Questions tagged [concatenate]

Generally, but not necessarily, alongside tag [google-sheets], use this tag when the issue is joining two or more elements into a single element such as with the functions CONCATENATE/JOIN/TEXTJOIN (or CONCAT in Excel) or the operator &.

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Splitting hierarchical codes into parent items (Google Sheets)

source cell: CCA, BF result cell: C, CC, CCA, B, BF CCA is a complex code relating to a hierarchy. It means, CCA is child of CC, which is child of C. So, the formula should split into all parents (C ...
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Show blank cell result if a cell is empty

I am trying to create a social media keyphrase strategy using keywords. I would like to know if Google Sheets could return a blank cell if one of the cells in the concatenate formula is blank?
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How to remove duplicate words in a cell only if longer than a certain number of characters?

I need to remove a duplicate text in a cell but only if it is longer than 4 characters. I have this formula that only works for any types of duplicate words: =join(" ",unique(transpose(split(A1,", ")...
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Is it possibile to concatenate with bidimensional arrayformula?

I have a table like this: +----------+----------+----------+----------+ | Photo1-1 | Photo1-2 | Photo1-3 | | +----------+----------+----------+----------+ | Photo2-1 | Photo2-2 | | ...
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Query, Import Range and Concat

I'm wanting to import whole rows of data from 'SPREADSHEET A' to 'SPREADSHEET B' but only if Column 11 in 'SPREADSHEET A' contains the text 'EXPIRED'. The data in 'SPREADSHEET A' contains about 12 ...
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Need help coming up with formula to count and concatenate specific things

Though I'm not the best at Excel/Google Sheets (this is Sheets specifically), I'm usually able to figure out how to do the things I need. However, this one is stumping me. Here is a screenshot of my ...
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Add columns based on rows

I'm currently working on setting up a sheet, but I want to add columns in one worksheet based on rows in another worksheet. I have no idea if this is even possible, I've tried googling it. Might be ...
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How to filter after parsing CSV values contained in Google Sheets cells

I would like to be able to match all cells in column A (titles) that have one of the comma-separated values in column E (Key Search Terms). This will involve at least two steps. 1) Parse each of the ...
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Consolidate columns from a dynamic range into a single column in Google Sheets

How can Google Sheets take a range of multiple columns and rows and stack or consolidate all the non-empty cells into one column? For this case, I want non-unique cells. Also, each cell in the range ...
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"Multiply" (Concatenate) Text Columns in Google Sheets

Simple question that I can't seem to find a solution for. I have text data in two columns like Name Num a 1 b 2 and I would like to produce a single formula if possible to output a 3rd column ...
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How to TEXTJOIN in Google Sheets

I have ten columns in my rows which contain 5 sets of first name/last name. I want to combine each of these names in a final column using TEXTJOIN (or whatever function is appropriate if I'm missing ...
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IF and IFS not working properly

I am trying to locate data present in different sheets. I have tried using IF and IFS. Below are the formulas I have used. For IF, I get NOT IN USE even when I know there should be one of the sheets ...
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CONCATENATE a string with an ArrayFormula

I have the following string in column H and I. H2="http://" I2="aaa" H3="http://" I3="bbb" I want to have a auto-generated J column, which results like: J2="http://aaa" J3="http://bbb" So I put ...
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Preserve leading zeros in a Google Sheets CONCATENATE function

I am trying to create about 50 cells that have number combinations which look like variations of this: 01:05:39 I am using a RANDBETWEEN function to generate three pairs of numbers (e.g. =RANDBETWEEN(...
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How can I use ARRAYFORMULA (or something similar) with GOOGLETRANSLATE?

I'm learning a new language and I recently discovered Google Sheets' GOOGLETRANSLATE function. I thought it'd be neat to have a personal dictionary of translations which I can even annotate. So I ...
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If cell y contains any word from range x:x, mark cell y green

In Google Sheets, I have three columns (with different lengths!) Column1 contains firm names (50) Column2 containts firm names (100) I would like to mark a cell in Column1 green (or with a number in ...
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How to concatenate cells using ARRAYFORMULA across rows and columns?

