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Teeboy

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can anybody tell me why this works...

=TEXT("My name is "&Sheet2!A1,)

And this does'nt

=TEXT("My name is "&Sheet2!A1)
:confused:
 

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IML

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The text function requires two arguments. By including the , you are recognizing the second argurment, although by leaving it blank you are probably having it default to a general format. Better form, in my opinion would be
="My name is "&Sheet2!A1

or
="My phone number is "&text(Sheet2!A1,"000-0000")
 

MycroftII

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Sep 30, 2004
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The TEXT function requires always two arguments, therefore your second version doesn't work. The first argument usually is a number, second argument the format, that the text should have.

However, "Text" & Sheet2!A1 already converts the number in Sheet2!A1 to a string. Therefore, the TEXT function doesn't need any format anymore - as it does nothing! Hence, you could also only write:

="Text "&Sheet2!A1
 

Tazguy37

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The TEXT() function does require two arguments, so your second example shouldn't work. Why it accepts a null argument, though, I'm not sure. There isn't a default format (at least that's documented) and you can't use the General format (in XL2K, anyway).
 

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