## Merge and Combine Columns without Losing Data in Excel

If you merge multiple columns of data in Excel (no matter which Excel version you are using), only the left column of data will be kept, and the data of other columns will be deleted, if you apply the "**Merge and Center**" command from **Home** tab on the **Alignment** panel. This tutorial is talking about how to merge or combine different columns of data into one column.

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** Merge columns of data into one column with formula**

Supposing you have columns of data and you need to combine the data into one column, as shown in the following screenshots, you can deal with it with some formulas:

Merge columns of data without spaces between the data: *=A1&B1&C1&…*

Merge columns of data with spaces between the data: *=A1&" "&B1&" "&C1&…*

1. In cell E1, please enter the formula “=A1&B1&C1” or “=A1&" "&B1&" "&C1”.

2. Then press **Enter** key and select the cell E1, drag the fill handle over the range of cells that you want to apply this formula.

3. And the columns of data have been merged into one column. As they are formulas, you need to copy and paste them as values when you want to paste them to other places. See screenshots:

** Quickly merge columns of data without losing data with Kutools for Excel**

You can use the third party add-in **Kutools for Excel** to quickly merge multiple columns.

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After installing **Kutools for Excel**, please click **Kutools** > **Combine**. See screenshot:

1. Select the columns of data that you want to merge.

2. In the **Combine Columns & Rows** dialog box, specify the options that you need. See screenshot:

(1.)Select (2.)Specify a separator for the combined data. (3.)Specify how you want to deal with the combined cells. You can keep or delete contents from those combined cells, and you can also merge those combined cells. |

3. Then click **OK** to combine multiple columns into one column without losing data. You will get the following results:

Keep contents of combined cells | Delete contents of combined cells | Merge the combined cells |

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## Comments

Just Paste as Values only! Works well!

And a thankyou!

My formula is A&B&C, Eg: MyNameIs.

After I paste new data replacing A, B and C, the result in the formula became My NameIs. How can I merge it as MyNameIs? I have dechecked all delimiters but it doesnt work.

Quoting yippy:

Merge columns of data with spaces between the data: =A1&" "&B1&" "&C1&…I need to make another worksheet that has all the same info in each cell but have it in a single column, I am at a loss as how this might be done without cutting and pasting each column. How do i combine multiple columns into one column?

(I should end up with one column and 4921 rows )

Hello, you can get it done according to:http://www.extendoffice.com/product/kutools-for-excel/excel-transform-column-to-row.html##4

Many thanks.

Much appreciate your help!!!

Such as 2007 + 001 + 024 to get 2007001024 but when use the formula I get 2007124. Thanks. (The columns merging are number fields)

I tried it with the columns formatted to text then use the =A1&B1&C1 worked just fine--did not drop the 0s

If I am merging two columns that have LNAME and FNAME, is there a way to add a comma between so as to have LNAME, FNAME?

Thanks again!

Marcy

Marcy