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Combine Google sheets based on common columns.
Listing updated:February 9, 2023
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Overview
Five simple steps of Merge Sheets will guide you through the process of joining data from multiple tables. You no longer need to waste your time on building complex VLOOKUP or INDEX/MATCH formulas or copy-pasting data manually to join the sheets.

If you have at least one common column in all tables, e.g. product ID, the add-on will update current values for the same records and/or insert all the missing information.

MERGE SHEETS DOES ALL THIS IN 1 GO:

  • Update existing values (e.g. replace old prices with new ones)
  • Update all or only empty and new cells
  • Bring only non-blank cells from the lookup sheets
  • Pull additional columns with new records (e.g. add a column with discounts)
  • Add non-matching and/or extra matching rows to the main sheet

The tool quickly matches key columns and finds all the necessary updates, no vlookup formulas needed.

WAYS TO MARK CHANGES:
  - highlight them with colors
  - identify in a status column
  - clear the existing coloring

MERGE SHEETS AUTOMATICALLY
Whatever options you choose, you will be able to save them into scenarios and reuse swiftly later.

Use Merge Sheets whenever you need to merge two or more tables and draw the latest changes to the main one.

30 DAYS OF FREE USE
Fully functional 30-day trial period. All payments are secure and include an unconditional 30-day money-back guarantee.

If you have any questions about the add-on, please post them here:
https://www.ablebits.com/docs/google-sheets-merge-two-sheets/
We'll be happy to assist!

Merge Sheets is a proud member of the Ablebits product family. We build add-ons that help you make the most of Google Workspace. Visit our official website to learn more:
https://www.ablebits.com/google-sheets-addons.php
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WHAT'S NEW:
***** V2.0 (12 December 2022) *****
★ New features ★
- Insert additional matching rows. If there are several matching rows for the same key value, the add-on will not only update the first record but also add those extra matching rows right afterward or at the end of the entire table.

Improved:
- You can now merge multiple lookup sheets with your main sheet in one go.
- It's also now possible to look for the files in the folder with Starred items of your Drive.
- If your lookup sheet has notes, the add-on pulls them along with the values into corresponding cells.
- The limit for total cells in a spreadsheet is expanded to 10 million cells.
- UX and UI improvements.

Fixed:
- If you chose to back up the sheet & clear fill colors in the updated columns, the add-on cleared colors first and created a backup sheet without them.
- If the last column in your main sheet had Data validation rules, they used to be applied to the newly inserted columns from the lookup sheet.
- Didn't match records due to the different space symbols: regular, non-breaking, narrow.
- Couldn't locate spreadsheets in Drive if your search name started with an apostrophe.
- Didn't match dates between the files with different time zones.
- The add-on couldn't paste data into the file without a set time zone.

***** V1.11 (18 October 2021) *****
Improved:
- Significant performance improvements in processing large amounts of data.
- Minor UX improvements.

Fixed:
- The 'Create a new spreadsheet' option updated the main table with the result instead.
- Scenarios:
    1. When you changed the lookup sheet in the scenario, it still used the sheet that was saved in the scenario initially.
    2. Running scenarios twice in a row simply duplicated the master sheet.
    3. Scenarios didn't work if the second spreadsheet used in the scenarios was removed from Drive.

***** V1.10 (5 May 2021) *****
Improved:
- Since you can add spreadsheets to merge from Drive, we made it possible to start the add-on even if there's one sheet in the file.
- Auto select the entire range by clicking the gray rectangle between column and row headers.
- The width of the status column now expands automatically to fit its contents.
- The scenarios menu changed a bit: instead of 2 separate menus to 'Run' and 'View & manage', you will see a list of all saved scenarios under the corresponding menu item. Pick the scenario you need, and you'll be able to start or edit it.
- Minor UX improvements.

Fixed:
- Added only up to 10 files from Shared Drive.
- Step2 didn't load if the add-on was run from a file with one sheet with hidden columns.
- Errored if your 'Data validation' rules prevented the tool from editing the cells.
- The 'Auto detect' button didn't revert matching columns to their default state after picking them manually.
- Scenarios:
    1. Couldn't save scenarios if options for your table headers were selected on Step3.
    2. Didn't work right after making changes to scenario settings in the 'View & manage scenario' menu.
    3. Didn't work if run on the sheet with blank headers.
- Didn't change the name of the main sheet if the add-on was started from a Chart sheet.
- Minor UX and UI fixes.

