Structured Reference - Concatenate


Hi All, first post.  


Attempting for some compliance controls to utilize excel tables with structured reference formulas.  The table with structured references will help protect the formulas appropriately for our compliance concerns. 


the first issue is i need to concatenate two values in this format: A2&"_"&B2.  In the structured reference world, i am coming up with =CONCATENATE(Table1[@[A]:[B]]), but this is giving a #Value error.  


Can anyone confirm if concatenate will work with a structured reference?  or if there is another workaround?

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Hi Joe,

You may use

=[@A] & "_" & [@B]
well that was way too simple

@Sergei Baklan  Can you tell me how I could fix this formula to work; =MIN(CONCATENATE("("&D21&"[Custom field (Start date)])") It has been driving me nuts for days.




It depends on what do you have in D21. In your formula CONCATENATE("("&D21&"[Custom field (Start date)])" in any case returns text. MIN() works with numbers, not with texts. MIN() with text arguments returns an error.


Perhaps you could illustrate the question with sample file, that will be easier.