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[SOLVED]How do I merge text in columns?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:41 am    Post subject: [SOLVED]How do I merge text in columns? Reply with quote

i'd like to know of a way to merge 3 columns of text into one word per row without absolutely any spaces. Greatly appreciate any help on this.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The CONCATENATE function?

http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_CONCATENATE_function
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the reply, didnt kno the function

but

when i type in =CONCATENATE (A1; B1; C1)

into the function box

i get Err:509 in the selected cell.


Also, I'm looking for a way to concatenate each cell of column

And when I type in

=CONCATENATE(A; B; C)

I get #NAME
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shortcut is = A1&B1&C1.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, i was actually trying to get this in result in A1, which meant it corrupted the equation, as A1 was on the other side of the equal sign too.

However, I'd like to know how to do this in bulk

I now know how to add one row

= A1&B1&C1

but when I try to add the entire columns

think

= A&B&C

I get #NAME

thanks for your responses, but I'm just a step away from what i want,.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jirimenzel wrote:
when i type in =CONCATENATE (A1; B1; C1)

into the function box i get Err:509 in the selected cell.

You shouldn't do.



jirimenzel wrote:
Also, I'm looking for a way to concatenate each cell of column

You need to grab the little box at the bottom right of D1 (or whichever with a working formula in it) and drag it down the column.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the drag down advice.

however i still can't get the main stuff right

i'm getting:



plz, help? im doomed..
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you need:
Code:
=CONCATENAR(A1;B1:C1)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunately that doesnt work either

i get

#VALOR

u cannot believe how annoying small INEXPLICABLE problems are!!

thanks anyway Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jirimenzel wrote:
u cannot believe how annoying small INEXPLICABLE problems are!!

thanks anyway Sad
This time as small as the difference between a colon and semicolon, I hope. Try this:
Code:
=CONCATENAR(A1;B1;C1)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

keme wrote:
jirimenzel wrote:
u cannot believe how annoying small INEXPLICABLE problems are!!

thanks anyway Sad
This time as small as the difference between a colon and semicolon, I hope. Try this:
Code:
=CONCATENAR(A1;B1;C1)


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