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How do I concatenate a string literal of my cell to a string of another cell?

It looks like you want the & operator I'm not quite clear which thing you are concatenating to which in the question; however, you can do either =$BJ$2 & "24" or =$BJ$2 & BH1 or ="...
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Concatenating only filled cells

Try TEXTJOIN: =textjoin(" vs ",1,C10:C14) The second parameter is set to 1 indicating that empty cells should be ignored. Zero will include those empty cells.
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How Do I Combine Columns In Google Spreadsheets?

The following formula can be used to merge one column after another: ={A1:A5; M1:M5}
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Concatenate several columns into one in Google Sheets

A shorter version of the formula in this other answer =FILTER({A:A;B:B;C:C}, LEN({A:A;B:B;C:C}))
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CONCATENATE a string with an ArrayFormula

In Google Sheets, the simplest solution is to just use CONCAT instead of CONCATENATE. =ARRAYFORMULA(CONCAT(H1:H,I1:I)) CONCAT will return only two values and can be used in this manner for an array ...
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How Do I Combine Columns In Google Spreadsheets?

If the columns are A, E, G (for example), then the following command combines them: ={filter(A:A, len(A:A)); filter(E:E, len(E:E)); filter(G:G, len(G:G))} Here, I first filter the columns by len() ...
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Date Format Lost When Combining Two Cells Using "&" and CONCATENATE in Google Sheets

You can do the formatting on the fly: =text(B2,"m/d/yyyy")&C2 Google Sheets Help: TEXT()
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Concatenate several columns into one in Google Sheets

A little longer, but can be constrained to a limited array (not whole columns): =transpose(split(textjoin("|",1,{A1:C4}),"|")) where the order does not matter. Where it does: =transpose(split(...
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Concatenating only filled cells

Both of the solutions above work if there is at least one cell containing text. However: = JOIN(" vs ",SPLIT(JOIN("%",C10:C14),"%",0)) Would return %%%% if C10:C14 were all empty and. = JOIN( " vs ...
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How do I prepend a string to a column of cells in Google Spreadsheets?

You can do this using the search and replace feature in Google Sheets with regular expression and specified range. In the search and replace dialog use these values Find: ^/(.+) Replace: http://$1 ...
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Concatenate ordered values in one single string

Use the JOIN() function: =join(" - ",sort(Sheet1!B:B, 1, TRUE)) SORT() returns an array of values. JOIN() concatenates an array with a joining string, in this case " - " without the quotes.
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Problem with CONCATENATE when used inside of arrayformula

Please try: =ArrayFormula(if(E2:E>0,B2:B&" | "&C2:C&" | "&D2:D,"")) I would have expected: =arrayformula(if(E2:E>0,CONCATENATE(B2:B," | ",C2:C," | ",D2:D),"")) to produce the ...
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Constrain a Array<string> formula result to a list in a single cell

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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Split content of one row into multiple rows?

Use the Google Sheets array handling features and FILTER to get the desired result =FILTER({A:A,B:B,E:E;A:A,C:C,E:E;A:A,D:D,E:E},LEN({A:A;A:A;A:A})) Note: If you spreadsheet use comma , as the ...
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How can I insert formatted links in Google Sheet concatenations?

As the OP already realized, getValue() and getValues() return a string object for cells containing an hyperlink and the value returned when the object is concatenated is the link text that the OP ...
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Join two cells data - COCATENATE not working properly

Date is a number. It's the number of days from Jan 1899. It's just formatted to look like yyyy-mm-dd. To get displayed value instead of actual value, use TO_TEXT =CONCATENATE(C2,"Dia", TO_TEXT(E2)) ...
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Concatenate using an array formula to result in last name.firstname

perhaps try it like this: =ARRAYFORMULA(IF(LEN(A:A), B:B&"."&A:A, ))
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How can I use ARRAYFORMULA (or something similar) with GOOGLETRANSLATE?

ARRAYFORMULA does not support GOOGLETRANSLATE. The best you can have is to pre-program the array like this: ={GOOGLETRANSLATE(B20, "en", "de"); GOOGLETRANSLATE(B21, "en", "de"); GOOGLETRANSLATE(...
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Duplicate then concatenate in Google Spreadsheets

Try this formula. Formula =REGEXREPLACE(REPT(A1 & ":",2),".$","") Explained First the following string is being repeated twice: RESULT_OF_A1 combined with a semicolon. The last semicolon in ...
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Split, reorder, concat inline

Use these GSheet functions to reverse the order of the words in a string. Write in cell A1 ="TRICK NO THIS IS" and in cell B1 =JOIN(" ";TRANSPOSE(SORT(TRANSPOSE(SPLIT(A1;" "));1;FALSE))) It creates ...
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CONCATENATE inside IMPORTRANGE inside Query

Yes, it's possible. But first, bear in mind that =CONCATENATE("a","b") is the same as ="a"&"b", but shorter. Example: =QUERY( IMPORTRANGE("key","A:Z"), "SELECT Col1, Col2, Col3 WHERE Col1 ...
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Calling a date with CONCATENATE is resolving to strange number

All is considered a string when you concatenate elements. Therefore you need to format the text as a date. The following formula does that. Formula ="Happy " & TEXT(B2, "dd/MM/yyyy") Reference ...
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Split Text and reorganize and concatenate back together

Assuming You provided a exact format of data, =REGEXREPLACE(F2,"(\d+) (\d+)", "$2/A$1/9")
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Query Multiple Ranges with Results in Row

We need to use five QUERY functions, one for each set of columns, but then add something else to remove the blank columns. The following formula use JOIN and SPLIT: =SPLIT(JOIN(",",IFERROR({QUERY({A2:...
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How do I concatenate the data in column B based on the data from column A?

You might try: =join(" ",FILTER(B:B,A:A=A1)) copied down to suit (I haven't because you data sample lacks consideration for those who rely on screen readers) then Copy/Paste special values only ...
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