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# EXCEL FUNCTIONS-CONCATENATE

## INTRODUCTION

*CONCATENATE function comes under the TEXT category in Excel.*

*CONCATENATE function simply joins the two text fragments into one. *

*It is one of the function which will be used over and again to make any dynamic text line where we can pic some numerical values and mixing some text fragments etc. which are very useful in practical reports.*

## PURPOSE OF CONCATENATE FUNCTION IN EXCEL

**CONCATENATE FUNCTION joins the separate text strings into one.**

## PREREQUISITES TO LEARN CONCATENATE FUNCTION

THERE ARE A FEW PREREQUISITES WHICH WILL ENABLE YOU TO UNDERSTAND THIS FUNCTION IN A BETTER WAY.

- Basic understanding of how to use a formula or function.
- Basic understanding of rows and columns in Excel.
- Some information about the financial terms is an advantage for the use of such formulas.
- Of course, Excel software.

## SYNTAX: CONCATENATE

**The Syntax for the function is**

**= CONCATENATE( TEXT1 , TEXT 2, …)**

TEXT1 ANY TEXT FRAGMENT

TEXT2 ANY TEXT FRAGMENT

## EXAMPLE 1:CONCATENATE IN EXCEL

### DATA SAMPLE

LET US SEE WHAT DIFFERENT USES WE CAN MAKE OF CONCATENATE FUNCTION.

CASE 1:

text+text

### STEPS TO USE CONCATENATE

In the above example two text fragments are put in F10 AND G10.

The function to combine them has been written in H10 as

=concatenate(F10,G10)

THIS FUNCTION WILL COMBINE THE TEXT AND OUTPUT IS SHOWN AS

HELLOEVERYONE IN H10

## EXAMPLE 2:CONCATENATE IN EXCEL

### TEXT+VALUE

### EXPLANATION

The function is used as

=CONCATENATE(F10,G10,H10)

and the result is as shown as

HIS BROTHER IS15YEARS OLD

Now we can notice that SPACES are not proper near IS and YEARS.

Let us correct this error and do a little modification in the function as

=CONCATENATE(F10,” “,G10,” “,H10)

We have inserted spaces in between the joining fragments.

Let us check the output now

## KNOWLEDGE BYTES

### FLEXIBILITY WITH CONCATENATE FUNCTION

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