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I am a 6th year medical student and I'm working on my thesis. I have no experience with programming whatsoever, a friend recommended me to post my question here. I am strugling with the following problem:

I have data of 400 patients, stored in 400 different excel files. Each file contains 34 columns in a specific order, let's say A to Z. The order is the same in each of these 400 files.

Now I need to a make a new excel document that contains the first column of each patient. So I need all the first columns of my 400 different excel files, lined up next to each other in a new document. Preferebally in the form of a automatic script.

After that I want to do the exact same thing but for the second column, then the third and so on.

This is probably a problem that has already been solved. Otherwise could someone help me out?

You have my thanks!

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Here someone has created a macro to put the contents of all open workbooks into one:

http://ask.metafilter.com/106144/Combining-a-ton-of-Excel-files-into-one-Excel-file

It could also be a good idea to import those into an Access or SQL database, especially since you have matching columns.

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