Microsoft's office software Excel is a powerful tool to perform day-to-day activities
with, like simple arithmetic, sorting, filtering, arranging and summarising data in various formats. Excel has a huge collection of formulas which can be used independently or in conjunction with each other to achieve desired results, like creating serial numbers
. Logical formulas
can be combined with text or numeric functions
to segregate data in any desired way, for example, to exclude rows which do not have serial numbers
. The same formula can be applied to multiple cells by simply dragging it to them, or by using paste-special
with formulas and number formats.
Excel - Create serial numbers
I have an Excel spreadsheet with information I want to catalogue. I would like to create a serial number for each entry. Certain rows are blank, however, and the function would need to ignore the blank rows.
- 1. You want series to appear in Column A
- 2. If a row has a data, then column B of that row would have data
- 3. Row 1 is a header
Write in Cell A2
Drag this formula down
Thanks to rizvisa1
for this tip on the forum.
Published by aakai1056
. - Latest update by Paul Berentzen