# Excel TEXTJOIN Function

Summary

The Excel TEXTJOIN function concatenates (joins) values with a given delimiter. Unlike the CONCAT function, TEXTJOIN allows you to supply a range of cells, and has a setting to ignore empty values.

Purpose

Join text values with a delimiter

Return value

Result of concatenated text

Syntax

=TEXTJOIN (delimiter, ignore_empty, text1, [text2], ...)

Arguments

**delimiter**- Separator between each text.**ignore_empty**- Whether to ignore empty cells or not.**text1**- First text value or range.**text2**- [optional] Second text value or range.

Usage notes

The TEXTJOIN function joins values from one or more text strings or ranges that contain text.

- Unlike the CONCATENATE function, TEXTJOIN allows you to specify a range of cells and a delimiter to use when joining text values.
- The second argument, ignore_empty, controls behavior for empty cells and text values. If set TRUE, empty values are skipped so that the delimiter is not repeated in the final result.
- TEXTJOIN is a new function in Excel 2016.

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