How to generate a STATIC unique identifier for each Excel row

Musicar - Sep 25, 2017 at 09:17 PM
 Blocked Profile - Oct 6, 2017 at 06:41 PM

How can generate a unique identifier for each Excel row that WILL NOT change when I delete or add rows?

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OK, here we go. Please understand, this solution will generate an error, specifically a "CIRCULAR CELL REFERENCE ERROR", but it does not change or alter the end result for locking the values.

Take a look at the image, it contains three seperate screen shots, each one after hitting F9 (recalculate). Notice the error at the bottom of the image, it was generated by the FIRST time the formula was triggered. This is a not so glam way of handling this.

Now, you could make a button to lock , and unlock the sheet, but only buttons will trigger it, as a formula cannot trigger a module!

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