The CONCATENATE function

The CONCATENATE function in Excel is essentially glue. It joins two or more things together.

How does the CONCATENATE function work?

If we wrote the function out as a sentence, it would probably be close to this:

Join together these words (Word 1 space Word 2 space Word 3 space Word 4)

But in Excel, it actually looks like this:

This is a screenshot of the CONCATENATE function used in the Word Jumble Template – Excel 2013

If we wrote the function out in Excel, it would look like this.

=CONCATENATE(A1,” “,B1,” “,C1,” “,D1)

Another use of this function is to connect names. Let’s use Brad Pitt’s full name as an example (reference).

Using the CONCATENATE example with names – Excel 2013

The CONCATENATE function connects A2, B2 and C2 together to form the full name. The spaces are created by adding ” ” between each cell reference. The formula looks like this:

=CONCATENATE(A2,” “,B2,” “,C2)

For more information about the CONCATENATE function, check out this article on Office Support.
 I hope this brief introduction to the CONCATENATE function has helped.
Take care!

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