***** V1.9 *****
★ New features ★
- Merge sheets from different spreadsheets. Your lookup table doesn't have to be in the same spreadsheet as your main table anymore. You can select any file from your Drive on the second step and pick any sheet in it as a lookup one.

Improved:
- Decide where to place the result. The related option on the last step offers not only to update your main table but also out the outcome to a new spreadsheet.
- UX: auto-select behaviour. Now the add-on highlights only the table where your cursor stands rather than an entire used range.
- UI: images as hints are added. These schemes show how certain settings work. Each option has an "i" button next to its name. Click on it to open a related scheme within the add-on.
- UI: minor text alignment changes in some messages.

Fixed:
- The lookup range loaded too long if A1 cell was hidden/filtered.

***** V1.8 *****
★ New features ★
- Scenarios. Save the options you use most often and give this set a name – this is your scenario. Once you run it, your data will be processed right away, and you won't need to go over the same steps again.
- Match case. Consider records in key columns as matching only if they are written in the same text case.
 
Improved:
- Increased cell limit support. Now you can merge data till hitting the limit of 5 million cells per a spreadsheet.
- If Data validation rules are violated on your sheet, the add-on now explains what cells interfere with its work.
 
Fixed:
- Couldn't select a lookup sheet if the main sheet is opened on Step 2.
- Update only if cells from the lookup sheet contain data: "0" (zero) was treated as an empty cell.

***** V1.7 *****
Improved:
 - UX; the add-on will offer the most possible actions and warn about possible mistakes and lags.
 - Range selector UX. If you had slow Internet connection or server response, you could get an incorrect range. We've significantly reduced that possibility.
 - Small screens and minor issues UIs.
 - Performance. The new version of the add-on processes colored cells faster.

Fixed:
 - Removing Alternating colors.
 - Processing cells with dates.
 - Corrupting main table formatting.

***** V1.6 *****
You can use sheets with any data amount! There is only one limitation - Google spreadsheet can’t contain more than 2 million cells. 

Fixed:
 -Formulas were replaced with values
 -The add-on considered the same data with different format unequal
 -Minor bugs

Improved:
 -Processing large amounts of data
 -Progress bar with percentage has been added
 -Auto select range 
 -Speed

Added:
We introduced yearly subscriptions, you can still enjoy a fully-functional trial version of the add-on for 30 days.

***** V1.5 *****
Fixed:
 -The add-on prevented from choosing a sheet on Step 2
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This will allow Merge Sheets to :
See, edit, create, and delete all of your Google Drive files
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Jodi Kays
June 23, 2022
I use this add-on weekly. So easy to use and has saved me so much work time! This makes merging information so easy.
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Anjelika Petrochenko
July 9, 2022
This add-on makes using complex Google Sheet features much easier. Customer support is also fantastic.
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Enroll Unknown
April 13, 2022
Very helpful add-on. Makes combining columns from different sheets a breeze.
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Nori Cochran
October 22, 2020
This app works really well I love it and I had never used it and it is so good I can't stop and won't stop using this app I love it. For work at school, it helps with y spelling and my teacher is proud of me. I always get A pulse and I am her favorite (student).
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Denis Voskoboinikov
March 2, 2022
Great add-on!
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Kevin Buscemi
June 29, 2021
This add-on is a life-saver! It's very easy to merge new data in a matter of seconds. Buy this and you won't regret it.
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Lisa French
April 25, 2021
I love Merge Sheets! I has saved me hours of data work. I am a solution architect and for years data integration was the bane of my existence. Merge Sheets has made a two or 3 hour task take minutes.
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Judy Gray
January 20, 2021
This makes my job so much easier when combining data from different sources. As long as I have a column that matches a column in the other sheet, I can merge any data. It makes me look smarter than I am. ;-)
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John Hochman
March 4, 2021
The Ablebits Merge Sheets add-on is superb. It is perfectly adapted to make complex merges effortless.
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Melissa Thompson
September 29, 2021
Using the PowerTools add-on, and specifically the Merge Sheets, makes my work so much more efficient! Everything has performed as advertised and customer service...Ekaterina...has been amazing! Quick responses and worked diligently to help me resolve my issue.
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