Stop Excel being excel

Kevineamon

New Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2018
Messages
27
Strange title I know, soz...

k so here's the thing. Say you had a list
a
b
c
d
e
f

Now when it gets to `f` I want it to go to
a1
b1 and so on

so I made a lil list on a adjacent column
1
2
3
4

I'm saying to excel:- ok when you complete the first list, then CONCAT `A` & (cell ref for #1 ).

But it's not taking the 1.
This is what it's doing instead --- if `F` was on row 7 - It's concating A and 7.

You'd have thought you could simply use the $ symbol but no.... soon as you put that in a larger formula, excel returns to doing it's thing.

I think there's some type of keyboard shortcut for this, to change the way excel applies the formula, but dang if I can remember what it is.
 

Excel Facts

Whats the difference between CONCAT and CONCATENATE?
The newer CONCAT function can reference a range of cells. =CONCATENATE(A1,A2,A3,A4,A5) becomes =CONCAT(A1:A5)

philwojo

Well-known Member
Joined
May 10, 2013
Messages
533
Why don't you post your actual formula and some sample data with specific cells that things are in, it might be easier to help you than talking in abstracts.
 

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