How to merge columns but not merging rows in Excel?
In some cases, you may select a range and only need to merge cells in each row (merge columns) but not merging rows in Excel as below screenshot shown. This article will show you how to achieve it with formula as well as useful add-in.
1. Select the range of cells containing the values you need to merge, and expand the selection to the right blank column to output the final merged values. Then click Kutools > Merge & Split > Combine Rows, Columns or Cells withut Losing Data.
2. In the Combine Columns or Rows dialog box, you need to:
2.1 Select Combine columns option in the To combine selected cells according to following options section;
2.2 Select a separator for separating the combined values in the Specify a separator section;
2.3 Select Right cell option in the Place the results to drop-down list;
2.4 Select Keep contents of combined cells option in the Options section;
2.5 Click the OK button. See screenshot:
Note: If you need to keep the original formatted values after combination such as date format value, please check the Use formatting values box.
Then only columns are merged in selected range as below screenshot shown.
If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.