Consolidating excel entries
It was a data-heavy job, and I was lucky enough to have a boss that took the time to show me a thing or two about Excel. It's probably one of the most practical things I learned at university!
The VLOOKUP function is a straightforward way to merge data in Excel.
We can decide how we want to handle this situation.
When I was at university, I was working in the Office for Institutional Research.
If all spreadsheets are located in the same workbook, the file path is not necessary in the References field. Click the “Top Row” check box to merge by categories listed along the top row.
Whenever you have too much cell content to be displayed in a single cell, you may decide to wrap the text or merge the cell rather than resize a column.
The Consolidate Data wizard enables you to merge data by cell position or by category name.
Excel is one of the most widely used software programs in the world – and with good reason.You can also drag to select the desired cells to merge in the wizard to reference the cells by position only, regardless of category name or data type. Open Excel, and then open the first of the spreadsheets to be merged.