The Excel CONCATENATE function concatenates (joins) join up to 30 text items together and returns the result as text. The CONCAT function replaces CONCATENATE in newer versions of Excel.

**Syntax**: =CONCATENATE(text1, [text2], …)

The CONCATENATE function syntax has the following arguments:

**text1**(required): The first item to join. The item can be a text value, number, or cell reference.**text2**, … (optional) Additional text items to join. You can have up to 255 items, up to a total of 8,192 characters.

**Example**: Let’s look at some Excel CONCATENATE function examples and explore how to use the CONCATENATE function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

**Syntax**: =CONCATENATE(A2,B2)

**Result**:

**Syntax**: =CONCATENATE(A3,B3)

**Result**: SmithKenvin

**Syntax**: =CONCATENATE(A4,B4)

**Result**: JohnMann

**Syntax**: =CONCATENATE(A5,B5)

**Result**: DayBridges

**Syntax**: =CONCATENATE(A6,B6)

**Result**: PaulColemanJonesAmy

**Syntax**: =CONCATENATE(A6,B6)

**Result**: JonesAmy