Quickly combine (merge) multiple columns or rows in Excel

Normally to combine / merge columns or rows in Excel, only the contents of first column or row will not be cleared after combining. There is no option for you to do so, if you want to keep all the data (contents) after combining. But with Kutools for Excel’s Combine (Columns or Rows) feature, you can quickly process following operations in Excel:

1. Merge or combine rows without losing data / Merge or combine multiple columns into one column

2. Merge or combine columns without losing data / Merge or combine multiple rows into one row

3. Merge or combine selected cells (multiple columns and rows) into single cell

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arrow blue right bubbleClick Kutools > Combine. See screenshot:

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arrow blue right bubble Merge or combine rows without losing data / Merge or combine multiple columns into one column

1. Please select cells which you want to merge based on row as follows (see screenshot), and then apply the utility (Click Kutools > Combine).

2. Please specify the settings as follows (see screenshot).

AYou can specify a separator to delimit the combined contents.

B
Keep contents of combined cells: it won't delete the contents from the original cells.
Delete contents of combined cells: it will delete the contents from the original cells.
Merge the combined cells: it will delete the contents from the original cells and merge them.

3. Click OK. You will see the results according to your specific settings such as follows. See screenshots:

Keep contents of combined cellsDelete contents of combined cellsMerge the combined cells

arrow blue right bubble Merge or combine columns without losting data / Merge or combine multiple rows into one row

1. Please select cells which you want to merge based on columns as follows (see screenshot), and then apply the utility (Click Kutools > Combine).

2. Please specify the settings as follows (see screenshot).

AYou can specify a separator to delimit the combined contents.

B
Keep contents of combined cells: it won't delete the contents from the original cells.
Delete contents of combined cells: it will delete the contents from the original cells.
Merge the combined cells: it will delete the contents from the original cells and merge them.

3. Click OK. You will see the results according to your specific settings such as follows. See screenshots:

Keep contents of combined cellsDelete contents of combined cellsMerge the combined cells

arrow blue right bubble Merge or combine selected cells (multiple columns and rows) into single cell

1. Please select cells which you want to merge into single as follows (see screenshot), and then apply the utility (Click Kutools > Combine).

2. Please specify the settings as follows (see screenshot).

AYou can specify a separator to delimit the combined contents.

3. Click OK. You will see the results according to your specific settings such as follows. See screenshots:

Use Space as separator
No separator (Nothing)
Other separator (/)

arrow blue right bubble Notes:

This utility supports CTRL+Z undo.

Use formatted values: it will keep the formatting of the values after merging the cells. For example, if the value in cell is "100", then you apply cell formatting to this cell and change the "100" into "$100.00 USD", so the shown value in cell is "$100.00 USD". If you checked this "Use formatted values" option, the merged content will be "$100.00 USD"; if unchecked this option, the merged content will be "100'.


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It includes more than 120 advaned functions and tools for Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013 (includes Office 365).



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