Excel Concatenate function

The concatenate function allows multiple cells to be merged into a single cell.  Additional text can also be added into the new string.

=CONCATENATE(Value 1,Value2,Value3,..)

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In the above example the merged cells A2, B2 and C2 have been interjected with additional text “sales of” and “sold by” to produce the sentence in the 4th column.

=CONCATENATE(A2,” sales of “,B2,” “,”sold by “,C2)

An alternative to the CONCATENATE function is the use of the “&” symbol.

The above formuala could be replaced by

=A2&”sold by”&B2&” “&”sold by”&C2