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I am using Office 2013. I have a workbook that I am tracking the work orders for all of my departments in. I would like a master tab that pulls all of the information from 4 tabs onto one tab and is sorted by the job # in Column A. The master would not be used to input on only as an overview. Each department has its own tab that they enter in the job information, they use columns A-AF and the header row is the same in all. There are 4 tabs they are named R,S,I,M. I have 2 other tabs that pull pivot tables that I need the master to ignore. I need this to automatically update after new information is added to each tab. Are you able to help me with this?

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This is actually pretty simple, this macro goes in the sheet module of the sheet will serve as the master.  Right-click that tab and select "View Code", then paste in this code to the VBA module that appears.

Sub Worksheet_Activate()
Dim ws As Worksheet

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Me.UsedRange.Offset(1).ClearContents

For Each ws In Sheets(Array("R", "M", "I", "S"))
    ws.UsedRange.Offset(1).Copy Me.Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Offset(1)
Next ws

Range("A1").CurrentRegion.Sort Range("A2"), xlAscending, Header:=xlYes
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
Beep

End Sub


Then close the vbeditor and save your workbook as a macro-enabled workbook, the extension would probably be .xlsm.

Now, anytime you bring the master sheet up onscreen it will refresh, that is it will clear its current contents then copy in all the data from the four sheets listed in the macro, then sort by column A.
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