Use of the EXCEL formula function to copy data and insert an asterik on both ends of output.

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Excel 2003
Excel formulas
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel formulas
Is there a method to use the formula function to copy the contents entered in one cell (A2) into cell B2 with the addition of an asterisk '*' on both ends of the copied text? An example being - Enter 'H123456' in A2, with the output in B2 being '*H123456*'
ASKED: November 26, 2008  4:27 PM
UPDATED: August 16, 2013  4:43 PM

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Hi,

Try this :-

=CONCATENATE(“*”;A2;”*”)

Regards,

Martin Gilbert.

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or
==(“*”&A2&”*”)

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