format number concatenated with text in Excel

Q11. Can I apply formatting to a number concatenated with a Text?

For example, I want to get a summary text "Actual vs Target difference for Barbara Schmidt is $3'769" for the table below. Note the formatting for dollar value.

excel format number concatenated with text

excel excel format number concatenated with text

To do it in Excel, here is the answer:

a) Enter the formula ="Actual vs Target difference for " & C5 & " " & D5 & " is " & TEXT(I5,"$#,##0")

The last element in the formula TEXT(I5,"$#,##0") sets the format of the number found in cell I5. Even though string operation is performed on the cell, the number in the string is formatted as needed.

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