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Matchin excel sheets/

Alteryx Partner

Hi guys, 


I have a question to matching:


I have two separate excel tables, with different content but identical structur. I would like to match this two data sheets. All new data from table 2 should be added under the data from table 1. Does anybody have any ideas how can I create this workflow? 



Table 1

Table 1.PNG


Table 2

Table 2.PNG


I would like to match data from table 1 and table 2 in one excel sheet: 

My result should looks like this: 




ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

Could you read the tables as separate inputs and then union them together.  

To eliminate duplicates try a Join instead; or follow with a Unique tool.

Alteryx Partner

Hi John

thanks for such fast replay. Could you please describe the process in details. I am really beginner in alteryx. Thank you!

ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

Hi Surname; I can provide an example workflow, however wanted to clarify about what you mean by "table."  Are both tables located somewhere on the same worksheet in Excel; or are you talking about two separate worksheets or even two separate files?

@Surname :)


I know John is gonna reply to you 

Tips from My side for any New Alteryx Users 

there are so many sample available from the tool

Navigate to the Help menu then go to the below options :)


there are several samples documented which will definitely help you to become familiar   


welcome to the community and Happy Data Blending :) !!!

ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

I've attached an example that reads sheet1 and sheet2 from a single Excel file and combines them.


@s_pichaipillai is correct about the built-in help in Alteryx: it is very deep and useful with lots of tutorials and samples.


Alteryx Partner

there are two separate files with the same structure.  

ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

With separate files, it's still pretty much the same concept; please see attached.  Thanks!


Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

One of my favorite changes in 10.1 is the ability to get a list of sheet names and then dynamically load all the sheets.



So you can make and union an Input Data Tool for each sheet but that might be time consuming if you have a lot of sheets.