For many Microsoft Excel users, combining two columns into one can be an especially helpful function. If you have a list of names with one cell containing a first name and one cell containing a last name, you might want to merge them into one cell, where the first and last name appear together.
This tutorial will teach you how to combine two columns into one in Microsoft Excel.
If you need to merge multiple columns of data into one column without any data losing, you can apply formulas to deal with it in Excel. Formula 1: =A2&B2&C2&. In Cell D2, please enter the formula =A2&B2&C2, and then drag the AutoFill handle down to apply the formula to other cells in the active column. Watch this video to learn how to merge two columns in Excel without losing any data. For more information on how to combine multiple columns into 1, please s.
Let’s say you have three names. The last names are in column A and the first names are in column B. It looks like this:
If you want to combine the first name and last name together with the first name proceeding, follow these steps.
Let’s put these combined names in column C.
For ‘Joe Smith’, we’ll start entering our combination formula in cell C1.
In cell C1, we type: =B1&” “&A1
It looks like this:
The product of this formula renders the name in C1 like this:
In the formula, putting B1 first references Joe. Adding &” at the end lets Excel know you want to perform a combination. Using A1 second references Smith. Preceding it by “& let’s Excel know you want to combine it.
We can do the same procedure for the other two names. For example, if we wanted to combine Bob Regan’s name into cell C2, we would type into C2: =B2&” “&A2
However, re-entering the formula for each name is tedious and unnecessary. Rather, we can click the bottom right corner of cell C1, which contains Joe Smith, and drag the corner down to have Excel replicate the formula. After performing this task, our spreadsheet looks like this:
You have now learned how to combine two columns into one in Microsoft Excel.
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How to combine three cells to create date in Excel?
In this case, the day, month and year are in three columns separately, how can you combine the cells to create a standard date as below screenshot shown? Here, I introduce sme ways to quickly deal with this job in Excel worksheet.
Combine cells to make date with Combine
Combine cells to make date with formula
Here is a formula that can quickly combine cells to a date.
Select a cell that you will place the date, type this formula =DATE(A2,B2,C2) ,A2, B2 and C2 are the cells you need to combine, press Enter key, and drag fill handle down to the cells which need to combine to dates.
Tip: if the year is not complete, you can use this formula =DATE(20&A2,B2,C2).
Combine cells to make date with Combine
If you cannot remember the formula, you can use Kutools for Excel’s Combine function to easily combine cells into dates.
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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:（Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)
1. Select the cells you want to combine, click Kutools > Merge & Split > Combine Rows, Columns or Cells without Losing Data.
2. In the popping out dialog, please:
Check the Combine columns option;
Check the Other separator option and type / into the beside textbox;
Specify the place in the Place the results to section;
Check one option you want the result show in the Options section.
3. Click Ok, the cells have been combined to dates.
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Multiple Columns Into Single Column Excel
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.when i doing this I did not get the correct date. month, date and year mixed they did not come to the correct place