I have a document that's a recurring CSV import/export. I'm trying to concatenate images separated by ", " and using ARRAYFORMULA to make it all the way down. The problem is, I don't know how many ...
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Problem with CONCATENATE when used inside of arrayformula

I'm trying to update this formula so it will work inside of an 'arrayformula'. This works on its own and when I fill it down. =if(E2>0,CONCATENATE(B2, " | ",C2," | ",D2), "") This does not ...
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How to convert multi-value answers into single column in Google Forms' response sheet?

I have a Google form that asks for Name and up to 3 Score. The data is dumped into a sheet like this But that data is not very convenient. I want to have the data like this... Can I do that by ...
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Concatenate multiple cells in one cell based on ID

I'm trying to figure out a formula for concatenating data in cells based on a condition. Specifically, I need to output rows for each unique "Conversation ID" (found in column C) and ...
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Concatenating only filled cells

I currently have a spreadsheet to keep track of scores in a card game. There can be between two and five players. I have the following: | Players | |----------| | Dave | | Paul | | John ...
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Concatenating URL with a value to create link, but links only partially work

I have a column of cells in Google spreadsheet with values such as: b2397 b9504 b3333 b8655 bxxxx I would like to combine each value with a URL, for example: http://websitex.com?id= ...
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How do I concatenate a string literal of my cell to a string of another cell?

I am trying to make life easier for myself by organising my teaching materials for private tutees of mine from various subjects/educational levels in google spreadsheets. I want to know how I can ...
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Concatenate several columns into one in Google Sheets

I want to concatenate/combine columns A, B and C into column D as displayed. The number of filled entries in A, B and C will vary over time, so absolute cell addresses cannot be used. What formula ...
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Split content of one row into multiple rows?

I have a table where each row contains data like this: Team name | First member | Second member | Third member | Team description Would it be possible to transform/break this data so that each row ...
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Apply Concatenate formula to entire column

How do I apply the formula as described here.. https://webapps.stackexchange.com/a/76395/279173 which is this part: =CONCATENATE(""&LEFT(A1,10)&" ...") to an entire ...
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How do I prepend a string to a column of cells in Google Spreadsheets?

I imagine this is laughably simple but I just don't know what to do. I have a column (A) of cells with strings in them and I want to simply prepend each string in every cell with a web address: A ---...
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How do I combine multiple results of two filter formulas in Sheets?

Share Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-SoQS5Y4EvExbYTOjBGdx7EAq4OYlS0sPENFsblrTr4/edit?usp=sharing Formula Currently: =CONCATENATE("[",FILTER('BLS - Occupational Employment ...
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concatenation truncating numberic value

in a cell J21 I have entered a numeric value 1.10000. The cell is set to numeric value with 5 decimal places. When using concatenate =CONCATENATE("=CONCATENATE("@ £/€ rate: ",(J21)) in ...
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Convert string to URL in column

I just want to convert IDs as strings to URLs automatically. I tried this: =HYPERLINK(CONCATENATE("http://myjira.com/projects/BUWDI/issues/";A2);A2) I got an error... What do you think?
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Layperson's grid to normalized table

Introduction  (too long, don't read) I have a data-arrangement problem. I'm now up to three qualifying files from coworkers, and for that matter, I've run into a couple of questions here on SE ...
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Multiple IF conditions nested with a CONCATENATE

I have a formula as follows which I'm using for a scheduling system within Google Sheets: =IF(B2="","",(CONCATENATE($B$1&" "&B2&CHAR(10)&$C$1&" "&C2&CHAR(10)&$D$1&"...
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Concatenate using an array formula to result in last name.firstname

We have a form that asks for the students first name and last name. I am trying to using concatenate and an array formula to display "Lastname.Firstname". I used: =ARRAYFORMULA(CONCATENATE($B$52:$B,...
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Find and place in a column, the first non-blank cell in each row from a range of columns

I'm attempting to create an ARRAYFORMULA that can extract the first non-blank cell value on each row in a range of columns. My latest attempt is this: =TRANSPOSE(QUERY(TRANSPOSE( A2:D6),"select * ...
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Showing top 5 most frequent values and counts of each from a data range

I have a Google sheet with text strings listed down columns D through G. I want to, on another sheet, display a list of the top, say, 5 most frequent unique values from the first sheet in descending ...
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How can I group by one column to join values in multiple rows?

