Concatenate Not working for text

MaryWI

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In cell A1 40 (formated as text)
In cell B1 . (formated as text)
In cell C1 23000.14 (formated as text)

When using the wizard to concatenate the three cells together the wizard comes up with the correct answer 40.23000.14. However, the cell is displaying the formula and not the result. =CONCATENATE(A1,B1,C1)
 

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Oaktree

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Format the cell with the formula as something other than text (then press F2 and ENTER to recalculate the cell once you've changed the format).
 

yee388

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If the result cell was formatted as text before you entered the formula, it will display the formula, not hte result. You'll need to delete the contents, change the number format of the result cell to "General" then re-enter the =CONCATENATE() formula.

Hope it helps!
 

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