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Problems with Concatenation Excel Formula

Posted on 2016-09-21
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Hi Guys, I have a problem with a Concatenation Formula in Column J in the attachment.
I received the spread sheet from France and instead of a Concatenation, it is showing "D2439&E2439" instead of the actual value. Any ideas?
20160901_LOB_extract-20160831-mensu.xlsx
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) earned 250 total points
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You need to change some settings...

Go to File --> Options --> Advanced --> Scroll down to the section "Display options for this worksheet" and uncheck the box for "Show formulas in cells instead of their calculated results"  --> OK

Now select the whole column J by clicking the column letter and change the format to General and now select the cell J2439 and press F2 (function key) and hit Enter. Now copy the formula down for rest of the cells.
That will resolve your issue.
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it is becuase the cell format is somehow messed up . click into that column and then under the DATA tab click on text to column then the "delimited option should be selected and then click finish and it will fix it.

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The problem cells are defined as 'text' format, you can change that in the import by selecting the column and ticking 'General' as the format for column J. However the formula does not exist for all rows so it maybe something you added afterwards?
Select column J, right click, format cells, and choose general. You will then need to reenter the formula once (or just edit it (f2) and press return) and then copy it down to correct the rest.
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