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I want to take some of my cells that look like this:

PETROLIA ONTARIO CANADA NON1RO,              
VANCOUVER BC V5L3B1,              
ONTARIO CANADA LOR2C0,              
DN58BY ENGLAND,              
DN58BY ENGLAND,              

and change them into this:

(intl) PETROLIA ONTARIO CANADA NON1RO,              
(intl) VANCOUVER BC V5L3B1,              
(intl) ONTARIO CANADA LOR2C0,              
(intl) DN58BY ENGLAND,              
(intl) DN58BY ENGLAND,        

Is there an easy way to do that?

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use the CONCATENATE formula. the below example assumes your first value is in cell A1.

=CONCATENATE("(intl) ", A1)
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How do I copy and paste the raw data instead of copying and pasting something that's dependent on a formula? If I copy and paste that stuff into the original column, I get recursion. –  Jason Swett Nov 11 '10 at 15:51
    
when you Copy and Paste, make sure you paste the values only. This can be accomplished by Right-Click > Paste Special > Values –  Xantec Nov 11 '10 at 16:09

If the above data is in cells A1-A5, you can get the desired result if you put the following in cell B1:

=CONCATENATE("(intl) ", A1)

and copy-paste it to B2-B5

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Dupe. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Nov 10 '10 at 21:10

I think using the concatenate function requires unnecessary typing. Just use the ampersand sign to concatenate values:

="(intl) " & A1

I think that's easier.

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