To Combine Cell Contents Open the document that contains the cell ranges to be consolidated. Choose Data – Consolidate to open the Consolidate dialog.
From consolidating Source data area box select a source cell range to consolidate with other areas.
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If the range is not named, click in the field next to the Source data area. A blinking text cursor appears. Type a reference for the first source data range or select the range with the mouse. Click Add to insert the selected range in the Consolidation areas field. Select additional ranges and click Add after each selection.
Specify where you want to display the result by selecting a target range from the Copy results to box. If the target range is not named, click in the field next to Copy results to data enter the reference of the target range. Alternatively, you can select the range using the mouse or position the cursor in the top left cell of the target range. Select a function from the Function box.
The function specifies how the values of the data ranges are linked. The “Sum” consolidating is the default setting. Click OK to consolidate the ranges.
Additional Settings Consolidating More in the Consolidate dialog to display additional settings: Select Link to source data to insert the formulas that generate the results in the target range, rather than the actual results. If you link the data, any values modified in the source range are automatically updated data the target range. The corresponding cell references in the target range are inserted in consecutive rows, which are automatically ordered and then hidden from view.
Only the final result, based on the selected function, is displayed. Under Consolidate by, select either Consolidating labels or Column labels if the cells of the source data range are not to be consolidated corresponding to the identical position of the cell consolidating the range, but instead according to a matching row label or column label. To consolidate by row labels or column labels, the label must be contained in the selected source data.