Multiple concatenate

dommiepie

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Is there a simple way to concatenate cells more than once....

For example, in Column A, the values in first 4 rows are A,B,C & D.
In Column B, the values in first 4 rows are 1,2,3 & 4.

I want to concatenate each value in Column A with each value in Column B, so in Column C I would get a list that looks like A1,A2,A3,A4,B1,B2...etc, and ultimately end up with 16 concatenated values.

Any help much appreciated.
 

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GlennUK

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Look at the recommended add-ins and links at the top of the forum, and download the MOREFUNC add-in. This enables you to use a function called MCONCAT which does exactly what you want.
 

just_jon

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If downloads are a problem, then you can substitute ACONCAT for MCONCAT.

The code coes in a standard module, e.g. Module1.

<font face=Courier New><SPAN style="color:#00007F">Function</SPAN> aconcat(a <SPAN style="color:#00007F">As</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Variant</SPAN>, <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Optional</SPAN> sep <SPAN style="color:#00007F">As</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">String</SPAN> = "") <SPAN style="color:#00007F">As</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">String</SPAN>
<SPAN style="color:#007F00">' Harlan Grove, Mar 2002</SPAN>
    <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Dim</SPAN> y <SPAN style="color:#00007F">As</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Variant</SPAN>

    <SPAN style="color:#00007F">If</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">TypeOf</SPAN> a <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Is</SPAN> Range <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Then</SPAN>
        <SPAN style="color:#00007F">For</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Each</SPAN> y <SPAN style="color:#00007F">In</SPAN> a.Cells
            aconcat = aconcat & y.Value & sep
        <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Next</SPAN> y
    <SPAN style="color:#00007F">ElseIf</SPAN> IsArray(a) <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Then</SPAN>
        <SPAN style="color:#00007F">For</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Each</SPAN> y <SPAN style="color:#00007F">In</SPAN> a
            aconcat = aconcat & y & sep
        <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Next</SPAN> y
    <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Else</SPAN>
        aconcat = aconcat & a & sep
    <SPAN style="color:#00007F">End</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">If</SPAN>

    aconcat = Left(aconcat, Len(aconcat) - Len(sep))
<SPAN style="color:#00007F">End</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Function</SPAN>
</FONT>
 
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