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# Excel formula not pulling correctly

Posted on 2013-10-25
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Good day everyone. I have a formula that compares a few cells together. The problem is that The comparison of one cell only compares until a space and does not pull anything after that.

Here is the formula:

=IF(IFERROR(Find(" ",B2),1)>1,LEFT(B2,FIND(" ",B2))&" "&C2, B2&" " &C2)

B2 cell contains first and middle name of user, C2 contains last name of user. With the formula above, it only pulls the value until the space. I want it to pull the whole cell.

Any ideas?
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Question by:mig1980
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Steven Harris earned 1000 total points
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Your formula is expressly set to find the space and only use the First Name.

Any reason why you can't use the following?

=CONCATENATE(B2, " ", C2)
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netmaster1355 earned 1000 total points
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I don't what you want as result. if you want to combine two cells you can use
=B2&" "&C2
or if you want to remove extra spaces between B2 and C2 you can use
=trim(B2)&" "&trim(C2)

seems your formula just combine two texts.
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Can you provide an example of what the cells look like now, both B2 and C2, and then what you want as the output?
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Old question. Answer no longer needed.
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