Formulas appear in cell instead of formula result


G

Guest

I am trying to combine data from multiple cells on one worksheet in a single
cell on a second worksheet using "concatenate". I enter
=CONCATENATE('IT Project Info'!C10,'IT Project Info'!C11,'IT Project
Info'!C12,'IT Project Info'!C13) in the target destination cell and hit
"enter".

The function statement stays in the cell, however, instead of the result. I
have tried concatenating information from cells on the same worksheet as a
test with the same result.

Thanks,

Tom
 
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Frank Kabel

Hi
check the format of this cell ('Format - Cell'). If it is 'Text' change
the format to 'General' and re-enter your formula
 
G

Guest

I never use CONCATENATE because it does funny things. Try using & instead:
='IT Project Info'!C10&'IT Project Info'!C11&'IT Project Info'!C12&'IT
Project Info'!C13
and see if you get better results. I'm pretty positive the ampersand will
concatenate regardless of the data type (even mixed types).
Good luck!
 
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Frank Kabel

Hi Andrea
there's no difference in the result if you use the ampersand or
CONCATENATE. Both should (and will) return the same thing.
Benefit of the apersand (IMHO):
- shorter
- don't uses a function level
 

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