How to combine the first initial and last name into one cell in Excel?
If there are two columns in a worksheet, one lists first names, the another one contains last names, how can you combine the initial of the first name and last name into one cell as below screenshot shown? In this tutorial, I introduce some tricks on handling this problem in Excel.
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Here have two formulas can help you combine initial of first name and last name into one, choose one of them to use.
=CONCATENATE(LEFT(A1,1)," ", B1)
=LEFT(A1,1) & " " & B1
Type the formula into the cell you want to place the combined result, press Enter to get the combined name.
In the formula, it concatenate names with space, you can change " " to other delimiter as you need.
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