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How to quickly combine text and date into same cell in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-04-23

Supposing you have two columns which one contains text strings and another is filled with date, now, you want to combine these two columns to get the following screenshot result. Most of us may concatenate the two columns directly, but the date will be displayed as integer number. This article, I will introduce some effective methods to correctly combine text and date into one cell in Excel.

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Combine text and date into one cell with formulas

Combine text and date into one cell with Kutools for Excel

The following formulas may help you to combine the text column and date column into one, please do as follows:

1. Enter this formula =A2&" " &TEXT(B2,"mm/dd/yyyy") into a blank cell besides your data, see screenshot:

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2. Then drag the fill handle down to the cells to apply this formula, and you can see, the text and date have been combined together in one cell.

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1. Except the above formula, here is another formula also can help you: =CONCATENATE(A2," ",TEXT(B2,"mm/dd/yyyy")), please choose one you like.

2. As you can see, I combine the text and date with a space, if you like to separate the text and date with other punctuations, you can type the punctuation between the double quotation marks as you need. For example, to combine the text and date with a dash:=A2&" - " &TEXT(B2,"mm/dd/yyyy").

3. If there are date and date columns need to be combined, please apply any of the following formulas:

=TEXT(A2,"mm/dd/yyy")&" - " &TEXT(B2,"mm/dd/yyyy")


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If you have installed Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Select the data range that you want to combine.

2. Click Kutools > Merge & SplitCombine Rows, Columnc or Cells without Losing Data, see screenshot:

3. In the Combine Columns or Rows dialog box, do the following operations:

  • (1.) Select Combine columns option;
  • (2.) Choose a separator for your combined contents you need under the Specify a separator section;
  • (3.) Specify the place for your result, you can put them in the left cell or the right cell;
  • (4.) Choose one option for your data range, you can keep or delete other cells after combining the cell contents, and you can also merge those combined cells.

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4. After finishing the settings, click OK to close this dialog, and the data have been combined into one cell which separated by your specified separator, see screenshots:

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Keep contents of combined cells Delete contents of combined cells Merge the combined cells
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Note: This utility also can be applied to combining two date cells.

Click to know more details about this Combine function of Kutools for Excel.

With the Combine function, you can finish the following problems quickly and conveniently.

Merge and Combine Columns without Losing Data in Excel

Merge and Combine Rows without Losing Data in Excel

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benim söyle bir şablona ihtiyacım var. Serdar Mart 81 de doğdu. Mart 81 kısmını başka bir hücreden alacağım. yazdığım formülde ay-yıl yerine rakamsal olarak görünüm çıkıyor. yardım eder misiniz
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Could you explain your problem by using English? And it is best to upload the attachmnet or screenshot here for describing your problem.
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hola, saludos. como puedo combinar la fecha de hoy con un valor de otra celda, por ejemplo, en la celda A tengo el numero 5, entonces en la celda B quiero que aparezca la fecha de hoy con la celda A, asi ='19-05-22'!A1 pero la idea es que pueda hacer los mismo pero poniendo la fecha del dia anterior para que cada dia me de el valor de A1 que va cambiando dia a dia. les agradezco su ayuda
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I Want to do enter in one headind row thats automatically fixed same another named data = EXAMPLE -  NAME     VALUE        NAME     VALUE
TRP    6000        ERD    2000        when we have to enter ERD Value 2000 this need to automatically insert correct name 
TRY    4000        TRP    6000
ERD    2000        TRY    4000
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Hello, SHANMUGAM,Sorry that I can't fully understand your question. If you don't mind, could you please be more specific? And please kindly send screenshot of 
your problem. Thanks!
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i want to set auto date with time in one cell ... Example ROTN_26/Dec @ 07 PM            
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Hello, SHANMUGAM,Maybe the following formula can help you:="ROTN"&"_"&TEXT(TODAY(),"DD/MMM")&" "&"@"&" "&TEXT(NOW(),"HH AM/PM")
Please try, thank you!
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