VBA Tool to Merge Excel Files from a Folder

From last few months, we have been receiving frequent requests from users for a VBA tool which can consolidate Excel files from a folder. So here we come with one more free VBA tool from ExcelSirJi team. With this Excel Consolidator tool, you will be able to consolidate data from all Excel files in a folder.

Merge Multiple Excel Files - ExcelSirJi

Merge Multiple Excel Files into one Excel File

Please note that:

  • Tool will only consolidate active sheet of each file
  • All files should have same column header for accurate consolidation
  • Tool supports consolidation of .xls, .xlsx and .xlsm files
  • Row one of each file is considered as Header row
'This function loops through all Excel files available in the folder
'and consolidates the data of active sheet
Public Sub ConsolidateFiles()
    Dim objFileSys As Object
    Dim objFiles As Object
    Dim objFile As Object
    Dim strExtn As String
    Dim bIsHeaderAdded As Boolean
    Dim wkbFile As Workbook
    Dim wksSheet As Worksheet
    Dim lConsolCounter As Long
    If Trim(wksConsol.Range("C3").Value) = "" Then
        MsgBox "Please select a folder to proceed", vbInformation
        Exit Sub
    End If
    'Clear old data
    wksConsol.Range("5:" & wksConsol.Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell).Row + 10).Delete
    On Error GoTo Error_Import
    Set objFileSys = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemobject")
    Set objFiles = objFileSys.GetFolder(wksConsol.Range("C3").Value & "\")
    bIsHeaderAdded = False
    lConsolCounter = 6
    For Each objFile In objFiles.Files
        strExtn = LCase(Right(objFile.Path, InStr(1, StrReverse(objFile.Path), ".")))
        If strExtn = ".xls" Or strExtn = ".xlsx" Or strExtn = ".xlsm" Then
            'Open the file
            Set wkbFile = Workbooks.Open(objFile.Path, False, True)
            Set wksSheet = wkbFile.ActiveSheet
            'Copy header
            If bIsHeaderAdded = False Then
                wksSheet.Range("1:1").Copy wksConsol.Range("A5")
                bIsHeaderAdded = True
            End If
            'Copy content
            If wksSheet.Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell).Row > 1 Then
                wksSheet.Range("2:" & wksSheet.Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell).Row).Copy wksConsol.Range("A" & lConsolCounter)
                lConsolCounter = lConsolCounter + wksSheet.Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell).Row - 1
            End If
            'Close the file
            wkbFile.Close False
        End If
    MsgBox "Done", vbInformation
    Exit Sub
    MsgBox "Unable to consolidate files" & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & "Error: " & Err.Description, vbCritical
    Exit Sub
End Sub

How to use this tool:

  • Save the following attachment in your system Excel Consolidator Tool
  • Unzip the file and open
  • Browse the folder which has the Excel files you want to consolidate
  • Download the tool from here:
Excel Consolidator Tool
  • Click on ‘Consolidate’ button
Excel Consolidator Tool by ExcelSirJi
  • Done, tool will consolidate data from each file and show the confirmation once completed
ExcelSirJi - Excel Consolidator Tool

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  • excelsirji, the code seems to work fine, however I’m getting this error at the end of the macro: Unable to consolidate files Error: Excel cannot open this file ‘~$20201211.xlsx’ because the file format or file extension is not valid……
    When in fact it does consolidate the files properly and there is no file with that name. I’m guessing it is trying to open the ‘temp file’ that is created each time a file is opened, but I’m not sure how to resolve the error. Don

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