The Excel TEXTJOIN Function

The TEXTJOIN function is used to join text in different cells. Isn't it what CONCAT and CONCATENATE function do? Then why another function to just add text?

The TEXTJOIN function not only adds given text values but also has control over delimiters and ignoring the blank cells. This feature is not available in CONCAT and CONCATENATE function.

This function is available in Excel 2019 and Excel 365.

Syntax of the TEXTJOIN Function

=TEXTJOIN(delimiter, ignore_empty_cells,text1,[text2],...)

Delimiter : This is the delimiter that you want to use a separator of among individual texts. It can be comma (,), semicolon (;) or anything, even nothing.

Ignore_empty_cells : This is a binary variable. Set it to TRUE if you want to ignore empty cells in ranges, else set to FALSE to include the empty cells.

Text1 : This is the text that you want to join. It can be individual texts, cells or entire ranges.

Let’s understand TEXTJOIN function with an example

Example of The TEXTJOIN Function

Here I have some text values in range A2:E2. I want to join these text values with a space in between each text. The formula will be simply:

=TEXTJOIN(" ",1,A2:E2)

Here, I have simply used space as a separator. I want my function to ignore any blank cells, so I set ignore_blank_cells to TRUE. Finally, I passed the range that I wanted to join. And that is it. It returns the output as we expected.

If you don't want to ignore the blank cells, set the ignore_blank_cells to FALSE.

=TEXTJOIN(",",0,A2:E2)

The above function does not ignore any blank cell and adds all the texts with a comma.

Here, you can see an extra comma in the output. If we had set the ignore_blank_cells to True, there would be no extra commas as the formula would have ignored the blank cell.

Note: This function is available in Excel 2019 and 365. 

So yeah guys, this was a short introduction to the TEXTJOIN function of Excel. I hope I was able to explain how to use the TEXTJOIN function in the simplest way. If you have any doubts regarding this function or any other query, ask in the comments section below.

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