How to join text from two or more cells into one cell separated by commas, space

This post explains that how to join multiple cells into one cell with commas or space character in excel.  How to combine text from two or more cells into one cell with space, commas or others specific characters as delimiter.

Join text from two or more cells with commas

You can merge text from two or more cells into one cell using a combination of the SUBSTITUTE function, the TRIM function and concatenation operator to create an excel formula.

For example, if you just want to combine cells from a range A1:C1 to a cell with commas, just use concatenation operator as follows:

=A1&", "&B1&", "&C1

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If some of values in Cells are empty, you can use the concatenation operator to join text from all cells, and then you need to use TRIM function to remove all space character from text string except for single space between

All words. Then you can use the SUBSTITUTE function to replace all empty strings with comma.

So you can use the following excel formula:

=SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(A1&" "&B1&" "&C1))

Let’s see how this formula works:

= A1&” “&B1&” “&C1

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You will see that there are multiple empty string between words.

 

=TRIM(A1&” “&B1&” “&C1)

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This formula removes empty strings from the text string and just leaves one space between all words.

 

=SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(A1&” “&B1&” “&C1),” “,”,”)

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The SUBSTITUTE function replaces all space characters with commas.


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