How to Combine or Merge Spreadsheets: 4 Fast, Easy Steps To Save Time And Money

How to Combine or Merge Spreadsheets

4 Steps to Merge Spreadsheets

STEP ONE: The first thing you want to do is identify the common column headers between your spreadsheet and spreadsheet number two.

This can be done by using the “find” or “find and replace” feature in your spreadsheet program.

Then, you want to find the corresponding column header in spreadsheet number two.

STEP TWO: Once you’ve identified those fields, use the “merge” feature found in your spreadsheet program.

This is usually found under the “edit” or “merge” tab.

STEP THREE: After you have finished combining the spreadsheets, go through and adjust any formatting on the merged cells that may not be uniform.

For example, if column D in spreadsheet number one has a border and column D in spreadsheet number two does not, you want to remove the border from column D in spreadsheet number two.

STEP FOUR: Finally, delete any extra columns that were created during the merge process.

You can do this by selecting all of the columns that are not shown in the merged spreadsheets and deleting them.

Identify the common column headers

The first thing you want to do is identify the common column headers between your spreadsheet and spreadsheet number two.

If you have two spreadsheets that are doing the same thing, but are organized differently, then you may be wondering how to combine them. For instance, if your sales spreadsheet is organized by day and your product spreadsheet is organized by product, then you would want to merge the two so that it’s organized according to day.

Start with the columns that are common in both spreadsheets. If there is a column in spreadsheet number one that is not found in spreadsheet number two, then that column will be left blank in the combined spreadsheet. Similarly, if there is a column in spreadsheet number two that is not found in spreadsheet number one, then that column will be left blank in the combined spreadsheet.

After identifying the common columns, use the “merge” function found in your spreadsheet program to combine the two spreadsheets.

STEP ONE: The first thing you want to do is identify the common column headers between your spreadsheet and spreadsheet number two.

STEP TWO: Once you’ve identified those fields, use the “merge” feature found in your spreadsheet program.

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Use the “merge” feature found in your spreadsheet program

Sometimes you’ll find yourself with two spreadsheets that need to be combined. This could be because you have one spreadsheet that has data about products and another spreadsheet has inventory data. Or, you may have a spreadsheet of clients’ names and another spreadsheet of their contact info.

Whatever the case, it’s easy to combine these two spreadsheets using your spreadsheet program’s “merge” feature. Just highlight the column headers in both spreadsheets that are the same. Next, select “merge cells” from the menu that pops up.

The cells in both spreadsheets will now be merged, but your formatting may not be uniform. So go through and change the formatting to match. Finally, delete any unnecessary columns or rows in the merged spreadsheet.

Now your data is all in one place!

Next, go through and change any formatting on the merged cells that may not be uniform

The merge function in your spreadsheet will combine the data from the two sheets. However, there may be formatting that needs to be changed after the merge. For example, you may need to change the font, alignment, and cell borders. Thankfully, this is easily done!

All you need to do is save your spreadsheet and open it in a different tab. This will take you to the “merge” tab. Go through and make any formatting adjustments. If you’ve chosen cells that should not be part of the merge (like headers), make sure to uncheck the option to include them in the merge. Once your spreadsheet is formatted, you can save it and take a look at your new file.

 

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