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:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

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.
Determine the Perfect Price for Your IT Services

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden with our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Download your free eBook now!

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.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
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:
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Excel

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.