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Combining Columns

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated October 22, 2022)
This tip applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Excel in Microsoft 365, and 2021


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There may be times when you have a need to concatenate cells together. For instance, you may have information in three columns, but you want it combined together into the first column of each row. The following macro, StuffTogether, will do just that. It examines the range of cells you select, and then moves everything from each cell in a row into the first cell of the selection.

Sub StuffTogether()
    Dim R As Range
    Dim C As Range
    Dim sTemp As String

    If Selection.Cells.Count > 1 Then
        For Each R In Selection.Rows
            sTemp = ""
            For Each C In R.Cells
                If Trim(C.Text) > "" Then
                    sTemp = sTemp & Trim(C.Text) & " "
                End If
            Next C
            R.ClearContents
            R.Cells(1) = Trim(sTemp)
        Next R
    Else
        MsgBox "Only one cell selected"
    End If
End Sub

You should note that the macro will only work if you select more than a single cell.

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ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (11944) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Excel in Microsoft 365, and 2021. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Combining Columns.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is one more than 7?

2022-10-22 22:40:26

Jessica Weissman

For Office 365 you could use Textjoin in a formula with a blank delimiter.


2022-10-22 07:54:48

Andy

In Excel 365:

=TEXTJOIN(" ",,A1:A3)

And fill down.

Assuming that you have text in the first 3 columns to concatenate.


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