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Excel TEXTJOIN Function

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2019-12-20

The Excel TEXTJOIN function joins multiple values from a row, column or a range of cells with specific delimiter.


=TEXTJOIN (delimiter, ignore_empty, text1, [text2], ...)


Delimiter (Required): The separator that is inserted between each combined text;

Ignore_empty (Required): Determine whether to ignore the empty cells;

  • If TRUE, the empty cells will be ignored;
  • If FALSE, the empty cells will be included.

Text1 (Required): The first text to be joined;

[Text2],… (Optional): The additional texts to be joined.

Return Value

Concatenated text value

Function Notes

The TEXTJOIN is only available in Office 2019 and 365.


Join texts with certain delimiter ignoring or including empty cells

As the below screenshot shown, you want to join texts in different columns with comma and ignore or include all empty cells. Please do as follows.

Example 1: Join texts with comma ignoring empty cells

1. Select a blank cell (F3), copy the below formula into it to get the result.

2. Keep the result cell selecting, and drag the Fill Handle to apply the formula to other cells.

Example 2: Join texts with comma including empty cells

Select a blank cell, copy the below formula into it and then drag the Fill Handle to apply the formula to other cells to get all concatenated texts including empty cells. See below screenshot:

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