Velixo recommends the use of Microsoft 365 for this feature. Experimentally, Excel 2010 or higher may be used. See the Prerequisites for additional information. |
Description
The COLLATE function combines multiple arrays or ranges into a single array.
Any valid Excel reference is supported. Including:
An Excel 365 spill range (ex: A1#)
A standard range (ex: N13:N15)
An individual cell (ex: N15)
A direct value (ex: "Hello")
An inline array of rows or columns:
Rows are separated by semicolons: {"Row A" ; "Row B"}
Columns are separated by commas: {"Column A" , "Column B"}
The arrays and ranges do not have to contain the same number of columns; the resulting array will be as wide as the widest range passed to COLLATE()
Syntax
COLLATE(Array [or range], Array [or range])
Parameters
The COLLATE function uses the following parameter:
Parameter | Required/Optional | Description |
Arrays [or ranges] | Required | The arrays and/or ranges to be combined |
(note that, by nature, the function uses multiple arrays and/or ranges)
Examples
Example #1
Let us consider an Excel 365 worksheet with two arrays (one defined in cell A1, the other defined in cell A13):
Using the COLLATE function...
=COLLATE(A1#,A13)
...we can combine them into one array:
Example #2
Given those same arrays, plus some additional data in column N:
Using the COLLATE function, we can combine all of those, plus additional data:
=COLLATE(A1#,A13,N13:N15,"A single value",{"Row A";"Row B"},{"Column A","Column B"})