To see how to create a pivot table from data on different sheets, watch this short video. Note: To see the video transcript, go to the Multiple Sheets Video page.
Then, after you make those small changes, click the button on the worksheet, and a summary pivot table is automatically created.
If you need to combine data in multiple files, here are a couple of options, using macros provided by Excel expert, Kirill Lapin.
Read the details in blog post, Create a Pivot Table from Multiple Files. Download the sample pivot table tutorial file To save time when building, formatting and modifying your pivot tables, use the tools in my Pivot Power Premium add-in.
How to merge excel files or combine excel files into a single sheet from a different workbook using excel macro is the topic of this blog.
You can read more about MS Queries here: Instead of manually setting up a union query, you can use the code in a sample file from Excel MVPs, Kirill Lapin (KL), with amendments by Hector Miguel Orozco Diaz.
Before you use the sample code, replace the sample sheet names with the sheet names in your workbook.Pivot Table - The first example works on multiple files, which must have the data in identical structures, and you can read the instructions on my blog.To see Kirill's pivot table code, you can download the Pivot Workbooks example.Now think if you open the file one by one and manually combine excel files, how long time will it take?At the same time, a small piece of macro code will do the trick to merge excel files for you even though you are not a programmer.But in the earlier blog, we have covered how to merge data in a single sheet when the data are coming from the same sheet.