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How to create increment number with or inside text in Excel?

In Excel, the Fill Handle feature can help you to fill continuous numbers with a certain increment, But, if you want to create increment number with text in Excel as below screenshot shown, the Fill Handle will not work. In this tutorial, we will show you two methods to create increment number with text in Excel.





Increment number with text by formula in Excel

Increment number with text with Kutools for Excel


Easily increment number with text in Excel:

The Insert Sequence Number utility of Kutools for Excel helps you easily creating a sequence with number and text. And you can fill a selected range with increment numbers with text as below screenshot showed.

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Increment number with text by formula in Excel


You can create increment number with text by formula in Excel, please do as follows.

1. Create a worksheet with contents as below screenshot shown:

A. In cell A2, type the text string before the numbers.

B: Column B is the increment number column, in cell B2, type the first increment number, and then fill the below cells with the increment number you need.

C: In cell C2, type other text string after the numbers, in this example, please enter @localdomain.com (you need to format this cell as Text in advance).

2. In cell D2, type formula =$A$2&TEXT(B2,"000")&$C$2, then drag the Fill Handle down to the cells you want to get the increment number with text. See screenshot:

Notes:

1. . In the formula, “000” is the number of digits you want to insert between the texts.

2. In the formula, the texts referenced cells should be absolute.

Now you get the increment numbers with or inside texts.


Increment number with text with Kutools for Excel

After installing Kutools for Excel, you can easily create increment number with text in Excel. Please do as follows.

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1. Click Kutools > Insert > Insert Sequence Number…. See screenshot:

2. In the Insert Sequence Number dialog box, click the New button to expand the dialog box, then you need to:



A: Type a name for this sequence in the Name box.

B: Type the start number in the Start number box.

C: In the Increment box, type the increment number. In this case, the increment number is 1.

D: Enter the number of digits in the No. of digits box. Here we enter number 3.

E: Type the prefix text and the suffix text into the Prefix and Suffix boxes.

F. Click the Add button. See screenshot:

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4. Now the sequence is created, please select the cells you want to fill with the increment number with text, and then click the Fill Range button. You can see the increment numbers with text are populated in the selected cells immediately. See screenshot:

Note: Next time when you apply the Insert Sequence Number feature with this created sequence, it will generate sequence numbers followed by the last number you inserted last time.


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    Alok Ghosh · 1 years ago
    Bravo! It saves too much time. In reading layout same colour for row and column. The option should be there to choose a different colour for row and column...
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      crystal · 1 years ago
      Dear Alok Ghosh,

      Would you let me know your purpose of this advice? Dose the same color for row and column is not clear enough for your?
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      crystal · 1 years ago
      Dear Alok Ghosh,

      Thank you for your feedback. The advice has been accepted by the IT department. Hope the feature can be more efficient in future.