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# Auto increment alphanumeric field

Posted on 2015-02-10
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I need to auto-increment an alphanumeric value in cell b2.  The value in cell b2 is: A000001

In cell b3 I want this: A000002
In cell b4 I want this: A000003
etc...
In cell b9 I want this: A000010
etc..

What formula can I use to increment an alphanumeric value like this?

Thanks for any help.
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Question by:-Dman100-
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deanomac earned 250 total points
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Would selecting the cell A000001, click and hold on the little square at the bottom right of the cell and dragging down the column not solve that?

Just tested in in Excel 2013 and it left the A but added 1 to each number going down.
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Shaun Kline earned 250 total points
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If the fill down mentioned by deanomac is not to your liking, try this formula in b3:
``````=LEFT(B2, 1) &  RIGHT("000000" & NUMBERVALUE(MID(B2, 2, LEN(B2)-1)) + 1, 6)
``````
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