How To Append Sequential Number To A Text String To Avoid Duplicates

Jun 12, 2014

Is there a formula that will add a number, in sequence, to the end of a text string to avoid duplicates?

I need to generate an ID number for transactions. This ID number is the Account Code-Last Two #s of the Year-Unique 3-Digit Number. So for instance, 5022-14-001 means it is the first transaction from account 5022 in the year 2014.

Column A has the Account Codes. Column B has the date of the transaction in MM/DD/YYYY format. So far the formula I have is:

With ???? being some function or set of nesting functions I need to create the sequential number. It needs to be able to say "Okay, this is the third instance of there being a 5022-14, so we need to stick -003 at the end of this."

Additionally, this "003" needs to be frozen, so if we change how the sheet is sorted and the line item moves around, it will still always be "003".

Is there a way to avoid a textbox value from being entered into the same cell on a worksheet more than once.

I am building a BOL(Bill Of Lading) wizard. Within the userform the end user will input the part numbers and quantities to be shipped... it also has a textbox that will hold the PO number that each part belongs to. I have a command button that says Add to Pallet 1. Pallet 1 will be on a row by itself on the excel sheet. Parts belonging to different PO#'s can be on this 1 pallet. When the end user clicks the "add to pallet1" button... the PO textbox (textbox6) value will be sent to (Sheet3) Cell I28. If, for example, PO# 12345 has already been added to (sheet3) Cell I28 and then the end user plugs it in again, i would like for it to be discarded and a message box stating this PO Number has already been accounted for...

so you get a better understanding...

Qty's... part numbers and PO#'s for Pallet 1 will be on row 28. Multiple PO#'s will fit into Cell I28 seperated by spaces and i will do wrap text.

Qty's...part numbers and PO#'s for Pallet 2 will be on row 29...so on and so on...

In the above table I want to enter in another column or row, a number which is not available in the given table (i.e. no duplication is allowed). (This table may grow both column & row wise). If, duplication is there the message box should say that the value already exist. And, if possible, the existing value can be colored with any color, so that we can easily find out where it is.

1) how to name a offset table and 2) how to avoid duplicate value when entered? Is data validation is one solution?

Below is a sample of data I need to extract the 8 digit number:

WO_32092_56228491_575482-113476-WP55 WO_32092_56228491_115130-WP55 WO_32092_56228491_115116-115118/115117-WP55 WO_32092_56228491_291881-318903-WP55 WO_259_56748761 WO_13895_52245652COUNTYRDN-30 WO_17368_51421730-A-ADDPOLEINFIELD WO_17368_50885431-A-ADDMISSINGPOLE WO_11021_52350485brock3377 In a spreadsheet, I had set up three columns where:

A: removed first three characters. WO_32092_56228491_115130-WP55 to 32092_56228491_115130-WP55 B: removed up to the _ . 32092_56228491_115130-WP55 to 56228491_115130-WP55 C: captured the first 8 characters left. 56228491_115130-WP55 to 56228491

I am pulling the data into Excel via an ODBC where there is thousands of rows of data. The three column process puts a tremendous strain on the processor.

Is there a formula that will extract the 8 character number without a three step process?

I have a list of English game results with the score and the soccers of the game.

E.g. : [Steinsson 34, Davies 41, Elmander 46; Fuller 91]

As you can see in the excel, what Im trying to do is to find the time i.e which is the numbers in the field and display them seperately onto the cells beside. So what i need is to Find and extract these numbers 34,41,46,91 and paste them just beside cell on the list.

I can use formula but i can only display 1 number, so i think this might require a VBA script.Thanks in advance guys..

I have a list of customers and account numbers contained within a cell. I need a formula if possible that searches from the right of the cell and then returns the all the numbers. e.g.

Arsenal1234Required formula result 1234 Liverpool2456Required formula result2456 Chelsea100564Required formula result100564

I can not use text to columns as they data is not consistant. Also worth noting is that the customer numbers vary fro 1 digit to 9 digits long.

I'm trying to pull a specific 10 digit number from a text string. The ID # is always 10 digits however sometimes there are dates in the data that need to be excluded as well as other numbers such as "I-9". The 10 digit number will always start with 1 or 8. Is there a macro or Formula to extract this data? Please find the example dataset below.

Edit: I should specify I want the "100118416" number from the first cell example or the "800011320" number from the 10th example.

I need to take 12ABC1234512345 and turn it into 12A BC 12345 12345 with a vba macro. I've made a formula that works but in this situation a macro would be more ideal.

I want to find a number within a text string, then count the letters in the same string, then add the number to the number of letters.

For example, if I have 9RR in a cell, I want to add 9 + 2 = 11.

The data will always be arranged with the number on the left side of the string.

