## How to assign serial number to duplicate or unique values in Excel?

If you have a list of values which contains some duplicates, is it possible for us to assign sequential number to the duplicate or unique values? It means giving a sequential order for the duplicate values or unique values as following screenshot shown. This article, I will talk about some simple formulas to help you solving this task in Excel.

Assign serial number to duplicate values with Formula

Assign serial number to unique value with Formula

#### Assign serial number to duplicate values with Formula

To order the duplicate values, please apply the following formula:

Enter this formula: =COUNTIF(\$A\$2:A2,A2) into a blank cell beside your data, and then drag the fill handle down to the cells which you want to apply this formula, and the cell values have been assigned based on the duplicate values, see screenshot:

#### Assign serial number to unique value with Formula

To assign serial number to unique value, the below formula may do you a favor:

Enter this formula: =IF(COUNTIF(A\$2:A2,A2)=1,MAX(B\$1:B1)+1,VLOOKUP(A2,A\$1:B1,2,0)) into a blank cell beside your data, and then drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to apply this formula, and the unique values have been ordered as following screenshot shown:

Notes:

1. In the above formula, A2 is the cell contain the value you want to assign, B1 is the above cell where your formula located.

2. These formulas also can applied to the values in sorted list, and you will get the following result as you want:

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SoluciÃ³n bastante sencilla y funciona bien.
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Getting NA result for more than 200 cells
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Thanks for the formula, my only problem is that I want the generated 'unique identifiers' to be locked/linked to the 'values' but whenever I sort the table, the identifiers always remain in the same spot. Is there a way so that they stay linked to one another?

For example, I am using this code to assign serial numbers to customers, these need to be permanently assigned to one another as they do not change. However, when I sort the table by date, customers or anything at all that re-arranges the data. The serial numbers all get mixed up.
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How to Convert a Cell Containing

A1 = Apple, Orange, Banana, Grapes

to

A1 = 1. Apple, 2. Orange, 3. Banana, 4. Grapes
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Hello there,

If i want the formula to have alphabet infront is it possible?

DO123455 =A1
DO123455 =A1
DO223344 = A2
DO223344 = A2
DO567890 = A3

Appreciate if you can assist on my problem.

Thank you

YT Kong
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Hi, i want some help, i need my data right this:

A 1
A 2
A 3
B 1
B 2
C 1
D 1
C 1
C 2
B 1
E 1
E 2
A 1
I need taht when it finds a new value starts since 1, every time. Is it posible ?
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=COUNTIF(G\$2:G2,G2)
=COUNTIF(G\$2:G3,G3)
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I want serial number start from 1 when it encounter new series
Like
AA - 1
BB - 1
AA - 2
CC -1
DD -1
AA - 3
BB - 2

Is this possible?
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possible, simple guys=IF(COUNTIF(A\$2:A7;A7)>=1;COUNTIF(A\$2:A7;A7);VLOOKUP(A7;A\$2:W6;23;0)+1)
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=COUNTIF(G\$2:G2,G2)
=COUNTIF(G\$2:G3,G3)
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Is it possible to do this with power query, and not with the vlookup formula?
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Is it possible to assign such serial numbers within the same cell? I have a sheet that does this using a macro, but I cannot access the macro (password protected) to see how they did it.
Disclaimer: I have permission to access the macros, but it is an old sheet and the passwords are lost.
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hai pls help

i have a series of data and i want this type of results
item product sequence number
a powder 1
a juice 2
b preprocess 2
b process 3
b jucie 1
c powder 1
c juice 2
c preprocess 3
c procss 4

want sequence number based on item and product column
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