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    Creating standardized numbering system

    I have a bunch of data in columns with each row representing a location. Rather than use a grid coordinate to reference each location I would like to assign each on an admin number (OH-0001, OH-0002, OH-0003, etc). I tried the standard type it in and drag down and excel won't continue the pattern, it just duplicated the numbers I've already typed in. There are close to a thousand of these values so I would really prefer to not type each number. Your help is really appreciated!

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    Re: Creating standardized numbering system

    ="oh-"&text(rows($a$1:a1),"0000")

    mind you if
    call a1= oh-0001
    cell a2 =oh-0002
    select both and drag down gives

    oh-0001
    oh-0002
    oh-0003
    oh-0004
    oh-0005
    oh-0006
    oh-0007
    oh-0008
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    Re: Creating standardized numbering system

    Try this one

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    Re: Creating standardized numbering system

    hi ENeos07, try:
    ="OH-"&TEXT(ROW(1:1),"0000")

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    Re: Creating standardized numbering system

    @ oeldere row() would change ,depends where you put it and op asked for 4 not 3 digits at end

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    Re: Creating standardized numbering system

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    Thanks for the adjustment about the row(); OK 4 instead of 3 digits.

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    Re: Creating standardized numbering system

    Thank you for all of your quick replies!

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