Combine tables by matching columns
Got stuck with tricky Vlookup formulas? Match and merge Excel worksheets an easy way. The Merge Tables Wizard can combine data from two sheets based on any number of common columns that you select. You can choose to update data in the main table, add new columns from the lookup table, pull non-matching rows and additional matches.Free download
Match and combine data from two tables in seconds, even if they are in different Excel files.
Update the selected columns in your main worksheet with information from the lookup table.
Add non-matching rows to the end of the main table after all other data.
Update values in the main table only if the corresponding cells in the lookup table contain data.
When text case matters, do a case-sensitive lookup to distinguish uppercase and lowercase characters.
Auto-detect all matching columns and use any number of such columns as the unique identifier.
If needed, pull some columns from the lookup table to the main table.
Paste additional matching rows at the end of your main worksheet or after the row with the same key value.
This option comes in handy when you don't want to overwrite any existing values in your main table.
Add a status column to mark the changes or highlight the updates cells and added rows with color.
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Frequently asked questions
Merge Two Tables is designed to quickly combine Excel worksheets by matching columns. The tables of interest can be located in the same workbook or in two separate Excel files and have different numbers of rows and columns.
With Merge Tables Wizard for Excel you can:
You can use Vlookup or Index/Match formulas to merge two worksheets by a column. If your knowledge of Excel formulas is above average, you can combine a few different functions in an array formula to return multiple matches. Probably, you could even figure out a way to vlookup with multiple criteria by concatenating several lookup values in a helper column.
Or, you can use our Merge Tables Wizard to combine two Excel worksheets by any number of key columns in six easy steps.
Click the Merge Two Tables button on the Ablebits Data tab, and do the following:
See a more detailed description here.
Just tick off the Case-sensitive matching option on step 3. The wizard will treat lowercase or uppercase characters in the key columns as different values.
Of course. On step 4, don't select any columns to update, simply click Next. On steps 5, choose the columns to add to your main table.
If you want to copy such rows to your main table, select the Add non-matching rows to the end of the main table checkbox on step 6. Obviously, if you don't want to transfer any non-matching rows, then don't select this option :)
By default, the Merge Tables Wizard takes the first matching row it finds. If you wish to pull all matches to your main table, on step 6, select the Insert additional matching rows box, and then choose either to add them all to the end of your table or to insert right after the row with the same key value.
No worries, we've got you covered. On step 6, select one of the below options, or both:
There are two ways to identify the changes: text and color. If you prefer textual marks, add the Status column to your main table, and then you can filter updated rows, non-updated rows, or new rows. If you like coloring better, shade the updated cells and/or added rows with any color of your choosing. Of course, nothing prevents you from using both options at a time :)
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