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In Microsoft Excel, you can use a macro to concatenate the data in two adjacent columns and display the result in the column to the right of the columns that contain your data. This article contains a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro (Sub procedure) to accomplish this.
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Sample Visual Basic Procedure
NOTE: The statement ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).FormulaR1C1 can be replaced with the statement ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Formula. They can be used with equal success if you are using text and numbers only (not formulas). The R1C1 used at the end of the first statement refers to row one, column one and is the form used in examples in Help.
To Use the Macro in Microsoft Excel 97
To Use the Macro in Microsoft Excel 5.0 or 7.0
For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163435/EN-US/ )VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/226118/EN-US/ )OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications