Concatenating two or more text columns

Certain data sets may contain text columns that are more usefully viewed as a single column. For example, you may wish to combine First name and Last name into a new column called Full name; a concatenation column allows you to do this, and to define the text that will separate the component values (a space character, a comma, or some other text).

To create a concatenation column:

  1. In the , select two or more text columns that you wish to concatenate
  2. Choose Column > Concatenate Using Separator, and select a text separator (or choose Other Separator…)

By default, the name of the resulting column reflects the components of the concatenation, but you can give the column a new name of your choosing. (Note that changing the name will not affect how the column is computed.) You may change the text separator later using Column > Edit Variable Definition…

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