#### Combination of text in 2 columns

```Have a list of names--
first cell contains FirstName, MI; second cell contains LastName;
Need to combine data into 3rd cell;
output of 3rd cell:
FirstName.LastName@XXX.com

What is the easiest way to do this??

```
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Utf
5/5/2010 8:33:01 PM
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```Maybe this with your names in A1 and b1

=A1&"."&B1&"@xxx.com"
--
Mike

When competing hypotheses are otherwise equal, adopt the hypothesis that
introduces the fewest assumptions while still sufficiently answering the
question.

"eintpc5146" wrote:

> Have a list of names--
> first cell contains FirstName, MI; second cell contains LastName;
> Need to combine data into 3rd cell;
> output of 3rd cell:
> FirstName.LastName@XXX.com
>
> What is the easiest way to do this??
>
```
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Utf
5/5/2010 8:37:01 PM
```Thanks Mike, it helped.  I am, however, picking up the middle initial and I
don't need it. How do I keep it out?
Thanks!
ei

"Mike H" wrote:

> Maybe this with your names in A1 and b1
>
> =A1&"."&B1&"@xxx.com"
> --
> Mike
>
> When competing hypotheses are otherwise equal, adopt the hypothesis that
> introduces the fewest assumptions while still sufficiently answering the
> question.
>
>
> "eintpc5146" wrote:
>
> > Have a list of names--
> > first cell contains FirstName, MI; second cell contains LastName;
> > Need to combine data into 3rd cell;
> > output of 3rd cell:
> > FirstName.LastName@XXX.com
> >
> > What is the easiest way to do this??
> > Thanks for your help!
> >
```
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Utf
5/5/2010 9:36:01 PM
```Try inserting a column between a & b. Select B1 and click insert, column.
Then Highlight the names in column A. Select Data, text to columns. Choose a
comma as the delimiter, and click finish. Column A should now contain just
the first name, and column B the middle initial. You can delete column B if
you don't need it, and then Mike's formula will give you what you want.

Jim

"eintpc5146" <eintpc5146@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:35DB76D1-0CA0-4DB8-931F-359E6DA02BFD@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Mike, it helped.  I am, however, picking up the middle initial and
> I
> don't need it. How do I keep it out?
> Thanks!
> ei
>
> "Mike H" wrote:
>
>> Maybe this with your names in A1 and b1
>>
>> =A1&"."&B1&"@xxx.com"
>> --
>> Mike
>>
>> When competing hypotheses are otherwise equal, adopt the hypothesis that
>> introduces the fewest assumptions while still sufficiently answering the
>> question.
>>
>>
>> "eintpc5146" wrote:
>>
>> > Have a list of names--
>> > first cell contains FirstName, MI; second cell contains LastName;
>> > Need to combine data into 3rd cell;
>> > output of 3rd cell:
>> > FirstName.LastName@XXX.com
>> >
>> > What is the easiest way to do this??
>> > Thanks for your help!
>> >

```
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Jim
5/7/2010 12:01:34 AM
```eintpc5146;951517 Wrote:
> Have a list of names--
> first cell contains FirstName, MI; second cell contains LastName;
> Need to combine data into 3rd cell;
> output of 3rd cell:
> FirstName.LastName@XXX.com
>
> What is the easiest way to do this??

You can use this formula directly to get the required name
=CONCATENATE(LEFT(A1,SEARCH(",",A1,1)-1)," "&B1)

Ex: A1 has Bert, P and B1 has Nelson, the above pulls "Bert Nelson" to
C1

all the best

--
bala_vb
```
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bala_vb
5/7/2010 3:37:00 AM

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