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Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Combining Columns.
There may be times when you have a need to concatenate cells together. For instance, you may have information in three columns, but you want it combined together into the first column of each row. The following macro, StuffTogether, will do just that. It examines the range of cells you select, and then moves everything from each cell in a row into the first cell of the row.
Sub StuffTogether() Dim FirstCol As Integer, FirstRow As Integer Dim ColCount As Integer, RowCount As Integer Dim ThisCol As Integer, ThisRow As Integer Dim J As Integer, K As Integer Dim MyText As String FirstCol = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Column FirstRow = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Row ColCount = ActiveWindow.Selection.Columns.Count RowCount = ActiveWindow.Selection.Rows.Count For J = 1 To RowCount ThisRow = FirstRow + J - 1 MyText = "" For K = 1 To ColCount ThisCol = FirstCol + K - 1 MyText = MyText & Cells(ThisRow, ThisCol).Text & " " Cells(ThisRow, ThisCol).Value = "" Next K MyText = Trim(MyText) Cells(ThisRow, FirstCol).Value = MyText Next J End Sub
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2116) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Combining Columns.
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