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How to Append in Google Sheets (Easiest Way in 2024)

How to Append in Google Sheets Using the CONCATENATE Function 

Follow the steps below to append text in Google Sheets using the CONCATENATE function. 

1. Open Google Sheets Document

Start by opening the Google Sheets document where you want to append text.

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2. Select an Empty Cell for Output

Click on an empty cell where you want the appended result to appear.

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3. Type CONCATENATE Formula in Formula Bar

Type =CONCATENATE(A2, " - Completed") into the formula bar. Replace A1 with the cell reference containing your original text.

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4. Execute Formula with Enter Key

Press enter to apply the formula. Your original text and the appended text will now be combined in the new cell.

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How to Append in Google Sheets Using & Operator

Follow the steps below to append text in Google Sheets Using & Operator. 

1. Access Required Google Sheets

Open the Google Sheets where you need to append text.

2. Identify and Select Output Cell

Choose an empty cell for the output of your appended text.

3. Input & Operator Formula in Formula Bar

Type =A2 & " - Completed" into the formula bar, where A1 is the cell with your initial text.

4. Press Enter to Combine Text

After pressing enter, the cell will display your original text followed by the appended text.

How to Append in Google Sheets Using the TEXTJOIN Function 

Follow the steps below to append text in Google Sheets using the TEXTJOIN function.

1. Navigate to Google Sheets File

Access the Google Sheets file where you intend to append text.

2. Choose an Empty Cell for Combined Text

Click on an empty cell where you want the combined text to show.

3. Enter TEXTJOIN Formula in Formula Bar

Type =TEXTJOIN(" - ", TRUE, A2, "Completed") into the formula bar. Change A1 to your specific cell reference. This formula uses " - " as a delimiter between the original and appended text, TRUE to ignore empty cells, A1 as the original text, and "Completed" as the text to append.

4. Apply Formula by Pressing Enter

Hit enter to execute the formula. You will see the original and appended texts merged in the cell.

We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to append in Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to download images from Google Sheets or our article on how to randomize a list in Google Sheets.

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