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Joins several text strings into one text string.
Text1, text2, ... are 1 to 30 text items to be joined into a single text item. The text items can be text strings, numbers, or single-cell references.
You can also use the ampersand (&) calculation operator instead of the CONCATENATE function to join text items. For example, =A1&B1 returns the same value as =CONCATENATE(A1,B1).
The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.
How to copy an example
- Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
- Select the example in the Help topic.
Note Do not select the row or column headers.
Selecting an example from Help
- Press CTRL+C.
- In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
- To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.
|=CONCATENATE("Stream population for ",A2," ",A3," is ",A4,"/mile")
||Concatenates a sentence from the data above (Stream population for brook trout species is 32/mile)