# Permutations Or Combinations Of A Set Of Numbers

Mar 11, 2009
I want to output every combination of a set of numbers. These permutations must include combinations that use only a few of the numbers as well as all eight...ie.

1,

1,2

1,2,3

as well as 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

The macro below is from

http://www.j-walk.com/ss/excel/tips/tip46.htm

This only produces combinations using every number. I'm not sure how this macro works but hopefully someone with better know how could run with it or break it down for me!

I only need to achieve this once but am pretty sure doing it manually will cause error and or madness

Dim CurrentRowSub GetString() Dim InString As String InString = InputBox("Enter text to permute:") If Len(InString) < 2 Then Exit Sub If Len(InString) >= 8 Then MsgBox "Too many permutations!" Exit Sub Else ActiveSheet.Columns(1).Clear CurrentRow = 1 Call GetPermutation("", InString) End IfEnd SubSub GetPermutation(x As String, y As String)' The source of this algorithm is unknown Dim i As Integer, j As Integer j = Len(y) If j < 2 Then Cells(CurrentRow, 1) = x & y CurrentRow = CurrentRow + 1 Else For i = 1 To j Call GetPermutation(x + Mid(y, i, 1), _ Left(y, i - 1) + Right(y, j - i)) Next End IfEnd Sub

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Apr 26, 2006

You will find a VBA Code for a PRIVATE example - displaying all 6 numbers combinations out of 10 (1-10).

My code displays them (in column "A") BUT What my question to you is - does someone have a General/Universal code to handle other kinds of combinations.

To my opinion, the usage of Nested (For-Next) Loops will not be the ideal solution - so maybe by using VBA Recursion ?

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Jun 2, 2007

I must first thank the forums for the amazing help in making my life just a little easier, especially member "shg" for helping set up the VBA code to help me.

So I have a sheet to develop all possible combinations of units, the letters with their associated values above, as well as the maximum number of units possible. The user inputs a top value, this is followed by some subtraction leading to a working value with a tolerance level in which the sum of the combinations needs to remain within.

What my predicament is that while the VBA code in the attached book works to develop most combinations, when I input a small number such as 405, the combinations that arise are not complete. The results are shown in the attached workbook: show combinations of H and PP, but any human can read that there should also be 2 HN in the results, as the math add's up to within the tolerance level.

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Jun 27, 2009

For Ex:- If there are three Items.. A B C and forming a group of 2

then the the total no of combinations would be permut(3,1) = 6...

I need this to be shown as follows depending on the no of itmes and no of group no=2 in this case...

Permuations & Combinations are as follows:

AB

AC

BC

CA

CB

BA

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Mar 1, 2013

I own a custom print shop and I am trying to generate skus based on variables..Column A will only have one item (the product code), column B will have the sizes, Column C may contain more or less colors depending on what is offered for the shirt style, Column D hopefully can contain all the combinations. All this data will be in contained within one worksheet..

Column A

Column B

Column C

Column D

G200

S

Red

[Code] .......

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Oct 5, 2006

I have a number 23753.2570, to be precise.

in another column, i have 400 rows filled with different numbers, from 1.4 to 23000,7840.

I need to find out all the possible combinations of which numbers from that 400 can make up 23753.2570.

so if my number was 40,000, and i had 4 cells with 10,000 in them, the outcome will be:

"There are 4 possible combination to your value"

then paste it into a new worksheet with the results

[cell1] = 10000 + [cell2] = 10000 + [cell3] = 10000 + [cell4] = 10000

Total = 40000

i found this code, but i tested it on the example above and it said "All Combinations exhausted" which they wasn't?

Sub findsums()

'This *REQUIRES* VBAProject references to

'Microsoft Scripting Runtime

'Microsoft VBScript Regular Expressions 1.0 or higher

Const TOL As Double = 0.000001 'modify as needed

Dim c As Variant

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Oct 24, 2006

I've got what I think is a pretty interesting problem, not sure if it can be solved with Excel, and if not that's fine I'll think of something better but thought I would put it up here.

I have two lists, one of adjectives, one of nouns. I want somehow to generate every possible combination of the two. Eg:

List 1:

Adj1

Adj2

Adj3

List2:

Noun1

Noun2

Noun3

gives us:

'Adj1&Noun1', 'Adj1&Noun2', 'Adj1&Noun3', 'Adj2&Noun1' ... etc etc

Is there a way to solve this problem using a macro or a pivot table?

NB ideally i would like all possible combinations to include reversals. i.e. 'Noun1&Adj1' and 'Adj1&Noun1' etc.

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Mar 15, 2007

i've got 2 numeric numbers one in each cell. These numbers indicate Maximum occupancies for a hotel room...

