## How to list or generate all possible combinations in Excel?

Let’s say, I have the following two columns of data, and now, I want to generate a list of all possible combinations based on the two lists of values as left screenshot shown. Maybe, you can list all the combinations one by one if there are few values, but, if there are several columns with multiple values needed to be listed the possible combinations, here are some quick tricks may help you to deal with this problem in Excel.

**List or generate all possible combinations with formula**

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**List or generate all combinations of 3 or multiple columns in Excel**

#### ** List / generate all possible combinations with formula**

The following long formula can help you to list all possible combinations of two lists values quickly, please do as follows:

**1**. Enter this formula: **=IF(ROW()-ROW($D$1)+1>COUNTA($A$1:$A$4)*COUNTA($B$1:$B$3),"",INDEX($A$1:$A$4,INT((ROW()-ROW($D$1))/COUNTA($B$1:$B$3)+1))&INDEX($B$1:$B$3,MOD(ROW()-ROW($D$1),COUNTA($B$1:$B$3))+1))** into a blank cell, in this case, I will enter it to cell D1, and then press **Enter** key to get the result, see screenshot:

**Note**: In the above formula, * $A$1:$A$4*, are the first column values, and

*are the second list values which you want to list all their possible combinations, the*

**$B$1:$B$3***is the cell that you put the formula, you can change the cell references to your need.*

**$D$1****2**. Then select cell D1 and drag the fill handle down to the cells until get the blank cells, and all the possible combinations have been listed based on the two lists values. See screenshot:

**List or generate all possible combinations from multiple columns**

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#### ** List / generate all possible combinations with Kutools for Excel**

The above formula can help you generate the possible combinations with only two lists, if there are more than two lists values need to be listed the possible combinations, the formula will not work. Here, I can recommend a powerful tool -- **Kutools for Excel**, it contains a handy feature** List All Combinations** which can quickly list all the possible combinations based on given data lists.

After installing **Kutools for Excel**, please do as this:

**1.** Click **Kutools** > **Insert** >** List All Combinations**, see screenshot:

**2**. In the** List All Combinations** dialog box, do the following operations:

(1.) Choose **Value** from the **Type** drop down list;

(2.) Then click button to select the first data list that you want to use.(You can also type the values which are separated by commas into the **Text** box one by one )

**3**. Then click **Add** button to add the first value list into the **Combinations list** box, see screenshot:

**4**. If you need to use certain character to separate the combinations, please choose **Separator** from the **Type** drop down, and specify the separator you need in Text box, then click **Add** button to add the separator into the **Combinations list**, see screenshot:

**5**. Then repeat step3 and step4 to insert other data lists and separators into the **Combinations list** box, see screenshot:

**6**. After inserting the data list, then click **Ok** button, and a prompt box will pop out to remind you select a cell to output the result, see screenshot:

**7**. Click** OK**, all of the possible combinations based on the given lists have been generated into the worksheet as following screenshot shown:

**Note**: If you don’t need the separators between the combinations, you just need to skip step 4 and add the values lists into the dialog box.

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