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Concatenate in Excel without entering every cell reference

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Hello,

In Excel, is there a way to concatenate a large number of cells by defining a range rather than including each individual cell reference?

For example, suppose you want to concatenate the range, A1:A99. To my knowledge, there are two ways to do that but both involve including every single cell reference in the formula:

        =A1&A2&A3&A4&......&A99

        =CONCATENATE(A1,A2,A3,A4,......,A99)

It sure would be helpful to have some function of the form:

        =SOMEFXN(A1:A99)

which gives the same result.

Is such a function available?

The obvious follow-up, if such a function does exist, is whether or not there is a way to define a connector. For example, suppose you want the same range above to be concatenated but include a connector such as an underscore:

        =A1&"_"&A2&"_"&A3&"_"&A4&"_"&......&"_"&A99

Is it possible to do that?

Thanks
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