I'm using a formula that returns an Array of strings, so the result overwrites a range of cells, but I want to get the result in just that one cell.

(The actual formula I'm using is WIKISYNONYMS from a 3rd party add-on, but that shouldn't matter.)

I tried using ARRAY_CONSTRAIN, eg.


But that throws away all the data that would have gone beyond the constraints, rather then constraining all the data to that one cell.

So I tried using concatenate, eg.


And that is close, but I need to add ", " or something like that between each entry for readability.

  • @pnuts Yes, that does it. Make it an answer and I'll accept it.
    – Tom
    May 26, 2017 at 15:59

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You can use JOIN to stitch the pieces together with a given delimiter:

=join(",", f o r m u l a ) 
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    Ok, and for the sake of completeness I'll note that becomes =join(", ", WIKISYNONYMS(A1)) with my formula if one is OK with trailing comma, otherwise =left(join(",", WIKISYNONYMS(H10) ),len(join(", ", WIKISYNONYMS(A1) ))-2).
    – Tom
    May 26, 2017 at 16:13

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