JOIN Function

Combines a range of cells into a string with optional delimiters between the values
Sample usage
JOIN([Task Name]2:[Task Name]6, " - ")
  • range
  • [
  • range
    The group of cells to join
  • delimiter
    The value to separate the values in the range (e.g., a hyphen, comma, or space). If no delimiter is provided, the values from the range will be joined without spaces (e.g., "Task ATask BTask C")
Usage notes

This is a good alternative to using + (the plus sign) to concatenate text.


This example references the following sheet information:

  Clothing Item Item Number Order Date Ship Date
1 T-Shirt C001 02/12/19 02/15/19
2 Pants C002 02/15/19 03/20/19
3 Jacket C003 02/20/19 02/27/19

Given the table above, here are some examples of using JOIN in a sheet:

Formula Description Result
=JOIN([Clothing Item]1:[Item Number]1, ": ") Returns the values in row 1 of the Clothing Item and Item Number columns, separated by a colon and a space T-Shirt: C001
=JOIN([Clothing Item]1:[Clothing Item]3, ", ") Returns the values in the Clothing Item column for rows 1
3, separated by a comma and a space
T-Shirt, Pants, Jacket
=JOIN([Order Date]3:[Ship Date]3, " - ") Returns the dates in row 3 of the Order Date and Ship Date columns, separated by a space, a dash, then another space 02/20/19 - 02/27/19

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