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How to add prefix or suffix to range of cells in Excel?

Sometimes you need to add common text to the beginning or end of all cells in some cases. Of course, you can add the prefix or suffix to each cell one by one. However, work goes hard and time-consuming when there are numerous cells. This article will show you some tips about adding prefix or suffix to selected range of cells in Excel easily.


Add prefix or suffix to all cells with formulas

The Excel's concatenate function can insert prefix or suffix for a single cell quickly.

1. Enter the function of =CONCATENATE("Food - ",A1) in a blank cell, says Cell C1, and then drag this cell's AutoFill handle across the range that you want to fill. And all of the cells have been added the specific prefix text. See screenshot:. See screenshot:

You can use the concatenate function to insert prefix, suffix, or both of suffix and prefix as follows:

Enter formulas Results in cells
= Concatenate ("Food - ", A1) Food - Apple
=Concatenate (A1, " - Fruit") Apple - Fruit
=Concatenate ("Food - ", A1, " - Fruit") Food – Apple - Fruit

Easily add common text to the beginning or end of all cells (prefix or suffix) in Excel

It’s easy to fill all cells with same content in a column with the AutoFill feature. But, how to add same prefix or suffix to all cells in a column? Comparing to type the prefix or suffix to each cell separately, Kutools for Excel’s Add Text utility provides an easy workaround to get it done with several clicks only.


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Add prefix or suffix to all cells with VBA

You can also deal with this problem with the following VBA code:

1. Select the range that you want to insert the prefix or suffix.

2. Click Developer > Visual Basic, and a new Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window will display, click Insert > Module, and then input the following code:

VBA: Add prefix to the text:

Sub AddTextOnLeft()
'Updateby20131128
Dim Rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
Dim addStr As String
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
addStr = Application.InputBox("Add text", xTitleId, "", Type:=2)
For Each Rng In WorkRng
    Rng.Value = addStr & Rng.Value
Next
End Sub

VBA: Add suffix to the text:

Sub AddTextOnRight()
'Updateby20131128
Dim Rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
Dim addStr As String
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
addStr = Application.InputBox("Add text", xTitleId, "", Type:=2)
For Each Rng In WorkRng
    Rng.Value = Rng.Value & addStr
Next
End Sub

3. Then click Run button or press the F5 key to run the VBA.

4. And now please specify the range you will add prefix or suffix for into the first KutoolsforExcel dialog box and click the OK button, and then type the suffix or prefix you will add into the second KutoolsforExcel dialog box and click the OK button. See below screenshots:
     
Now the specified suffix or prefix has been added into each selected cell as below screenshot shown:


Add prefix or suffix to all cells with Kutools for Excel

You may be not familiar with functions and VBA code in Excel. And this Add Text utility of Kutools for Excel will help you insert prefix or suffix to any selected ranges quickly.

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1.  Select the cells that you want to add prefix or suffix, and click  Kutools > Text > Add Text, see screenshot:

2. In the Add Text dialog box, enter your prefix or suffix in the Text box, check the Before first character option (for adding prefix) or After last character option (for adding suffix) as you need, and click the Ok button.
And now the specified prefix or suffix is adding to each selected cells at once. See screenshot:


Demo: add prefix or suffix to multiple cells with Kutools for Excel


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Remove prefix or suffix (same number of characters) from beginning/right/end of cells in Excel

Kutools for Excel's Remove By Position feature eases you removing the prefix or suffix (certain number of characters) from beginning/end/specified position of text string in cells.


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hey,
I am doing product coding for some jeweler products but i dont know excel so much, i would like to ask a question to you with an example
like if i have any hoop earring so for earring my code id "E" and for hoop my code is "HP" and "23" for year in which design was made and "09" for the month in which the design was made and "001" for the sequence no of the design made in that month. i want to code it like "EHP2309001". could you please tell me a formula for that or do i need to prepare a different chart for it to use it with V lookup?
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I have Product code which start from 1 to 99 but i want to add prefix that the product code should start from 0001 and end at 0099.
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Hi, you can simply change the cell format for these cells by selecting them and pressing Ctrl + 1, and then selecting Custom on the Number tab, and typing "0000" in the Type: textbox.
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How do I prefix a letter to a date in the format "Cmmddyy".

Example. A1 contains date in format mm/dd/yy (let's say 01/31/18)

I want A2 to show "C013118".
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Use this formula in A2:
=IF(A1<>"","C"&IF(MONTH(A1)>=10,MONTH(A1),"0"&MONTH(A1))&DAY(A1)&RIGHT(YEAR(A1),2),"")
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Hi, does any one how to add two numbers in one cell. For example, X 2.2 3.6 0.9 1.2 and I want to add each number with its rank, Like; X 2.2 (2) 3.6 (1) 0.9 (4) 1.2 (3) and these rank must be bold and with different colour.
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thanks very much for KUTOOLS FOR EXCEL
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I have filtered the cloumn and i have to apply TC001 till TC0209 on the filtered cells, could anyone please help me with this
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i have single alphabets in different cell, say 10 cell with different....how can add these alphabets in one cell i.e. total no. of alphabets in one cell
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arihhurthj hshsjsyshsj shshydjdj shshssj shshdj shshjddj Please tell me how to add new line with character GO after every line.
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Need Help, I want to add character in Excell Example Cell No A1 Show A so next cell A2 show B I want to show B in next cell
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