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Excel error merging columns - "multiple data values"

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by tech008, Sep 20, 2011.

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    I'm trying to do a simple 2 column merge in an Excel file. The idea is to put both first and last names (currently in 2 separate columns) into one column. There is more data in the worksheet, address, telelphone etc - in other columns.

    When the name columns are selected, then FORMAT CELLS, then ALIGNMENT, MERGE CELLS, it comes back with -

    "The selection contains multiple data values. Merging into one cell will keep the upper-left most data only"

    There's text only in all the cells in both columns.

    When I click on OK - like yea, do it anyway - both first and last name columns are blank - and there is no merged column.



    I have also tried to use the CONCATENATE function and it works great for 1 cell at a time, but does not do entire columns...

    Is there another step I've missed in this ?

    Thanks...
     
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