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Hi,

How do you merge columns in an excel file?

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by:Naresh Patel
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Formula to merge column content.
=A2&B2&C2&D2

So & is combining content of cells if you want to add space between than
=A2&" "&B2&" "&C2

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Thanks, I will try it and get back to you.
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by:Naresh Patel
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Pls see attached for better understanding...


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Column-Combine.xlsx
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by:vcharles
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How do I include the formula?
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by:Naresh Patel
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May I have your sample file .... I will do it on your behalf...

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by:vcharles
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Unfortunately I can't send you the file. Can you please send me some instructions.

I typed the formula in the formula editor but don't know how to execute it to apply to all the rows.

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by:Naresh Patel
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ok then tell me which column you want to combine & do u want spaces between ?

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I want to combine the columns 6 to 11 with no spaces between the data.

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by:Naresh Patel
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ok give me one moment....it means from column F to K without spaces right ? & result in column L right?
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by:Naresh Patel
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Use this in Cell L1 & copy past to lower rows or use drop down.
=F1&G1&H1&I1&J1&K1

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by:Naresh Patel
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if there is header in Row 1 then put this formula in cell L2 & just copy past or dropdown
=F2&G2&H2&I2&J2&K2

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=F1&G1&H1&I1&J1&K1

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by:Naresh Patel
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if there is header in Row 1 then past this formula in L2 & copy past or drop down in lower rows.

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=F2&G2&H2&I2&J2&K2

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This is sample just see how it is works.

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Column-Combine.xlsx
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by:vcharles
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I have headers in all the columns, heading to the office will get back to you within the hour.

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by:Naresh Patel
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ok & I am heading towards Home  :)


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by:Naresh Patel
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If you tell me how exactly final result you wants then I will guide you properly.
1.want to combine column value as it is.
2.Combine and delete combined columns and need final only one column.

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by:vcharles
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Hi,

I need to understand your previous posts and try again, will get back to you.

Thank You.

Victor
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by:Naresh Patel
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Tell me what you dint understand I will post screen shots of every steps.

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by:vcharles
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Hi,

I'm sorry for the late reply. I figured it out.

Thank You.

Victor
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by:Naresh Patel
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Glade to help you ...


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