbook into one worksheet - You can select the worksheets to consolidate or consolidate all worksheets

  • Combine worksheets from a list of workbooks

  • Consolidate specifc worksheets from multiple workbooks into one workbook.  Automatically rename the sheets to the names you want in the new workbook

Combining worksheets from a list of workbooks is often a multi-step operation.

  • First, the Consolidation Assistant helps you to create a list of files and their worksheets.  For those sheets you wish to consolidate, you just type the name to use in the consolidated file to the right of the existing name.  You then tell the Consolidate Assistant to consolidate these sheets into a new workbook.
  • When the consolidation is finished you will end up with a workbook containing each of the sheets that you specified.  
  • You can then use other features in the Consolidation Assistant to either combine these sheets together or to extract specific ranges from each of the sheets.

The Consolidation Assistant has several features that allow you to conveniently view your data. One freezes panes on all selected sheets.  Another sets the same cell on all selected sheets to the upper left corner. And at the same time sets the zoom to the same setting on all the worksheets.

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:

  • For example, if row 50 is the total row for a group of sheets you can extract this row from those sheets. If the total row is identified by the words "Total Row" but is not always the same row one can use the search for matching text and extract the total row values.

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 . 

The customer first combined all the survey sheets using the Consolidation Assistant into one workbook, with each sheet renamed from "survey" to the manager names.

Next, he used the extract feature of the Consolidation Assistant to extract values from the same cell on each sheet and place on a new worksheet, which became his database worksheet.

Another customer with a similar situation but had to use the Consolidation Assistant's search and extract option because he forgot to protect the sheet from users inserting rows!  As a result data was never in the same cell on all the sheets.  But the Consolidation Assistant came to his rescue!

If you are consolidating CSV or text files, options in the Consolidation Assistant allow you to:

  • Consolidate by selecting files in a file open dialog or
  • Create a list of files in a directory and its sub directory and then select the ones you want to consolidate.

CSV and text file consolidation allow you to:

  • Consolidate each file to its own worksheet
  • Consolidate all files to one worksheet
  • Consolidate all files to one worksheet and list the source file on each row
  • Specify the title rows to include from the first CSV file and then have excluded from subsequent files when consolidating to one worksheet

Just one of the many customer comments we have gotten:

Suzanna Creasman called and discussed here workbook consolidation task with us. We suggested the Consolidation Assistant. She wrote back:  "Thank you, I have used it and love it. I really appreciate your help. suzanna"

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