Rows & columns

Combine data

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You can combine data from multiple cells into a single cell using the Ampersand symbol (&) or the CONCAT function.

Combine data with the Ampersand symbol (&)

  1. Select the cell where you want to put the combined data.

  2. Type = and then select the first cell you want to combine.

  3. Next, type & and use quotation marks with a space enclosed.

  4. Select the next cell you want to combine and then press enter. An example formula might be =A2&" "&B2.

Note: To combine the text from more than two cells, continue selecting cells, and typing &” “& after each cell you select. If you don’t want to add a space between the combined text, type & instead of &” “&. To add a comma, type &”, “& (a comma followed by a space, both enclosed in quotation marks).

Combine data using the CONCAT function

  1. Select the cell where you want to put the combined data.

  2. Type =CONCAT(.

  3. Select the cell you want to combine first.

    Use commas to separate the cells you are combining and use quotation marks to add spaces, commas, or other text.

  4. Close the formula with a parenthesis and press Enter. An example formula might be =CONCAT(A2, " Family").

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