So, if the number is a single digit, I know I can use left(A1) + len(A1) -1 to get my desired result. But, the trouble I am having is what if there is a double digit number like 10RR...I'm not quite sure how to create a formula (without using VBA) to give me a result of 12 for this cell.

I have been trying a few formulas to return numbers from a string of text. The problem I am having is that there are more than one set of numbers that I need returned.

Here is an example of the text entered in F2

"K2PT bus structure [2 locations] & strain structure South West of L9L12-12 [1 location] / Use #4/0, std, cu conductor, connector Cat ID#10842 at structure leg & connector Cat ID#9655 at #4/0, std, cu gnd loop to connect #4/0, std, cu gnd loop to str leg."

What I need returned in a cell H2 is the numbers beside the Cat ID#

10842, 9655

I tried a Return Right Value formula, but I think because there are more than one possible value it isn't working properly.

I receive a text file daily of between 100 to 50,000 rows. It is a combination of many smaller text files or " records". Each record contains a row containing the name and some particulars . From 1 to 5 rows below that row there may or may not be a row containing the score for that record.

Here is an example of what the rows look like;

4505329 64036593 150090 MS MARY SMITH AB Finished CRP 3.0 SCORE: 400

From the first row I need to pull out the second string of digits (ex 64036593) and the person's name. From the second row I need to extract the score (400). I would like to copy the three pieces of information to 3 separate columns on another sheet. Comments 1. the word "Finished" always appears at the end of the row with the name in it but it also appears at the end of every record in it's own row like this; Finished No Note 2. the strings of digits in the first row can vary in length but there are always 3 of them and they are always seperated by spaces.

I need to extract all the names and scores and put them in a table. If a name is not followed by a score I need to put "no score".

I have a form made that needs to copy a value from another sheet. The Form is 10 rows 5 columns and and in format for easy print. On sheet2 I have a column where each row is filled with a name.

I need to put this name into sheet1, so in the the appropriate cell I put =Sheet2!B2 and it gives me the value (name) from the other sheet.

Then I want to copy the form bellow the 1st one so that I have the same form but with the next name, which means I want =Sheet2!B3 to appear when I copy, but since my form is 10 rows when I copy it the formula copies to =Sheet2!B12 instead of B3.

I need to make close to a thousand of this forms ready for printing and I would like to avoid having to manually set the formula for the next cell.

Is there a way to extract a phone number out of a string of text. The phone number will always be expressed the same way (eight digits seperated by a space half way through) - 9999 9999. But the text before and after the number is random. Is there a macro to do this on a large scale? The method needs to be applied to hundreds of these strings, each on a new line.

An example of the string of text with the phone number underlined:

I have an excel stock price template, where I need the current price to calculate the mid point if the chart.

This is the text I get from the webquery

Underlying stock: SBIN 2699.00 as on Jul 04, 2014 15:30:36 IST

I need a formula to extract the stock price '2699.00' only from this text.

The problems are sometimes its may change to underlying "stock" to "index", SBIN to RELIANCE or TATASTEEL, and the price some times two digit say 16, some times 6 letters say 150.05, or 8 digits say 15160.00

Formula, the text in B1 and need the price at A100.

I am trying to reference a Name of a place from an order number. To illustrate, University Park, IL can have an order # of 6598641373. The only thing is, all I need to reference is the first four digits, 6598. The other worksheet does not have city and state names, they only have the order #s.

You will probably find this very easy but I am having all sorts of trouble making it work as I want to! Basically I need to do the following procedure...

1) Open an Inputbox to collect an eight digit number 2) Insert a column in A:A 3) In A1, enter a col header (URN) 4) In A2, enter the number that was collected in the inputbox 5) Enter sequential number from A2+1 to the last row

Ideally, this would be randomised, so after stage 2 do RAND(), sort, and clear contents, but if I can get the main part right I'm sure I can work that out!

I have a very large spreadsheet and want to count the number of times a particular text string shows up in a column. I can't use autofilter due to the 1000 limit.

Here's an example, Column C contains: Dan Parker John Doe Dan Smith Jill Smith

So if I search on *Dan*, the function should return a count of 2.

I've used COUNTIF before to return values when the whole cell = a certain value but in my case the cell may have 200 characters and I want to count based on a fuzzy search. I would like to do this in a function and not a macro.

I have a spreadsheet with a couple of hundred rows on each tab that looks like this: A1: #1 PENROSE TIJUANA MAMA PCH 2620039190 665794 12.00 CT 1 Front 1 1 1. The only constant is the 10 digit number followed by the 6 digit number in the middle and I want to use it to parse the text string. I want the output to be everything prior to the 10 digit number in A1, the 10 digit number in B1, the 6 digit number in c1 and everything else in D1 and so on through the rows.