Calculate Acc Numbers Via Excel


I need to renumber +- 1500 accounts with our new Account Numbering Convention. The plan is to use the following numbering convention.

Account Name :Standard Wholesale
Account Number Should be :STAN001
Account Name :Standard Trading
Account Number Should be :STAN002
Account Name :Great Projects
Account Number Should be :GREA001

So basically use the first 4 characters of the name followed by a sequence number. Is it possible to accomplish this on excel?
YeaktomIS/IT ManagerAsked:
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Probably but more information, and probably a sample workbook will be needed.
Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
YeaktomIS/IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Hi Roy

The first 4 characters works great, the sequence number is stuck at 001. Somehow it should check if there is already  a STAN000, it should start the next one at STAN001 and then STAN002.

I hope this is possible.
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
I started with a helper column then tried to do away with it but didn't notice the numbers had stopped working.

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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
This off-topic suggestion is based on extensive experience with a similar situation .....
Rather than STAN001 use STAN-001

The brain/eye seems to be able to process this format much easier/quicker.
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
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