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    Merge and Unmerge Excel

    Hi,

    I had a file downloaded from somewhere, 3 rows were merged, when i perform unmerged, first and second row was file with data, how could this be done and what is the purpose of this ?
    Appreciate your kind answer and thank you

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    Re: Merge and Unmerge Excel

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    No idea without seeing the workbook - sorry. Can you attach it here?

    Unfortunately the attachment icon doesn't work at the moment, so to attach an Excel file you have to do the following: just before posting, scroll down to Go Advanced and then scroll down to Manage Attachments. Now follow the instructions at the top of that screen.
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    Re: Merge and Unmerge Excel

    Hi here it goes

    thanks
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    Re: Merge and Unmerge Excel

    Sorry - I am none the wiser.

    When you merge cells, only the data from the top left cell of the merged range will show. If there is data in any of the other cells, it will be ignored. There is no purpose to it, just the fact that merged cells can only contain one set of data. Is this what you wanted to know?

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    Re: Merge and Unmerge Excel

    Hi
    Have you try to unmerge and observe the changes ? we are unable to create pivot table with merged cells. However pivot is possible with this merged ( example as per my attachment ), i was wonder is the any others reason

    Thank you
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    Re: Merge and Unmerge Excel

    This is actually quite interesting. By rights, when you UNmerge, I10 should contain District, and I11:I12 should be empty - but I11 also contains District.

    However, in the merged style, if you change District to anything else (aabbcc) and then UNmerge, I11 STILL contains District. It's like that word is embedded behind the merged cells.

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    Re: Merge and Unmerge Excel

    Quote Originally Posted by Elson CTE View Post
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    Have you try to unmerge and observe the changes ?
    Yes, of course, but I don't really understand your comments/query.
    Last edited by AliGW; 02-16-2019 at 05:24 AM.

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    Re: Merge and Unmerge Excel

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    Re: Merge and Unmerge Excel

    It is definitely a phenomenon. I merged and unmerged, it stopped doing it after a few times.

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    Re: Merge and Unmerge Excel

    Quote Originally Posted by AliGW View Post
    Yes, of course, but I don't really understand your comments/query.
    meaning to unmerge the attached file and observe the changes ?

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    Re: Merge and Unmerge Excel

    It is a quirk/bug in format painter. If you copy the format from a merged block and paint it to another block with multiple values, it doesn't replace the underlying values when it merges.
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