# Retun values from non blank cells and combine results from multiple cells

1. ## Retun values from non blank cells and combine results from multiple cells

Hello,

Apologies if my description is not clear (it is super clear in my head!)

I am trying to build a formula that looks at a series of cells and returns the description of the non blank cells. I can write a formula if only had to check 1 cell --> IF(ISBLANK(D3), " ", D2) but I have multiple cells and in some cases there are values in more than one cell.

Attached the excel that will probably be clearer than my explanation.

Thanks all

2. ## Re: Retun values from non blank cells and combine results from multiple cells

You can use this formula in cell J3:

=SUBSTITUTE(IF(B3="","",B\$2&"/")&IF(C3="","",C\$2&"/")&IF(D3="","",D\$2&"/")&IF(E3="","",E\$2&"/")&IF(F3="","",F\$2&"/")&IF(G3="","",G\$2&"/")&IF(H3="","",H\$2&"/")&IF(I3="","",I\$2&"/")&"/","//","")

then copy down.

Note that you may have to change the commas ( , ) in the formula to semicolons ( ; ), depending on your regional settings.

Hope this helps.

Pete

3. ## Re: Retun values from non blank cells and combine results from multiple cells

Hi

not sure you can exploit TEXTJOIN on your Excel version...a possible approach could be:

=IFERROR(INDEX(\$B\$2:\$I\$2,AGGREGATE(15,6,COLUMN(B:I)-1/(B3:I3<>0),1)),"")&IFERROR("/"&INDEX(\$B\$2:\$I\$2,AGGREGATE(15,6,COLUMN(B:I)-1/(B3:I3<>0),2)),"")&IFERROR("/"&INDEX(\$B\$2:\$I\$2,AGGREGATE(15,6,COLUMN(B:I)-1/(B3:I3<>0),3)),"")

to get the fourth istance and so on

&IFERROR("/"&INDEX(\$B\$2:\$I\$2,AGGREGATE(15,6,COLUMN(B:I)-1/(B3:I3<>0),4)),"")

Regards

4. ## Re: Retun values from non blank cells and combine results from multiple cells

SUPER!! Works great. Thanks so much!

5. ## Re: Retun values from non blank cells and combine results from multiple cells

TEXTJOIN is available only in the Office 365 subscription model and the 2019 Desktop version.

6. ## Re: Retun values from non blank cells and combine results from multiple cells

As I see you've got Excel2013 so you can't use TEXTJOIN.
Put this into VBA module:

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and then, You put into J3:

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accept with Ctrl+Shift+Enter (array function, you should get { } around formula).
Then drag it down as needed.

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