Concatenate strings in Shortcuts

I might be missing something obvious but how can I concatenate two strings in Shortcuts (e.g. “ab” + “cd” = “abcd”)? I’ve tried using various techniques but they all end up with intermediate characters being added between the strings.

The simplest way, depending on your variables is to just put them in a text action…

Sample combine text

If you are doing some sort of looping, there is also the Combine Text action.

Hope this helps