Solved

Concatenate Full Email Address

Posted on 2013-12-17
3
324 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
Hello Experts,

I want a formula to concatenate Name and Email fields to create a Full Email address.  The concatenate formula doesn't like starting with a quotation mark.  See e.g. below.

Name:            Gary Robbins
Email            garyrobbins@fuse.net
Full Email       [formula]      "Gary Robbins" <garyrobbins@fuse.net>

Gary
0
Comment
Question by:garyrobbins
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

by:jss1199
jss1199 earned 250 total points
ID: 39725096
=CONCATENATE("",A2,""," <",B2,">")

Open in new window


Repeating the quotes escapes them, so """" reads as:
One quote to start a string, one escaped quote (""), then one quote to finish the string
0
 
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

by:
Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 250 total points
ID: 39725104
Hello,

try

=""""&A1&""""&" <"&A2&">"

Count the double quotes. To actually present a double quote as the output of a formula, you need four of them in the formula.

Added complication here is the < sign. I decided to put it into its own block instead of adding it to the second block. Excel was trying to be "helpful" and see it as the "greater than" operator.

You don't need the Concatenate() function. Ever. Using & to concatenate text blocks is always less typing than Concatenate() and works just as well. But if you prefer the function try

=CONCATENATE("""",A1,""""," <",A2,">")

cheers, teylyn
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:garyrobbins
ID: 39725129
Thank you for the prompt responses and for the added explanations.  You guys are terrific!

Gary
Cincinnati
0

Featured Post

[Live Webinar] The Cloud Skills Gap

As Cloud technologies come of age, business leaders grapple with the impact it has on their team's skills and the gap associated with the use of a cloud platform.

Join experts from 451 Research and Concerto Cloud Services on July 27th where we will examine fact and fiction.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Freeze panes is an option within all variants of Excel to enable parts of a sheet to remain stationary when the cursor is in another part of the sheet. This is a very useful feature which is overlooked or under used.
This article describes how you can use Custom Document Properties to store settings and other information in your workbook so that they will be available the next time you open the workbook.
The viewer will learn how to use the =DISCRINV command to create a discrete random variable, use this command to model a set of probabilities and outcomes in a Monte Carlo simulation, and learn how to find the standard deviation of a set of probabil…
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.

631 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