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How to repeat number sequence in Excel?

Have you ever tried to fill down a column with a repeating sequence of numbers in Excel? For example, I want to fill the column with 1, 2 , 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4. Are there any quick method to solve this problem in Excel?

Repeat number sequence in Excel with formula


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To repeat the number sequence, the following simple formula may help you.

1. Enter number 1 into a cell where you want to put the repeated sequence numbers, I will enter it in cell A1.

2. Follow the cell, then type this formula =MOD(A1,4)+1 into cell A2, see screenshot:

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3. Then drag the fill handle over to the cells that you want to contain this formula, and you will get the repeated sequence numbers, see screenshot:

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Notes:

1. In the above formula, A1 is the cell your first number stayed in, and the number 4, indicates the repeated sequence number. If you need the sequence repeated as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, you just need to change the 4 to 5.

2. And this formula is just applied to the simple number sequence, if you want to repeat the text string sequence, such as A1001, A1002, A1003, this formula will not work.

3. Your sequence number must be start from number 1, if not, the formula result may be wrong.

 

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if the Number is A1 to A15 (1 to 15 number) I want in D1 to I1 number (3 to 8) A2 to F2 Rows & E1 to J1 number (4 to 9) A3 to F3 Rows.. Likewise, .. Is there any formula for reparation?
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Bom dia, como consigo fazer uma sequencia de números porem com ano fixo exemplo: 700/2022, 701/2022, 702/2022
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How do I Excel formula for following?
seq with step of five 1,6,11,16,21,26
next seq with step of five 2,7,12,22,27
next seq with step of five 3,8,13,23,28
Result 1,6,11,16,21,26,2,7,12,22,27,3,8,13,23,28
=(MOD(SEQUENCE(A3);A2)) But how do you and a step to the next seq?
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Hi, Jo,
Sorry, I can't get your problem clearly, so give you a formula as this:
=ROW()&","&ROW()+5&","&ROW()+10&","&ROW()+20&","&ROW()+25

https://www.extendoffice.com/images/stories/comments/comment-skyyang/doc-sequence-number.png
If it's not what you want, please comment here. And you can insert your problem as screenshot here.
Thank you!
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Hi,i need help. It takes up to much time typing 1 by 1.

Ex.

Scc 1 pt 1
Scc 1 pt 1
Scc 2 pt 2
Scc 2 pt 2

Sorry, im a beginner. I type it 1 by 1. When i drag it down the sequence is like this:

Scc 1 pt 1
Scc 1 pt 2
Scc 1 pt 3

How do I repeat it twice and and sequence like the first example?
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Hello Bryanv,
Maybe the following formula can do you a favor:

="Scc "&INT((ROW(A1)-1)/2+1)&" pt "&INT((ROW(A1)-1)/2+1)

Tips: If you want to repeat the sequence n times, you just need to change the number 2 to whatever number you want in the formula.

Please try, hope it can help you!
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Hi, Can the same formula is used for the following sequence

Sample1 rep1
sample1 rep2
sample1 rep3
sample1 rep4
sample 2 rep1
sample2 rep2
sample 2 rep3
sample2 rep4


If not can you help me to create the above type of sequence
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Hello, venkata,
To solve your problem, please apply the below formula:

="Sample"&INT((ROW(A1)-1)/4+1)&" rep"&1+MOD(ROW()-1,4)

Please have a try, hope it can help you!
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Can I use the same formula for
sequence like

Sample1 rep1
sample1 rep2
sample1 rep3
sample1 rep4
sample 2 rep1
sample2 rep2
sample 2 rep3
sample2 rep4
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MY MOBILE NUMBER IS E.G. 11244-99666CAN I KNOW DIGIT 6 COMES HOW MANY TIMES IN MY MOBILE NUMBER
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How can you do this with the first number in the sequence being zero? Ex. 00,10,20,30,00,10,20,30....
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if you want the first number to be 0, you can use the following formula:
=MOD(A1 + 1, 4)
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It doesn't work if you have zero as the first number in the pattern
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How do I return "1" for x rows, then "2" for x rows, then "3" for x rows, etc.....
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If x = 10, you could write down the first 10 1's (or autofill them) in A1:A10. Then at A11 you put down "=A1 + 1", which you then autofill as far as you want. Only works if x is the same for each number.
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