Concatenate doesn't work

wotonka

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I'm stuck, and am sure I will feel silly should someone offer a solution: I inherited a spreadsheet. Cell A1 contains the numerical value 7.5. Cell B1 contains the text "Hp". I tried to concatenate cells A1 and B1, and with this spreadsheet, get #value! as the concatenated result (within C1). All cells A1,B1,and C1 are formatted as "general". If I open a new workbook and repeat this, it works perfectly (result is 7.5Hp). Within the inherited spreadsheet, I have tried CONCATENATE(TEXT(A1,"0"),B1) which works, but I prefer to not have to stick with this method of defining cell A1 as text. Thank you so much for helping !!
This message was edited by wotonka on 2002-09-29 07:03
 

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Barrie Davidson

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On 2002-09-29 06:58, wotonka wrote:
I'm stuck, and am sure I will feel silly should someone offer a solution: I inherited a spreadsheet. Cell A1 contains the numerical value 7.5. Cell B1 contains the text "Hp". I tried to concatenate cells A1 and B1, and with this spreadsheet, get #value! as the concatenated result (within C1). All cells A1,B1,and C1 are formatted as "general". If I open a new workbook and repeat this, it works perfectly (result is 7.5Hp). Within the inherited spreadsheet, I have tried CONCATENATE(TEXT(A1,"0"),B1) which works, but I prefer to not have to stick with this method of defining cell A1 as text. Thank you so much for helping !!
This message was edited by wotonka on 2002-09-29 07:03

Can you send me your spreadsheet? Concatenating cells, using your example, works fine for me. It would help to actually see the spreadsheet to troubleshoot the problem.

Regards,
 

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