How to Combine Columns in Google Sheets: A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to combine values from two columns in your Google Sheets? The good news is that there is a simple script you can use to accomplish this task. By combining values from two columns into a single column, you can make it easier to analyze and manipulate your data.

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you combine columns in Google Sheets using a script:

Step 1: Open the Google Sheet with your data

To get started, open the Google Sheet containing the data you want to combine. Ensure that the columns you want to combine are adjacent to each other.

Step 2: Open the Script Editor

In the Google Sheets menu, click on "Tools" and select "Script editor." This will open the Google Apps Script editor.

Step 3: Write the Script

Copy and paste the provided script into the editor. The script loops through every row in the specified sheet and combines the value of column A with the value in column B, adding a space between the combined values. The script outputs the combined data to column C.

Copy and paste the following script into the editor:

function combineColumns() {
  var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet().getSheetByName("Sheet1"); // Replace "Sheet1" with the name of your sheet
  var lastRow = sheet.getLastRow();
  var dataRange = sheet.getRange(1, 1, lastRow, 2); // Select columns A and B
  var data = dataRange.getValues();
  var combinedData = [];
  for (var i = 0; i < data.length; i++) {
    var row = data[i];
    var combinedValue = row[0] + " " + row[1]; // Combine values with a space between them
  var outputRange = sheet.getRange(1, 3, combinedData.length, 1); // Set the output range to column C

Step 4: Run the Script

Save the script and go back to the Google Sheet. Click on "Tools" and select "Macros," then choose "combineColumns." This will run the script and combine the values in columns A and B for each row in the sheet. The combined values will be output to column C.