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# excel – How to retrieve 2 values from different cells and format them in a different cell?

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Here is what my spreadsheet looks like: In A13 I want to display:

Team1 vs. Team2

where Team1 would be the content from cell B5 and Team2 the content from cell B6…

How can I achieve that?

In the picture you can see my attemp to do that: =B5 vs. =B6

How to&Answers:

You can only have one equals sign in a formula.

Do either what @Ondkloss answered, or this:
`=B5 & " vs." & B6`

If you want to be really hardcore and have a formula you can drag down for all 4 cells, try this. Paste this to cells A12 through A15:
`=INDIRECT("B"&(ROW()-12)*2+3) & " vs. " & INDIRECT("B"&(ROW()-12)*2+4)`

To show “EE5 winner” change the above to this instead:
`=IF(INDIRECT("B"&(ROW()-12)*2+3)="","EE" & (ROW()-12)*2+1 & " Winner",INDIRECT("B"&(ROW()-12)*2+3)) & " vs. " & IF(INDIRECT("B"&(ROW()-12)*2+4)="","EE" & (ROW()-12)*2+2 & " Winner",INDIRECT("B"&(ROW()-12)*2+4))`

### Answer：

`=CONCATENATE(B5, " vs. ", B6)` to join multiple text strings into one.