In this article, we are going to learn how we can join the text by using formula and function in Microsoft Excel.
In Excel, we have built-in function that we use to join the text and cells. We have a formula to join the text or cells.
To join the several text strings with another text string, we use concatenate formula.
Using Concatenate Function
Let’s take an example and understand:-
We have name list data in range A1:C6. Column A contains First Name, Column B contains Middle name and Column C contains Last name. We need to join the Full name in a single cell.
To join the text with spaces, follow below mentioned steps:-
- Select the cell D2 and write the formula.
- =CONCATENATE(A2,” “,B2,” “,C2) Press Enter.
- The function will join the name in a single cell with spaces.
- Copy the same formula by pressing the key Ctrl+C on your keyboard and paste into the range D3:D6 by pressing the key Ctrl+V on your key board.
Using “&” in Formula
Now, follow below steps to join multiple text string with single text string:-
- Enter the formula in Cell E2.
- =A2&” “&B2&” “&C2
- Press Enter.
- Formula will join the text strings.
Formula Explanation:- We have selected cell A2 then “&” sign to add another string, then we have added space between inverted commas in order to provide space between strings.
Here’s the procedure we followed in this formula.
- Copy the same formula in the range E3:E6.
In these ways, we can join several text strings with one string in Microsoft Excel by using the formula & functions.
Conclusion: – In Excel, we have various options to do one thing. Therefore, various problems can be resolved by using ‘Options’ and Formulas.
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