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Excel 2010 reports an error for =concatenate("123","345") on my pc. Column is formatted general. Same formula works fine on other machines. Any idea how to resolve.
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by:pma111
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Weirdly though it works by replacing the comma with ,
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by:pma111
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Should have said works with a | instead of a ,
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by:pma111
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Ive also noticed when opening csv on some computers shows values with | between the cells and other computers show the , between the cells
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by:meb_santoso
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depends on your excel version, the separator was changed somewhere from a comma to a semicolon.

try =concatenate("123";"345")  (notice the usage of semicolon between 123 and 345).

See screenshot: (Excel 2010, Windows 7)
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The semi colon produces the same error as the comma. This is 2010 on windows 7 but we have loads of computers with the same version and os and only mine seems to be affected
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I was wondering if it was a setting in excel causing the issue
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by:tomfarrar
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What is the error, #VALUE!?
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Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
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It's nothing to do with which Excel version  you have.

It's your regional settings in the Control Panel in Windows.
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Rory to the rescue! Thanks, sorted!
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