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Merging Columns
I am trying to 'make one' a number of columns...
Essentially I have several thousand rows of data that I need to clean up... What I would like to accomplish is Column A + B = AB Column A Data: I need this one first Column B Data: and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer To equal one column: I need this one first and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer. Thanks in advance for any input! Ti 
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Merging Columns
Hi
In C1 =A1&" "&B1 Copy down as far as required. Copy column CPastes Special back over the formulae to "fix" the values.  Regards Roger Govier "Titanium" wrote in message ... I am trying to 'make one' a number of columns... Essentially I have several thousand rows of data that I need to clean up... What I would like to accomplish is Column A + B = AB Column A Data: I need this one first Column B Data: and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer To equal one column: I need this one first and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer. Thanks in advance for any input! Ti 
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In C1 enter =A1 & " " & B1
Doubleclick on fill handle of C1 to copy down. Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 08:06:02 0700, Titanium wrote: I am trying to 'make one' a number of columns... Essentially I have several thousand rows of data that I need to clean up... What I would like to accomplish is Column A + B = AB Column A Data: I need this one first Column B Data: and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer To equal one column: I need this one first and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer. Thanks in advance for any input! Ti 
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This formula does work. However, it uses up two rows...
It merges 1/2 the data appropriately, but fails to merge every other line... "Roger Govier" wrote: Hi In C1 =A1&" "&B1 Copy down as far as required. Copy column CPastes Special back over the formulae to "fix" the values.  Regards Roger Govier "Titanium" wrote in message ... I am trying to 'make one' a number of columns... Essentially I have several thousand rows of data that I need to clean up... What I would like to accomplish is Column A + B = AB Column A Data: I need this one first Column B Data: and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer To equal one column: I need this one first and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer. Thanks in advance for any input! Ti 
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Merging Columns
How so unless your data is not as you originally described it?
A1 = first B1 = last A2 = next first B2 = next last In C1 using the formula given you will get "first last" In C2 you will get "nextfirst next last" Gord On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 08:56:01 0700, Titanium wrote: This formula does work. However, it uses up two rows... It merges 1/2 the data appropriately, but fails to merge every other line... "Roger Govier" wrote: Hi In C1 =A1&" "&B1 Copy down as far as required. Copy column CPastes Special back over the formulae to "fix" the values.  Regards Roger Govier "Titanium" wrote in message ... I am trying to 'make one' a number of columns... Essentially I have several thousand rows of data that I need to clean up... What I would like to accomplish is Column A + B = AB Column A Data: I need this one first Column B Data: and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer To equal one column: I need this one first and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer. Thanks in advance for any input! Ti 
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Merging Columns
Gord, I could be wrong, but I believe the reason Roger's formula didn't work
for me is because of the spacing. Your formula worked perfectly fine. I do appreciate the help of both Roger and yourself. You saved me countless hours of hellish copy & pasting monotony... "Gord Dibben" wrote: In C1 enter =A1 & " " & B1 Doubleclick on fill handle of C1 to copy down. Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 08:06:02 0700, Titanium wrote: I am trying to 'make one' a number of columns... Essentially I have several thousand rows of data that I need to clean up... What I would like to accomplish is Column A + B = AB Column A Data: I need this one first Column B Data: and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer To equal one column: I need this one first and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer. Thanks in advance for any input! Ti 
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Merging Columns
Our formulas were basically the same.
Mine had a couple of extra spaces for clarity only. =A1 & " " & B1 Roger left them out. =A1&" "&B1 No difference in function. Gord On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 10:00:01 0700, Titanium wrote: Gord, I could be wrong, but I believe the reason Roger's formula didn't work for me is because of the spacing. Your formula worked perfectly fine. I do appreciate the help of both Roger and yourself. You saved me countless hours of hellish copy & pasting monotony... "Gord Dibben" wrote: In C1 enter =A1 & " " & B1 Doubleclick on fill handle of C1 to copy down. Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 08:06:02 0700, Titanium wrote: I am trying to 'make one' a number of columns... Essentially I have several thousand rows of data that I need to clean up... What I would like to accomplish is Column A + B = AB Column A Data: I need this one first Column B Data: and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer To equal one column: I need this one first and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer. Thanks in advance for any input! Ti 
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Merging Columns
Not that I'm questioning the formula, or putting Roger down...
