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How can I get an Excel spreadsheet to increase a number every time it is opened?

Posted on 2014-10-22
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I have an Excel spreadsheet.
I would like a specific field, ie a PO number, to increase by 1 every time the Excel spreadsheet is opened.
The date is not a problem to show for today's date, however to increase the specific field is.

How can this be done?
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by:Rgonzo1971
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HI,

you could use an event macro (which is placed in the Workbook module(Alt+F11)

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    Range("A1") = Range("A1") +1
End Sub

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by:Rob Henson
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There is a VBA routine on WorkbookOpen that can be utilised. How knowledgeable on VBA are you?
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by:100questions
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Thanks, not very good.
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See example

in the ThisWorkbook module (Alt+F11)

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by:ProfessorJimJam
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Do you mean like this?

if you PO number is in A2 then PO number is 00001559 and then next time you open it , it would be become 00001560

or you want another cell to be populated with 0001560 |?
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by:100questions
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@ProfessorjimJam - yes if the PO is 00001559 then the next time I open it, it needs to increase to 00001560.
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by:100questions
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Works well, thank you.
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