This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel CONCATENATE function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Excel CONCATENATE function allows you to join 2 or more strings together.
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel CONCATENATE function is:
CONCATENATE( text1, text2, ... text_n )
The CONCATENATE function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
The CONCATENATE function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:
Let's look at some Excel CONCATENATE function examples and explore how to use the CONCATENATE function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following CONCATENATE examples would return:
=CONCATENATE(A1, A2) Result: "Alphabet" =CONCATENATE("Tech on the ", "Net") Result: "Tech on the Net" =CONCATENATE(A1, "bet soup") Result: "Alphabet soup"
Question:For an IF statement in Excel, I want to combine text and a value.
For example, I want to put an equation for work hours and pay. If I am paid more than I should be, I want it to read how many hours I owe my boss. But if I work more than I am paid for, I want it to read what my boss owes me (hours*Pay per Hour).
I tried the following:
=IF(A2<0,"I owe boss" abs(A2) "Hours","Boss owes me" abs(A2)*15 "dollars")
Is it possible or do I have to do it in 2 separate cells? (one for text and one for the value)
Answer: There are two ways that you can concatenate text and values. The first is by using the & character to concatenate:
=IF(A2<0,"I owe boss " & ABS(A2) & " Hours","Boss owes me " & ABS(A2)*15 & " dollars")
Or the second method is to use the CONCATENATE function:
=IF(A2<0,CONCATENATE("I owe boss ", ABS(A2)," Hours"), CONCATENATE("Boss owes me ", ABS(A2)*15, " dollars"))
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