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Join to Excel cells using a macro

Posted on 2013-12-01
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Hello Experts Exchange
I had a interview test and one of the questions was to combine two Excel cells one called forename the other called surname in to one cell using a macro.  Is this possible to do using a macro and if so can you tell me the steps on how to make the macro work please?

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SQLSearcher
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by:Martin Liss
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Record a macro while doing it manually and you will have the macro you need.
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Are you sure it was a macro and not a formula?  I have written that formula many times.
I could see a macro creating a third column with forename and surname being concatenated together and then removing the two original columns.

This code assumes two columns Forename and SurName.  It will create a label in the third column and then loop thru the names while putting the forename and surname in the third column.
Public Sub FullName()
ActiveCell.Offset(0, 2).Value = "Full Name"
ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Activate
Do
  ActiveCell.Offset(0, 2).Value = ActiveCell.Value & " " & ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Value
  ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Activate
Loop Until IsEmpty(ActiveCell)
End Sub

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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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You could use something like this

Sub combine1st2nd()
    Dim cel As Range
    For Each cel In Range("A1:A" & Range("A1").End(xlDown).Row)
        cel.Value = cel.Value & " " & cel.Offset(, 1).Value
        cel.Offset(, 1).ClearContents
    Next cel
End Sub
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Did any of the above help you?
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