There are two ways to escape quotes in formulas in Excel:

**Method 1: Wrap Quotes Around Quotes**

=CONCATENATE("""",A2,"""")

**Method 2: Use CHAR(34)**

**=CONCATENATE(CHAR(34),A2,CHAR(34))**

Both of these formulas will wrap the string in cell **A2** in double quotes.

**Note**: The function **CHAR(34)** corresponds to double quotes in the current Unicode table.

The following examples show how to use each method in practice with the following list of strings in Excel:

**Example 1: Wrap Quotes Around Quotes**

We can type the following formula into cell **B2** to wrap the string in cell **A2** in double quotes:

=CONCATENATE("""",A2,"""")

We can then drag and fill this formula down to each remaining cell in column B:

Notice that each cell in column B contains the corresponding cell in column A with double quotes wrapped around it.

**Example 2: Use CHAR(34)**

We can type the following formula into cell **B2** to wrap the string in cell **A2** in double quotes:

**=CONCATENATE(CHAR(34),A2,CHAR(34))**

We can then drag and fill this formula down to each remaining cell in column B:

Notice that each cell in column B contains the corresponding cell in column A with double quotes wrapped around it.

Note that the function **CHAR(34)** corresponds to double quotes in the current Unicode table.

Thus, this formula concatenates one double quote at the beginning of the string in column A, then concatenates another double quote at the end of the string.

**Note**: You can find the complete documentation for the **CHAR **function in Excel here.

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common operations in Excel:

How to Remove Quotes in Excel

How to Add Single Quotes in Excel

How to Extract Text Between Quotes in Excel