Solved

combining columns

Posted on 2013-01-08
3
101 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-14
column B is last name
column C is first name
in colum D I wants last name, firstname

shouldnt =B1&", "&C1 work?

it does nothing
0
Comment
Question by:Matt Pinkston
3 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:n2fc
ID: 38757013
Works just fine!

Perhaps you can upload your spreadsheet to see why it doesn't work?

I attached a sample showing it DOES work!Book1.xlsx
0
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
Robberbaron (robr) earned 500 total points
ID: 38757445
try using spaces between the ampersand,

=B2 & ", " & C2

but it should work fine as you have entered, provided the cell is recalc ed .  ie the workbook is set to automatically recalc, or you manually do so,

make sure there is no 'Calc' symbol in bottom left. I occasionally have workbooks that revert to manual mode. Change from ribbon buttton, excel options, formulas,  Automatic.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:terencino
ID: 38757838
Also the cell might be formatted as Text.
Just format as General instead, hit F2 on the cell and Enter to see if it works now.
...Terry
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

Introduction This Article briefly covers methods of calculating the NPV and IRR variants in Excel as well as the limitations in calculating and interpreting IRR results. Paraphrasing Richard Shockley, author of my favourite finance reference tex…
This article descibes how to create a connection between Excel and SAP and how to move data from Excel to SAP or the other way around.
The viewer will learn how to use a discrete random variable to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, create a Monte Carlo simulation using the discrete random variable, and create a graph to represent the possible returns over…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates in Microsoft Excel how to consolidate your marketing data by creating an interactive charts using form controls. This creates cool drop-downs for viewers of your chart to choose from.

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now