Maximum Adults Maxmium Occ

3 5

The Occupancy table looks like this

Adults Children Infants... so taking the above numbers the table should be built up like this

Adults Children Infants

1 0 0

2 0 0

3 0 0

1 1 0

1 2 0

1 3 0

1 4 0

1 1 1

1 1 2

1 1 3

3 2 0

3 0 2

3 1 1

etc...

so basically to room can have a maxium of 3 adults and 2 children equaling the maxium room occupancy.

i'm trying to create a function that will automatically do this and workout subsquent numbers below the maxmium but i can't get anywhere near the result i am looking for...

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Feb 14, 2013

I have two columns of data in a worksheet, and I need a third column that shows all of the possible combinations of the data in those two columns. For example:

A

A

AA

B

B

AB

[Code] .....

I don't need permutations so, for example, the third column should only give the combination "AB" and exclude "BA".

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Aug 30, 2006

I was just wondering is it possible that a excel spreadsheet could find all the different combinations for these set of letters. Also i can only have 1 letter from each group per combination.

First Group ABCDE

Second Group FGHIJK

Third Group LMNOP

Forth Group QRST

Anyone know is this is possible to create?

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Apr 23, 2008

I'm trying to figure out how to generate all combinations from a list

of N values in a column, let's say column A. In particular, I want to have all combinations of 2 values, 3 values, 4, ... up to 7 values. To give an example: Let's assume I have a list of only 3 values (1,2,3) for which I want to have all combinations of two values. In this case, the result would be 1,2; 1,3; and 2;3. The ordering of the values does not matter, i.e. duplicates should be eliminated.

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May 16, 2008

I have a list for example:

apple

pear

grape

orange

i'm after some code that will create every possible combination of the list.

The examples i've found in the archives give all possible combinations of the same list in a different order

e.g apple, pear, orange, grape.......apple, orange, pear, grape.........apple, grape, orange, pear etc etc etc... THIS IS NOT WHAT I'M AFTER.

i'm after every possible combination starting right at the beginning with single words

e.g

apple

apple, pear

apple, pear, orange

apple, pear, orange, grape

pear, orange,

pear, orange, grape

orange,

orange, apple

etc etc you get the idea..... but i do not want repititions like

apple, pear.........pear, apple.

apple, orange, pear ...........pear, orange, apple.

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Aug 23, 2009

I need to figure out how I can get excel to write me a list of permutations / combinations for the Group (column a) and Item (column b) columns in the example. The group designates the items that should be inlcuded in the combination / permutation in Related Items (column c). I have thousands of lines to do this with so I need to figure a way to automate it. I have started the Related Items column which is the results I need output. If it could format it like this adding in the space between the rows as it outputs the answer that would be perfect. Anyone know how to do this? I've found many answers, but none that have 2 columns with separate grouping within the column.

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Dec 15, 2008

I have 25 random numbers and I would like to get a possible 5 digit combinations of these numbers. Can anybody help me with the possible formula?

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Dec 13, 2007

I have a set of numbers 1-24, what I would like to have is to list every 4 set combination of 24 numbers. I believe this is 10626 combinations. I would like the combinations to display in seperate cells.

For example: Rows 1, column 1, 2, 3, and 4 would look like 1 2 3 4. No two numbers can be the same within that row. Row 2 would have 1 2 3 5 and so on untill all possible combinations are exhausted.

How does one do something like this within excel?

Also, I would like to be able to change the value of 24, so instead of entering 24 I could say I have a set of 32 and want a list of 4 or 3 permutable combinations. I want to be to make this as custom as possible.

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May 21, 2013

I have SEVEN numbers and FOUR groups.

What I would like to do is list ALL the PERMUTATIONS of those SEVEN numbers in FOUR groups.

So basically, the groups would look like...

7000

4210

4201

4111

4003

3400

3310

3301

3301

3220

[code].....

...and EACH group would add up to SEVEN etc.

I think there are a total of 840 different PERMUTATIONS available, from anything from 0 numbers in a group to 7 numbers in a group.

I need ALL these groups listed individually .Is there some code that will do this?

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Mar 1, 2014

with this problem (which I've been trying for weeks to solve).

I have a column ("C") of 640 numbers, which I need to randomly sort and place into the adjoining (ten thousand) columns. I then need to correlate each of these 10k columns with column "B".

The problem I have with the attached (which works for small numbers), is that when I increase the table size to 640 rows and anything more than a dozen or so columns, it takes forever to calculate and Excel often crashes.

random ver 1.04 280214.xlsx

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Jan 4, 2007

I want to do all columns combination that is (C=4^N/(3*N+1); N=4) for numbers 1,2,3,4.

as like this,

1111....2222....3333.....4444.....

1111....2222....3333.....4444.....

1111....2222....3333.....4444.....

1234....1234....1234.....1234....

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Feb 16, 2014

I have stamps of 2 denominations: .32 and .33

I want to know how I would write/format a spreadsheet that would tell me what are all the possible outcomes between the two numbers and what the components of these two numbers would be.

For example.

