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

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

You will benefit from Merge Sheets since it does the following in one 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 sheet
  • Pull additional columns with new records (e.g. add a column with discounts)

The tool quickly compares key columns and finds all the necessary updates, no vlookup formulas needed. Besides, there are ways to mark the changes:
  - highlight them with colors
  - identify them in a status column
  - clear the existing coloring

You can use Merge Sheets whenever you need to merge two tables and draw the latest changes to the main one.

What's new:
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.

V. 1.6
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.

v. 1.5
Fixed:
 -The add-on prevented from choosing a sheet on Step 2

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!
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Reviews
A User of Merge Sheets
April 19, 2019
With the impending demise of fusion tables, I needed a replacement to join two spreadsheets. I demo'd the Merge add-on and was pleased enough to purchase PowerTools. The software performs as advertised, helped me process a merge multiple times over two months, and I also found a second application to identify missing contacts from a subscription email list. I'm certain that other applications of features in the add-on will help me in the future.
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KC Coburn
March 7, 2019
Super easy to use - works perfectly and saves me hours!
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Chris Zhao
February 1, 2019
It meets our needs mostly, but I wonder if it is possible to save the configurations as a 1-click shortcut? It's time consuming to go in the add-on to configure the same settings (main sheets, matching columns, etc) every time we want to see an update.
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A User of Merge Sheets
January 17, 2019
Works Perfectly!!! Saved me hours of work! Highly recommended.
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Mark Berger
May 14, 2018
I wish it would work and I would even pay for this tool if it worked, but it Doesn't work!
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A user of Merge Sheets
May 15, 2018
Mark, we're sorry to hear that you've encountered difficulties with our add-on. We've got your e-message in our support Inbox and we'll reply to it as soon as possible.
Mark Berger
May 14, 2018
It may be that there is a known bug around date data: "Most our add-ons do not process dates to avoid data corruption."
A User of Merge Sheets
April 9, 2018
Super easy to use and did exactly what I needed it to do.
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A User of Merge Sheets
December 5, 2017
It was super easy to use. You saved me so much time and effort! Thank you :-)
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A User of Merge Sheets
July 9, 2017
Your software saves me a lot of time. One minor issue with Merge Sheets is that it appears the data to compare/merge is case sensitive. Took me a good 5 minutes to figure that one out. I'm not sure if that's a known bug or not. I haven't tested it with Excel, so it might be a Google thing.
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A User of Merge Sheets
May 6, 2017
Awesome! Just what I needed.
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A User of Merge Sheets
February 2, 2017
SOOOO helpful!!! SOOOO easy!!! Thank you so much :)
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