Generating logins from first and last name fields

ckroon

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Hey all TIA for the help.

Newb here, but I am a fast learner.

I have to generate hundreds of login names for users, the typical first initallastname configuration.
How can I do this with excel.. I have a worksheet with two columns, first name and last name.

How do I pluck the desired letters from the cells? First letter from cell one, then all of cell two, no spaces between them.

Thanks!
 

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Tazguy37

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With the first name in Column A, last name in Column B, try this for your result cell (I used Column C):

=LEFT(A1)&B1

and copy down the column.

Hope that helps!
 
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