Combining cell ranges in Excel can significantly enhance your data manipulation skills. The CONCATENATE formula can be useful when you want to combine data from different rows or columns, create custom labels, or format data for more specific purposes.
In Excel, the CONCATENATE function basically combines 2 or more cells of strings. In our previous blog entitled Concatenate in Excel – With and Without a Separator, we learned how to combine 2 cells into 1, as shown:
As you can see, the formula above does not combine the range of cells into one cell.
In this article, we will explore CONCATENATE Excel Range with and without separators, offering you a comprehensive guide to mastering this essential Excel function.
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Concatenate Excel Range Without Separator
Let’s start with the basics: combining data without any separator. This is super handy when you want to combine text from different cells into a single cell, maintaining the original formatting. Follow these steps:
In the formula bar, enter =CONCATENATE(TRANSPOSE(A1:A10))
There you have it! We’ve successfully merged the range of cells into one cell without any separator.
Concatenate Excel Range With Separator
Now, let’s learn how to concatenate an Excel range with a separator. In this scenario, we will add a specific character or symbol between the combined values, such as a space, comma, or hyphen. Follow these steps to do it:
Select the cell where you want the merged data. In our case, it is C7.
Now, for the magical part: After the range, input the ampersand sign (&) and whatever separator you want to use in between quote signs (“”). In our case, we will use a comma.
As you can see, we’ve successfully combined the range of cells into one cell, this time with a space character as the separator. You can easily replace the space with any other character, such as a comma or hyphen, to accommodate your needs.
Hopefully, this will help you cut down on the time and energy needed to handle big sets of data. Once you’ve got the hang of using CONCATENATE in Excel, whether with or without spacing in between, you’ll find yourself breezing through your spreadsheet work.
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