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How to Concatenate Data in Microsoft Excel 2016

Joshua has work experience in manufacturing, distribution, and aerospace. He received his BBA in accounting from Kent State University.

Concatenate In Excel

The concatenate formula can be used to concatenate text strings, dates, general numbers, categorical data, or any text the needs to be merged from multiple columns. This function has a vast amount of applications in Excel.

The concatenate formula can be used to concatenate text strings, dates, general numbers, categorical data, or any text the needs to be merged from multiple columns. This function has a vast amount of applications in Excel.

Concatenate Function Introduction

To be able to concatenate data you must have data from different cells that you need to group together in a single cell. If you want to follow along with the data in this tutorial download the file here.

Step 1: Adding the CONCAT Function

Go into the cell where you would like to join cells and type "=concat(", then type in the cell location of the first cell in the series. Each location needs to be separated by a comma. Continue typing in the other locations in the series separated by commas in the order that you would like the information to appear.

Step 1: Add Function

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Notice below that all the data is pushed together. You can edit the spacing in-between each text string by adding two quotes and another comma with whatever data or spacing that you want within the quotes.

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Step 2 Correct Spacing

If I only want to place a period after "Mr" then this is what the formula would look like without the outer quotes "=CONCAT(C2,".",B2,A2,D2)". I'd really like to add two spaces between each word, so I'll add two spaces after the comma, then add two more sets of quotes with two spaces between the next text strings. See text and screen shot examples below:

=CONCAT(C2,". ",B2," ",A2," "D2)

Step 2: Spacing Added

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Comments

Joshua Crowder (author) from SE United States on February 04, 2018:

Awesome! I hope to make a lot of hubs about Excel. Do you use Excel for your job?

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on February 04, 2018:

I'm a new user to excel, so still learning how to use it. So reading this has been very helpful. Thankyou.