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# Combining fields in Excel?

Posted on 2014-07-29
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We are migrating to office365.  I have a list of our users first name and last name in csv format.  However I need to do a little scripting to get all the fields I need formatted properly.

We have: (first name),(lastname)

We need to combine these two fields to create the following new fields:

(first initial of firstname)(lastname)

(first name) (last name)

Can anyone help with a formula that will create these two new fields?
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Question by:ccarmichael7

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Missus Miss_Sellaneus earned 250 total points
Assume B5 is first name, C5 is last name:

(first name) (last name):
=CONCATENATE(B5," ",C5)

(first initial of firstname)(lastname):
=CONCATENATE(LEFT(B5,1)," ",C5)
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Glenn Ray earned 250 total points
alternate, shortcut versions of Miss_S's code:

(First Name) (Last Name)
=B5&" "&C5

(First Name initial) (Last Name)
=LEFT(B5,1)&" "&C5

-Glenn
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Author Closing Comment

Thanks for both of your help.  I am splitting the points as both answers are right, but one is more optimized.
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