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How to quickly generate random password in Excel?

Sometimes, we may want to create random passwords to protect some important thing. But do you have any tricks to quickly generate random password in Excel? Here, I have some methods that can handle it in Excel worksheet.

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  Generate random password with formula

Here I introduce three formulas to generate a different random password for you.

Alphanumeric random password

Select the cell you want to place the random password, type this formula =CHAR(RANDBETWEEN(65,90))&CHAR(RANDBETWEEN(65,90))&RANDBETWEEN(10,99), and press Enter key. Then you will get a string with 4 digits, the first two are alpha characters, and the last two are numbers.
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Tip: In the formula, CHAR(RANDBETWEEN(65,90)) can get one alpha character, RANDBETWEEN(10,99) can get a two-digit number, you can change the formula combination to your need. For instance, 6 digit alphanumeric password, use this formula =CHAR(RANDBETWEEN(65,90))&CHAR(RANDBETWEEN(65,90))&RANDBETWEEN(100,999)&CHAR(RANDBETWEEN(65,90)).
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Alpha character random password

Select a cell to type this formula =CHAR(RANDBETWEEN(65,90)), then drag fill handle to right or down to fill the cells you need, for instance, fill other three cells if you need 4-digit alpha character. See screenshot:
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Numeric character random password

Select a cell to type this formula =RANDBETWEEN(100000,999999),and press Enter key. A 6-digit number string has been displayed.
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Note: With above formulas to get the random password, the password will be changed while refreshing the sheet each time.


  Generate random password with Insert Random Data

If you want to keep the random password no change, you can apply Kutools for Excel’s Insert Random Data utility, which can insert any random data as you need.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select a range you want to insert random data, click Kutools > Insert > Insert Random Data.
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2. In the Insert Random Data dialog, under String tab, check the character types you want to use in the password, and check String length and type the length number you want into the textbox. See screenshot:
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3. Click Ok, and the random passwords have been inserted without changing while refresh.
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With Insert Random Data utility, you also can insert random whole numbers, random dates and time, random custom list.


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