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Sounds like your issue can be solved readily with a pivot table.
If you give the columns of names a title like "NAME" and the number columns a name like "VALUE". All other columns should contain a unique name.
Then select the entire table, including the labels at the top ensuring that the range extends entirely over the column you need to sum the values of.
In Excel 2013, choose the INSERT menu and select the PIVOT TABLE command.
Insert the Pivot table into a new worksheet.
A new sheet will open with a strange-looking control panel on the right of the window.
Make sure that the box for NAME and VALUE (only) are checked
You will notice that Excel assumes that you want the SUM of the values for each NAME summed. The results are in the leftmost area of the worksheet.
If this works for you, please vote my answer as "helpful".
Merging Columns In Excel
Now that we've clarified what merging columns actually means, we can explore how to do it. The first step is to perform the merge for the first cells. Let's go back to our first example and suppose that we are merging column A that contains first names with column B that contains second names. We'll put the merged columns into column C. To merge cell A1 with cell B1 we woul type the following into cell C1:=A1&" "&B1
It looks like you have chosen the wrong data file. Probably an earlier version of your data still present in some folder. Check these Do you have column headings for every column? Make sure which folder contain the file? What exactly is the name? When you are in the Microsoft word, make sure you select the correct data file for your mail merge. If you have selected the correct data file, when you attempt to insert the merge fields, there is no way, it give wrong field names. The only reason you get the erong field names is because you have the wrong excel file for your data. Fix this problem first, then the rest will sort themselves out. Have a good day. luciana44
This can be caused by the worksheet being protected. Check on the Review tab in the Changes group and see if the Protect Sheet or Unprotect Sheet icon is visible. If the Unprotect sheet icon is visible, then the sheet is protected and that would cause the merge cells icon to be inactive.
If the column names and orders are same across files, then you can directly use the MS Excel's import data function, this will do your job.
Alternatively, if you want to do it manually, import each file in separate excel worksheet using data import wizard or simple copy paste of data (in latter case you have to use Text-to-Col feature of excel), and then manually append all figures (copy-paste in one go) to any external excel sheet.
Then finally, export/save as that external sheet to any filename of your choice.
If the First Name and Last name are equal to both work sheets, I will just sort them by First Name and Last name and copy the results into a separate work sheet.
If the names are different you will have to use Access:
This can be easily done with Access and SQL, just import both work books into different tables to access and use the create query wizard, play with the results until you will get the result you want. Access will also solve the duplicate problem easily.
You will have to use join properties:
Read help about join properties and understand how this works...
Afterward you can export it back to Excel or use Copy/Paste.
If you can't use Access and have only Excel:
You will have to use Vlookup on various fields until you will get the result you want. Its a hard work but in the end you will get the same result as access.
Let me know what happend