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combining over 200 excel files of data

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8 - Asteroid

Hi

 

I have approximately 200 workbooks of data (individual excel files), which I want to input and then join using a union tool.

 

Is there a quick way to do a input of multiple excel files rather than individual inputs for each?  This is workbooks not sheets within a document, they are individual files.

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

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11 - Bolide

Do all the Excel files have the same structure? If so, you could use the dynamic input tool to achieve this.

 

Seth

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8 - Asteroid

Hi

 

Yes they do.  I'm hoping to be able to reformat them and join they are slightly unstructured at the moment (I've sent another post).

 

I haven't used that tool before but I will give it a go. thanks.

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5 - Atom

is there an option if the files don't have a header? They have similar data in the columns but no headers.i am eventually deleting to clean up the data

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11 - Bolide

Hi @sumeetD --

 

If the columns all have the same type of data, then yes, you can use the dynamic input without headers. When you set up the dynamic input, make sure to check the First Row Contains Data box. Alteryx will give each column a name (F1, F2...etc).

 

Please let us know if you need additional help.

 

Thanks,

Seth

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5 - Atom

It was giving some error in resolving with .xls and .xlsx files with that. Even with columns being same (they looked same to me), there were some errors. I am working around that by using a Batch macro to Union the files. 

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