Problem (question) with CONCATENATE function

ericcartman

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Hello guys, and thanks in advance if someone is willing to help me with this issue.

I have excel file for generating invoices. Now I need 2D barcode. I decided to buy Tbarcode plugin. But for that plugin to work, all data needs to be in one cell (16 lines, divides with newline)
I am sending screenshot. Maybe there is an easier way to do it with PowerQuery? I googled for a few hours and didn't find anything useful for my example :oops:
So this are my problems:
- in barcode field (on the right) text is without newline so barcode cannot be generated with needed values - so I need it exactly as in cell B2 in separate lines
- cell B2: Lines in blue needs to be transfered from 4 different cells into this one large for barcode generator. Is is irrelevant which ones so I called them B11-B14 now, and lines colored green are fixed values.
 

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GraH

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Maybe you can try = Textjoin(char(10), TRUE, Range)

PS: consider posting sample data using the XL2BB.

Power Query example + formula solution:
Book1
ABCDEFG
1
2Barcode DataFormulaPQ
3Line 1Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 Line 5 Line 6 Line 7 Line 8 Line 9 Line 10 Line 11 Line 12 Line 13 Line 14 Line 15 Line 16Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 Line 5 Line 6 Line 7 Line 8 Line 9 Line 10 Line 11 Line 12 Line 13 Line 14 Line 15 Line 16
4Line 2
5Line 3
6Line 4
7Line 5
8Line 6
9Line 7
10Line 8
11Line 9
12Line 10
13Line 11
14Line 12
15Line 13
16Line 14
17Line 15
18Line 16
Sheet1
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
D3D3=TEXTJOIN(CHAR(10),TRUE,Table1[Barcode Data])


Code:
let
    Source = Excel.CurrentWorkbook(){[Name="Table1"]}[Content],
    #"Changed Type" = Text.Combine(Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Barcode Data", type text}})[Barcode Data], "#(lf)")
in
    #"Changed Type"
 
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ericcartman

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wow thanks for fast reply GraH. Excatly what I needed. It works (I just needed to "wrap text" for D3)
 

GraH

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Yes, wrapping is needed. Must think to mention those things explicitely.
Glad it worked out for you.
 

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