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In Microsoft Excel, you can use a macro to concatenate the data in two adjacent columns and to 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 (VBA) macro (Sub procedure) to accomplish this.
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Sample Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro
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.
How to use the macro in Microsoft Office Excel 2007
How to use the macro in Microsoft Office Excel 2003 and in earlier versions of Excel
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(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/226118/ )List of resources that are available to help you learn Visual Basic for Applications programming
Article ID: 213477 - Last Review: September 18, 2011 - Revision: 6.0