As far as we know auto numbering will not work in merged cells. If you need to number a column that it is made up of different sized merged cells, when you try to drag the numbering it tries to resize the merge cells as well. Is there a way to number the merged cells without having to manually type the number?

For example, **A1** is header, range **A2:A15** is made up of different sized merged cells, see the following screen shot. How to fill number series in **A2:A15**?

We can use Excel formula to do it.

Step 1. Select the merged cells (in this example, select **A2:A15**).

Step 2. Press `F2`, or click the **Formula Bar**, enter the formula: `=MAX(A$1:A1)+1`

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Step 3. Press `CTRL`+`ENTER`.

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@yaseen Maybe you didn't know how to adapt the formula to your situation

Great! Thanks

Formula should be =MAX($A$1:A1)+1

I need a formula to merged the below series into 923312. can anybody help me.

9233120

9233121

9233122

9233123

9233124

9233125

9233126

9233127

9233128

9233129

regards,

Ahmer

@ahmer iqbal Formula in first cell should be =MAX($A$1:A1)+9233120

Formula in all subsequent rows should be =MAX($A$1:A1)+1

this formula is only for merged cell what about if merged and single cell is there?

Sir, BIG RELIEF. I have just found the right solution for my problem at the RIGHT TIME. Thank you so much.

it works thanks dude for saving my time

It works as described...superb

IT IS WORKING, THANKS

I want to weekend in this merged cell series... how can i do that ?

Hi,

It really helped, but I have one concern, how to start from row A1, here the example shows results form row A2. In the formula for cell A2, we include A1 as reference to find the maximum no. but what for cell A1, what should be the reference formula for cell A1??

Wow...Thank you so much, it saved my time , earlier i was manually entering the series nos.

Loved it, Thanks, It saves like 2 hours of hard work.

Though there was error for me, my total value supposed to come 2275, but it came 2285

There is "10" difference. I fixed the error manually.

Simple, clear... Many thanks!

I WANT MERGE CELL CONTINUE ...

01/01/2019,

03/01/2019

05/01/2019

06/01/2019

it works and thank you very much for sharing.

every thing you did I was able to do on my own excel sheet that I opened to follow along on my second monitor I found it easier to follow when you do hands on verses just sitting and watching, thanks for showing me how to put the days /months in now I need to be able to do the 9*9= in excel I did not understand how you got the answer when you clicked I blank and miss it . this was my first class and I want to learn more on how to use excel?

@juanita walker ok

How can i concatenate string along with the number sequence in same above format.

Example:

TC01

TC02

TC03

...

I have to manage a result sheet then result card,,, so how can I get proper way kindly help any one

This is not working for me. It numbers as

1

1

2

2

2

3

3

Can you Help?

Wow.. so easy.. Thank you so much..

Thanx man its working..

hi bro....

I tried it, It works,

But i need addition , my merge cells are not even, May be 2 cells are merged, 3 cells are merged, in that case how can i proceed, Kindly support. Any help would be appreciated

Thnk you so much!

It works..first of all apply formula in all cell of column A then merge as need....it automatically take next number.

I tried this formula and I got the columns numbered

1

1

2

2

Any help would be appreciated.

@BAL You have to type the formula =MAX(A$1:A1)+1 if you are applying it from row2. If you are starting from row3 then formula will change to =MAX(A$1:A2)+1 and onwards accordingly.

=MAX(A$1:A1)+1 equals =ROW()-1, and not working as described in the screenshot!

@Mohammed Sorry!

It's my fault, I pasted the formula on a column other than "A".

It works as described.