Issue 40686 - Merge Cells
Summary: Merge Cells
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2005-01-14 15:36 UTC by byl
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
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Description byl 2005-01-14 15:36:29 UTC
Can we have the ability when merging cells to have adjacent columns merged to a
single column and maintain the rows. Current method when selecting multiple rows
and colums is to merge into one cell.


Existing Condition
    A     B       C    
1   FD    SIB    (1075)
2   PL    IB     
4   DT    0.50
Above cells in selection set

Required After Merge

1   FD SIB (1075)
2   PL IB     
4   DT 0.50

Thank You
Comment 1 frank 2005-01-14 16:06:06 UTC
Comment 2 kaulisch 2005-08-03 11:32:30 UTC
that would be a great enhancement
I have now here a large data set with thousands of rows in 78 colummns which
every two columns have to be merged but the rows need to survive (as they
represent cases)

would there be an opportunity for a workaround? such as a macro:
(selecting the (in my case) two columns), finding the rows with data in the two
columns, select the two cells and merge them without data loss.
Comment 3 kaulisch 2005-08-04 11:10:30 UTC
I found a work around for this problem:
I use the CONCATENATE-function.
e.g., =concatenate(D2," ",E2) - that has a similar effect than to merge the two
cells - the difference is that a third column is necessary
Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:39:46 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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Comment 5 kaulisch 2008-05-31 16:21:17 UTC
This issue remains in OpenOffice 3.0 Beta.