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    Concatenation (xp & 2003)

    I have a strange situation where a concatenated cell from 2 other cells only gives back the formula and not the cantenation results. I attached the worksheet. what am i doing incorrectly.

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    Re: Concatenation (xp & 2003)

    The cells in C2 and down are formatted as Text, so anything you type in them, including formulas is interpreted as literal text. Use Format | Cells to set the format for column C to General, then re-enter the formula in C2 and fill down.
    You'll have to adjust row height to see all content, since the cells are also set to wrap text.

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    Re: Concatenation (xp & 2003)

    Thank you sir.

    How were you able to determine that the cells are formatted as Text?

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    Re: Concatenation (xp & 2003)

    He selected the cell
    Format - Cells
    In the Number (tab) "TEXT" is selected as the format...

    This is typically the problem if/when Formulas are displayed instead of values in a cell

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    Re: Concatenation (xp & 2003)

    using Excel 2003, you can identify whether it is formatted as text by looking if there is a smart tag,
    or if the number you type into a cell is on the left side.
    Hope this is helpful

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    Re: Concatenation (xp & 2003)

    > or if the number you type into a cell is on the left side.

    That's a bit tricky - the cell could have been formatted to left align the contents, so you'd have to inspect the Format | Cells dialog too.

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