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Excel SEQUENCE function (365)

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The Excel SEQUENCE function allows creating a list of sequential numbers in an array. You can set the start number, and the increment between each number. The array can be one dimension, also can be two dimensions which are decided by the argument rows and columns.

Syntax and arguments

Formula syntax



  • Rows: Required, the number of rows that return.
  • Columns: Optional, the number of columns that return.
  • Start: Optional, the starting number of the sequence. Default (omitted), it is 1.
  • Setp: Optional, the increment between each number. Default (omitted), it is 1.

Return Value

The SEQUENCE function returns an array.


Excel 365 and Excel 2021.

Usage and Examples

Example1 basic usage

Supposing here need to create a list of sequential number which starts from 1 and the increment is 2 in a table with 3 rows and 5 columns, please select a cell and use the SEQUENCE function as this:


Press Enter key. The sequential numbers have been created.
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Example2 combine SEQUNCE function with other functions

1) Create a list of dates starting from


Here “2022/6/16” indicates to create a list of sequence start from 2022/6/16. (Dates are stored as numbers in Excel)

If the results are shown as numbers, please format them as dates.
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2) Create a list of random increasing whole number


Here RAND returns the random number between 0-1, *10 will get the random number between 1-10. INT Returns the integer part of the random number by rounding down to the integer..
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Other Functions:

  • Excel ROMAN Function
    The Excel ROMAN function converts an Arabic number to a Roman numeral as text.


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