Our payroll company said I needed to merge two separate reports generated by their program because they didn't offer the report that I want. A cost of labor forecast based on the upcoming week's schedule.
First - I exported a payroll report with each employees name, department, and rate of pay.
Second - I exported a report with each employees name, department, and scheduled hours. Unfortunately the system doesn't total the hours, so they are listed daily.
I'd like to combine these reports to create a sheet that shows the total number of dollars forecast to each person for a given week of the schedule.
@russpga , perhaps the easiest way is with Power Query - query Rates report, after that query Hours report, group it by and merge with Rates by Last/First name, add new column multiplying rates on hours and return back to Excel sheets.
If reports are in separate files it will be similar and, I guess, more flexible - you create the merged report for such two files, after that only substitute them with new data but same names.