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Excel Formula: Add country code or area code to phone number

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-03-04

When you import phone numbers from some devices to a worksheet, it may lost the country code and area code. Here this tutorial provides two simple formula to quickly add same country code and area code to a list of phone numbers in Excel.
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Generic formula:





Country_code: the country code you want to add to the phone number, it can be in number format, text format, such as “86”, “+86”, “(86)”.
Area_code: the area code you want to add to the phone number, it can be in number format or text format, such as “20”, “+20”, “20-”.
Phone_num: the number you used to add country code and area code, it can be in number format, text format, such as “44243342”, “442-433-42”.

How this formula work

Supposing the phone number in cell B3, area code in cell E3, country code in cell F3, please use below formula:




Press Enter key, the area code and country code have been added in the front of the phone number.
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CONCATENATE function is used to join two or more texts items from multiple cells into one.

Sample File

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