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January 1, 2012 at 12:00 am

by naveenjv at 2012-10-09 06:50:35

Hi,

I have two two different excel files with one sheet each (with formated columns). How do I merge these two excel files into different sheets of a single excel using powershell

Please help.

Thanks,
Naveen J V

by JeffH at 2012-10-09 08:33:43

Is this a one-off task or something you need to do on a repeated basis or for a lot of files? You could use PowerShell to read the files and write data to a new file. I might try running through the process manually and record a VBA macro. You can use the macro as a guide in developing a PowerShell script. You'll need to use the Excel.Application COM object. This is not going to be a simple project.

by naveenjv at 2012-10-09 21:59:31

Hi Jeffery Hicks,

I would like to create a script which works in a general way.
For example, if I have three excel files, I would like to combine all three files into one excel file with three different sheets.
I would like to accomplish this using PowerShell.
Can you please guide?

Thanks,
Naveen J V

by JeffH at 2012-10-10 06:38:49

See if this gets you started.


$excel = New-Object -ComObject "Excel.Application"
$wb = $excel.Workbooks.Add()

$file = $excel.workbooks.open("C:\work\files.xlsx")
$file.Sheets.item("files").Select()
$file.Sheets.item("files").Copy($wb.sheets.item("Sheet1"))
#don't save any changes to this file
$excel.DisplayAlerts=$False
$file.close()

$excel.Visible=$True

You might also want to take a look at http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/2012/05/ ... and-demos/