Combine Two Columns In Excel Without Losing Data

Merge two or more cells into one. Merge the content of two or more cells in Excel into one cell with this online tool without losing data. Combining two or more cells is easy, whether its text, numbers or formula data. This means you can merge cells without losing data. There are a few different merges you can do, including one that can make email addresses out of a spreadsheet containing just first names and last names! If you have two columns of text, you can do the following. Use the CONCATENATE function, which can join up to 30 text items together and return the result as text. (The CONCAT function replaces CONCATENATE in Excel 365 and Excel 2019.) You can also use =A2&” “&B2. Assuming columns A and B In C1 enter =A1 & B1 Double-click on the fill handle(black lump at bottom right corner)of C1 to increment the formula down the column as far as you have data in column B. If you would like a space between the data. Merge Cells - merge cells, columns, and rows without losing data, even if a selection contains multiple values. Vlookup Wizard - quick way to build a Vlookup or Index/Match formula best suited for your data set. Compare Sheets - find, highlight, and merge differences between two worksheets.

How to join text from different cells into one cell in Excel?

If you have multiple cells that contain text and you want to join or merge them in one cell as following screenshot shown, normally, the Concatenate function can help you join the text from different cells into one destination cell. This article will talk about some methods to deal with this task with details.

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Join text from different cells into one cell with formulas

Applying the Concatenate function to join the different cell contents, please do as follows:

1. Enter this formula: =CONCATENATE(A2,'-',B2,'-',C2) into a blank cell next to your data, see screenshot:

2. Then drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to join, and the different cells have been merged into one cell by the separator “-”, see screenshot:

Note: If there are more cells needed to be merged together, please join the cell references as this: =CONCATENATE(A2,'-',B2,'-',C2, '-',D2,'-',E2,…), and the “-” separator in the formula can be modified as you need.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:( Click to Download Kutools for Excel Now! )

1. Select the text range that you want to join together.

2. Then click Kutools > Merge & Split > Combine Rows, Columns or Cells without Losing Data, see screenshot:

3. In the Combine Columns or Rows dialog box, please do as follows:

(1.) Choose one option that you want to join the text based on, you can join cells based on rows, columns or range or just combine all to one single cell;

(2.) Specify a separator for your combined data as you need;

(3.) Select a location to put the combined result;

(4.) At last, choose the option to deal with the combined cells. You can keep or delete contents from those combined cells, and you can also merge those combined cells.

4. After finishing the above settings, click Ok or Apply button, and all the selected text will be joined together based on your need. See screenshot：

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