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Combine values of 3 columns into one

Posted on 2011-09-19
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I have 3 Columns : K, L, M.
Sample values in a row : (K) Dog (L) Grooming (M) Shampoo

I want to string all the values together and put them in another column (like "X" for example) so they look like this :
Dog,Grooming,Shampoo

word, comma (no space) word, comma . .

Can this be done? thanks
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Question by:MikeMCSD
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by:Haris Djulic
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use function =CONCATENATE

=CONCATENATE(k1;",";l1;",";m1)

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with trimming spaces and making sure that they are text..

=CONCATENATE(trim(text(k1;0));",";trim(text(l1;0));",";trim(text(m1;0)))
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by:MikeMCSD
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thanks . .
I put this formula in X2, but it doesn't display the values, it displays only the forumula.
How do I get this applied to all 2000 rows?
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by:Haris Djulic
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it seams that you column X is formated as text. in order to apply the formula , format the column X as General , and then paste the formula
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