Combining multiple cells into one cell with a specified character

This post will guide you how to combine multiple cells in a row or column into one cell with a specified character, such as: comma, hash, space, semicolon and so on. How to achieve it? And this post will let you learn two ways to combine or merge range of cells in a row or column into one cell in excel.

Combining multiple cells into one with hash character using excel formula

Assuming that you want to combine a range of cells within a row, such as: A1:A3. You can use the concatenation operator to create an excel formula to merge multiple cells in a row into one cell with a specified character hash sign.

You can enter the following formula into a blank cell, such as: D1 and then press Enter key to apply this formula.

=A1&"#"&B1&"#"&C1

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Of course, if you want to combine range of cells (A1:A3) in a column into one cell (A4), then you can try to enter the below formula into Cell A4, and then press Enter key to apply this formula.

=A1&"#"&A2&"#"&A3

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Combining multiple cells into one with hash character using VBA User defined function

You can also write a User Defined Function in excel VBA to merge the range of cells in a row or column into one cell.

1# open your excel workbook and then click on “Visual Basic” command under DEVELOPER Tab, or just press “ALT+F11” shortcut.

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2# then the “Visual Basic Editor” window will appear.

3# click “Insert” ->”Module” to create a new module

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4# paste the below VBA code into the code window. Then clicking “Save” button.

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Function CombineCellsIntoOneWithSpace(sourceRange As Excel.Range) As String
    Dim finalValue As String
    Dim cell As Excel.Range
    For Each cell In sourceRange.Cells
        finalValue = finalValue + CStr(cell.Value) + " "
    Next cell
    CombineCellsIntoOneWithSpace = finalValue
End Function

5# back to the current worksheet, try to enter the below formula to merge the range of cells A1:C1 to only one cell D3.

=CombineCellsIntoOneWithSpace(A1:A3)

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