(8 * .32) + (3 * .33) = 3.55

So somewhere I would be able to see that in order to achieve 3.55 I need (8) .32 stamps and (3).33 stamps

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Aug 22, 2012

Lets say I have 10 numbers (1,2,4,5,6,8,9,12,19,13). Now, I am trying to get a list of all possible combinations (single digit, two digit, 3 digit, 4 digit... 13 digits).

Assume that the 10 numbers (this is a variable, it can sometimes be 9 or 11 etc) are in column A and I want all the possible combinations in column B.

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Mar 15, 2013

Is there a way in Excel to identifying certain combinations of numbers? If tried every IF statement I know.

I have an Excel with two columns of numbers and I need to identify their combinations.

18

18

18

19

18

19

18

20

18

18

18

20

The combinations 18 and 18 would return a "LOW" message in the third column, the combination 18 and 19 would return a message "HIGH" etc.

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Jan 18, 2013

getting All permutation and combinations of 4 letters and 4 numbers?

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May 10, 2014

I need to be able to create a list of all combinations (where position doesn't matter, therefore its not a permutation) of a list of numbers with repetition enabled. I need to provide anywhere up to at least 10-15 numbers if possible and they are integers normally between 1 and 72. Example: (for numbers 1, 2, 3)

VB:

1

2

3

[Code]....

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May 9, 2014

Am looking for an easy way to produce a list of combinations (maximum 6 numbers) from a range of numbers listed in 6 different columns:

Example

Column A contains : 1,2,3

Column B contains : 7,8,11,15

Column C contains : 12,16,18,19

Column D contains : 17,30,31

Column E contains : 30,31,32,33,34

Column F contains : 37,39,40

The rules are:

In each combination of 6 numbers, numbers should always be taken from ALL 6 columns. In each combination, numbers cannot repeat.

show me a formula to arrive the results.

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Feb 9, 2008

I have 7 cells containing strings but not numbers on a row.

Now I want to list out all the combinations of drawing out 3 cells out of these 7 cells while the remaining cells that haven't been drawn out could also be listed out one column next to the drawn cells.

For example, I got 7 cells like this.

A B C D E F G (each letter in ONE cell)

And I want to list out all the combinations like this:

ABC DEFG

ABD CEFG

ABE CDFG

ABF CDEG

etc.

For more details, please refer to the attached sample (an .xls file being zipped).

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Aug 28, 2012

I attached partial file so you can see what i mean. I pasted only a few combinations cause the file was to big and i wasnt able to attach it...there are 142506 combinations . But you can see what i mean. A VBA or a macro on the worksheet will do the job?

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Jun 30, 2008

What I am looking for is to select between 7 and 15 numbers in total, I want all the possible 6 digit combinations for this.

EG: if I choose 2,9,11,13,15,17&26, it would look something like this

2,9,11,13,15,17

2,9,11,13,15,26

9,11,13,15,17,26

And so on.

If I chose more numbers (10) 1,2,3,4,3,6,7,8,9,10 it would start something like this

1,2,3,4,5,6

1,2,3,4,5,7

1,2,3,4,5,8

1,2,3,4,5,9

1,2,3,4,5,10

And so on.

Please remenber I would like to be able to secelt between 7 and 15 number and be given all the possible combinations.

I would like it to be in one sheet but if that can not be done on as many as it takes.

It would be good if I could just type the required number into A1,B1,C1 and so on and they just gave the combinations required.

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Feb 24, 2009

I'm sure I should be able to do this but my brain is out of gear today!

Can someone tell me how I can create a list of every 5 letter permutation using only letters (A-D).

I also need to do the same for 4 letter and 3 letter, again using A-D.

Would prefer to do it without VB but if this is the only way......

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Jul 23, 2007

I am creating a class of permutations. The problem is that there are many ways to describe what a permutation does. for example.

Dim aPerm As New clsPermutation

Dim bPerm As New clsPermutation

aPerm.DoesTranspose(2,3) : Rem aPerm.Action({a,b,c}) = {a,c,b}

MsgBox (aPerm Is aPerm.Inverse)

I want the message box to return True. But since aPerm and aPerm.Inverse are different instances of clsPermutaion, it returns False. (.Inverse is a read-only property that returns a clsPermutation.). What I would like to do is have a collection, myPermutations. When I specify the action that aPerm does, I would like

1) if nothing in myPermutations does the same thing as aPerm, then add aPerm to myPermutations.

2) if something (xPerm) does the same thing as aPerm, then

Set aPerm=xPerm

so that "xPerm Is aPerm" returns True.

The problem I have is that in the class module,.....................

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Jul 23, 2012

I need VB codes for an activity in excel. Im trying to create an example file for the suppliers to enter keywords (Search keyword) where it should generate different formats of the search (WORDS) and its case sensitive. Suppliers would be typing the keywords in A2 and it should generate the Permutations horizontally against the keyword (B2 C2 D2 E2 etc). Let me know if you need more clarifications.

Example given below and also attached the file for your reference.

New Keyword – Singular Proper Case

Singular-PR

Singular-LC

Singular-UC

[Code]....

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