But apparently the spaces do have some effect on the end result... As I've said for many years computers and their functions boil down to two things... 1's for on, true or working... and 0's for off, false and not working... I appreciate all the help from everyone who offered a hand... "Gord Dibben" wrote: Our formulas were basically the same. Mine had a couple of extra spaces for clarity only. =A1 & " " & B1 Roger left them out. =A1&" "&B1 No difference in function. Gord On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 10:00:01 0700, Titanium wrote: Gord, I could be wrong, but I believe the reason Roger's formula didn't work for me is because of the spacing. Your formula worked perfectly fine. I do appreciate the help of both Roger and yourself. You saved me countless hours of hellish copy & pasting monotony... "Gord Dibben" wrote: In C1 enter =A1 & " " & B1 Doubleclick on fill handle of C1 to copy down. Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 08:06:02 0700, Titanium wrote: I am trying to 'make one' a number of columns... Essentially I have several thousand rows of data that I need to clean up... What I would like to accomplish is Column A + B = AB Column A Data: I need this one first Column B Data: and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer To equal one column: I need this one first and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer. Thanks in advance for any input! Ti 
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Merging Columns
Hi
Not that I am offended in any way, but as Gord says his formula and mine are identical, other than the way Gord typed his for clarity. Both will work in an identical manner  they cannot do otherwise.  Regards Roger Govier "Titanium" wrote in message ... Not that I'm questioning the formula, or putting Roger down... But apparently the spaces do have some effect on the end result... As I've said for many years computers and their functions boil down to two things... 1's for on, true or working... and 0's for off, false and not working... I appreciate all the help from everyone who offered a hand... "Gord Dibben" wrote: Our formulas were basically the same. Mine had a couple of extra spaces for clarity only. =A1 & " " & B1 Roger left them out. =A1&" "&B1 No difference in function. Gord On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 10:00:01 0700, Titanium wrote: Gord, I could be wrong, but I believe the reason Roger's formula didn't work for me is because of the spacing. Your formula worked perfectly fine. I do appreciate the help of both Roger and yourself. You saved me countless hours of hellish copy & pasting monotony... "Gord Dibben" wrote: In C1 enter =A1 & " " & B1 Doubleclick on fill handle of C1 to copy down. Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 08:06:02 0700, Titanium wrote: I am trying to 'make one' a number of columns... Essentially I have several thousand rows of data that I need to clean up... What I would like to accomplish is Column A + B = AB Column A Data: I need this one first Column B Data: and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer To equal one column: I need this one first and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer. Thanks in advance for any input! Ti 
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Merging Columns
I will certainly admit when I'm wrong... and I am...
I'm really baffled as to what I did... but after retesting the formula it did work. What orginally happened was that it merged every other row...and left one row blank... The results didn't make the slighest bit of sense, but I had to go with what I saw... Again, thanks for your help. "Roger Govier" wrote: Hi Not that I am offended in any way, but as Gord says his formula and mine are identical, other than the way Gord typed his for clarity. Both will work in an identical manner  they cannot do otherwise.  Regards Roger Govier "Titanium" wrote in message ... Not that I'm questioning the formula, or putting Roger down... But apparently the spaces do have some effect on the end result... As I've said for many years computers and their functions boil down to two things... 1's for on, true or working... and 0's for off, false and not working... I appreciate all the help from everyone who offered a hand... "Gord Dibben" wrote: Our formulas were basically the same. Mine had a couple of extra spaces for clarity only. =A1 & " " & B1 Roger left them out. =A1&" "&B1 No difference in function. Gord On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 10:00:01 0700, Titanium wrote: Gord, I could be wrong, but I believe the reason Roger's formula didn't work for me is because of the spacing. Your formula worked perfectly fine. I do appreciate the help of both Roger and yourself. You saved me countless hours of hellish copy & pasting monotony... "Gord Dibben" wrote: In C1 enter =A1 & " " & B1 Doubleclick on fill handle of C1 to copy down. Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 08:06:02 0700, Titanium wrote: I am trying to 'make one' a number of columns... Essentially I have several thousand rows of data that I need to clean up... What I would like to accomplish is Column A + B = AB Column A Data: I need this one first Column B Data: and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer To equal one column: I need this one first and this one comes right behind with a space for proper grammer. Thanks in advance for any input! Ti 

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