Let's say I have a survey of people in teams, and what fruits they like: User | Team | Fruits ---------------------- Dave | Mine | Banana, Apple Steve | Mine | Apple, Orange Matt | Yours | ...
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How to split a cell into key/value rows?

Apple,3,Orange,4,Mango,10 How can I split this cell into key/value rows? Apple (a1), 3(a2) Orange (b1), 4(b2) If I just call split(), I get: Apple 3 Orange 4
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Outputting a cell x number of times in an array format

Using Google Sheets: Need to display a vertical list, where each occurrence in the A column of sheet1 is repeated based on the number in the B column of sheet1. I've created a dummy file to show what ...
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Remove Count column by repeating rows in Google Sheets

I have a worksheet, 'wi', in a Google Sheet similar to the following example but with an undetermined number of rows: Count | Entry | Description -------|-------|----------------- 2 | ...
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I want to get values from multiple URL's in Google Spreadsheet. IMPORTDATA doesnt work

I have 9000 lines with URL's in my Google Sheet. Example: https://steamcommunity.com/auction/ajaxgetgoovalueforitemtype/?appid=233860&item_type=10). Every URL returns JSON like this: { "success": ...
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How to create new cell from keyword of another cell?

I have a column that has job listings with extra info, so I only want to grab the job position and place it into a new cell. A1: Seeking Assistant to the marketing division... B1: Assistant (...
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How to Iterate between colunns and rows?

I am running the following forumula: =IF(INDEX(C$2:$2, 1, ROW(1:1)),CONCATENATE(B$2,"-",INDEX(C$1:$1, 1, ROW(1:1)))) On the following table Basically, If a value is present in column C2, I am ...
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How to concatenate columns for multiple rows simultaneously in Google Sheets?

I have the following 3 rows of data in cells A1:A3 in Google Sheets: Doe, Jane Doe, Joe John Doe I want the following in B1:B3: Jane Doe Joe Doe John Doe Essentially, I'm creating a new column ...
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How to convert an array of unique records into an array where records are repeated N times?

I have a Google sheet that records items and their quantities. In order to input them into our SalesForce system, I need to split each record into repeated rows, according to the quantity of the item. ...
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Appending text to each column in Google Sheets

I have a Google Sheets that has about 200 columns. Each one is a name, and to each one, I want to append -banner.jpg. For example: abcde fghij klmno will all be updated to: abcde-banner.jpg fghij-...
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Partial cell formatting with CONCATENATE in Google Sheets

Is there a way to format partially using CONCATENATE in Google Sheets? For example, =CONCATENATE("*", Sheet1!A1, Sheet1!B1), and I want to make the * bolded or blue in color or something else. I ...
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How to generate all combinations of letters in a word?

Using Google Sheets, how would I show all possible ways to type a word, for example: word Word WOrd WORd WORD wOrd woRd worD without any length word? The given word would go on Row A and the ...
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Automatic merging of duplicate cells under common ID

I have data in column A with IDs and a column B with data for those IDs. Right now I have multiple (usually 2-3) rows with the same ID but different data. What formula to use to merge those into one ...
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Filter and display duplicates in a table

Here's the link to my Google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SBD0_Ca0r_p3810u1ZNlbG6MXsvhFlLcwEJndVQJRP0/edit?usp=sharing The master data will show: And I would like to have a table ...
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How Do I Combine Columns In Google Spreadsheets? [duplicate]

I need to combine multiple columns into a single column, so: one four seven two five eight three six nine Becomes: one two three four five six seven eight nine