Hyphens between combined cell data when not blank


I have the below formula to combine a number of cells together to make a naming convention. I want hyphens between each piece of information but only if the cell is not blank.

We only have a Program Code 2 about half the time, I don't want an extra hyphen in there when it's a blank cell.

The combined data at the moment looks like this code2 code1 - 3 - 123. I want it to look like this code2 - code1 - 3 - 123 or this if code 2 is blank code1 - 3 - 123

=[Program Code 2 ]@row + " " + [Program Code]@row + " - " + [Contract Type Helper ]@row + " - " + [System No. ]@row


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @kpassfield

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Try something like this. (if the columns are side by side in the same order as you wrote above)

    =JOIN(COLLECT([Program Code 2]@row:[System No.]@row, [Program Code 2]@row:[System No.]@row, <>""), " - ")

    Did that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic weekend!


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