I am using Concatenate in a calculated column to combine information from two columns in a list like this =CONCATENATE(A2, ", ",B2," feet"). Can you help me with a formula that would leave the field blank when the respective cell for column A is blank instead of returning ", feet"? Column B would always be empty if column A is empty.

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Just add a conditional check for column A to be blank.

=IF(A<>"",CONCATENATE(A,", ",B, " feet"),"")

If A isn't blank, it'll return the concatenation, otherwise it returns an empty string.

  • There it is! That did the trick. Thanks very much.
    – Mrs. W
    Jul 15, 2014 at 18:36
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    Jul 16, 2014 at 5:46

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