How to enter data into Excel in an ascending order with automatic numeric number increment?

danoh123 Jan 11, 2008 Computers
Let's say we want to enter data such as Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4, Part5, up to several hundreds (e.g. Part200) with numeric number increment. The following will be what you want to enter: Part1 Part2 Part3 Part4 . . . Part200

Let's say we want to enter data such as Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4, Part5, up to several hundreds (e.g. Part200) with numeric number increment.  You can think of entering the word 'Part' in the first column, and number 1 into second column, and later concatenate two columns together.  This will not work because of differing data types in two columns. 

 

This task may involve quite a lot of efforts. 

The following will be what you want to enter:

Part1

Part2

Part3

Part4

.

.

.

Part200

There is really a neat way to accomplish this task, very easily.  You will be amazed.

 

First, enter Part1 in the first cell, and Part2 in the second cell.

Please select those two cells by just pointing the first cell and drag the second.  Both cells should be in the rectangular with a bold line.

Move the white thick cross cursor to the 'right bottom corner' where cursor changes into thin cross cursor. 

With thin cross cursor being positioning exactly on the right bottom corner of two cells, please right-click the mouse.

 

Drag the cursor vertically along the line all the way down to where you want to be.  You will see that the numeric number will automatically increase. 

Your task will complete very easily.

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Happy on Sep 11, 2014
 
Thank you so much!!!!
mike on Aug 21, 2013
 
uuuuuf....one problem made easy Thanks a lot
Rubina Aggarwal on Jun 20, 2013
 
Thanks so much, truly helped me a lot.... Thank you so much!!!
Rain on Nov 19, 2010
 
Thank you so much! This saved me a lot of time.
Nandkishor on Apr 20, 2009
 
Good suggestion
kennitha on Sep 1, 2008
 
man i still need help
b s reddy on Aug 14, 2008
 
excellent demo
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