Tip: Other languages are Google-Translated. You can visit the English version of this link.
Log in
x
or
x
x
Register
x

or

How to auto number a column based on cell value on another column in Excel?

doc-number-column-based-on-value-1
For instance, you have a range of data in Excel, and you want to number column A based on the values in column B as below screenshot shown. Now this tutorial will tell you a formula to solve this task in Excel.
Auto number a column based on values on another column

Insert multiple bullet/numbering in a range

In Excel, you need to insert the bullets or numbering one by one, but with this handy tool, Kutools for Excel's Insert Bullet and Insert Nmbering utilities, you can quickly insert bullets or numbering
to the selected cells at once.
doc insert bullet numbering
Office Tab Enable Tabbed Editing and Browsing in Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier...
Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%
  • Reuse Anything: Add the most used or complex formulas, charts and anything else to your favorites, and quickly reuse them in the future.
  • More than 20 text features: Extract Number from Text String; Extract or Remove Part of Texts; Convert Numbers and Currencies to English Words.
  • Merge Tools: Multiple Workbooks and Sheets into One; Merge Multiple Cells/Rows/Columns Without Losing Data; Merge Duplicate Rows and Sum.
  • Split Tools: Split Data into Multiple Sheets Based on Value; One Workbook to Multiple Excel, PDF or CSV Files; One Column to Multiple Columns.
  • Paste Skipping Hidden/Filtered Rows; Count And Sum by Background Color; Send Personalized Emails to Multiple Recipients in Bulk.
  • Super Filter: Create advanced filter schemes and apply to any sheets; Sort by week, day, frequency and more; Filter by bold, formulas, comment...
  • More than 300 powerful features; Works with Office 2007-2019 and 365; Supports all languages; Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization.

arrow blue right bubble Auto number a column based on values on another column


Fortunately, there is a formula can quickly number a column based on values of anther column in Excel.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 120 handy Excel functions, enhance your working efficiency and save your working time.

1. Type 1 into the first cell of the column you want to number. See screenshot:

doc-number-column-based-on-value-2

2. In the second cell of the column you want to number, type this formula =IF(B1:B13="Total","",COUNTIF($A$1:A1,">0")+1), and press Enter key.

doc-number-column-based-on-value-3

Tip: In the above formula, B1:B13 is the column range you want to number based on, and A1 is the cell you typed 1 into, and “Total” is the value you do not want to number.

3. Then drag the autofill handle to the column range you want to number. See screenshot:

doc-number-column-based-on-value-4

formula Never need to worry about long long formulas in Excel anymore! Kutools for Excel's Auto Text can add all formulas to a group
as auto text, and liberate your brain! Click here to know Auto Text     Click here to get free trial

Relative Articles:


Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%

  • Reuse: Quickly insert complex formulas, charts and anything that you have used before; Encrypt Cells with password; Create Mailing List and send emails...
  • Super Formula Bar (easily edit multiple lines of text and formula); Reading Layout (easily read and edit large numbers of cells); Paste to Filtered Range...
  • Merge Cells/Rows/Columns without losing Data; Split Cells Content; Combine Duplicate Rows/Columns... Prevent Duplicate Cells; Compare Ranges...
  • Select Duplicate or Unique Rows; Select Blank Rows (all cells are empty); Super Find and Fuzzy Find in Many Workbooks; Random Select...
  • Exact Copy Multiple Cells without changing formula reference; Auto Create References to Multiple Sheets; Insert Bullets, Check Boxes and more...
  • Extract Text, Add Text, Remove by Position, Remove Space; Create and Print Paging Subtotals; Convert Between Cells Content and Comments...
  • Super Filter (save and apply filter schemes to other sheets); Advanced Sort by month/week/day, frequency and more; Special Filter by bold, italic...
  • Combine Workbooks and WorkSheets; Merge Tables based on key columns; Split Data into Multiple Sheets; Batch Convert xls, xlsx and PDF...
  • More than 300 powerful features. Supports Office/Excel 2007-2019 and 365. Supports all languages. Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization. Full features 30-day free trial.
kte tab 201905

Office Tab Brings Tabbed interface to Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier

  • Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
officetab bottom
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Damphir · 5 months ago
    Yo necesito hacer lo mismo que este ejemplo, pero en mi caso es requerido que me de un consecutivo segun un numero X en una columna, pero que si me varia el numero X en esa columna, me de un consecutivo diferente ej...

    A B
    1 1
    2 1
    3 1
    1 2
    2 2

    Algo asi....
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    sb · 2 years ago
    How do i autonumber based on a value but in my case there is no "TOTAL". This is how my data is:

    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    SEG034-PI-012.038
    SEG034-PI-012.039
    SEG034-PI-012.038
    SEG034-PI-012.038
    SEG034-PI-012.038
    SEG034-PI-001.019
    SEG034-PI-001.019
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    SEG034-PI-001.019
    SEG034-PI-001.019
    SEG034-PI-001.019
    SEG034-PI-001.021
    SEG034-PI-001.021
    SEG034-PI-001.021
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    UNKNOWN
    CT0034.0202.004
    CT0034.0202.004

    So i basically want to put number (ID), if the value repeats itll get the same value if it already has assigned (in the example data unknown repeats randomly).

    Please help.
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      Brandon · 1 years ago
      Did you ever get an answer to this? I have the same question.