# How To Autofill Number Series In Merged Cells

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`.
Step 3. Press CTRL+ENTER.

1. YA
yaseen

useless

• MO
Mounir

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

2. RU
Ruby

Great! Thanks

3. SB
SBY

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

4. AI
ahmer iqbal

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

• MA
Matt

@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

5. NA
naveen

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

• HA
Hamza

@naveen It Works on both merged and single cell

• GI
Girish

@Hamza Is there any formula to sum and merge cells.
M F TG Total Merged M Merged F Merged TG Merged Total
816 759 0 1575
773 707 0 1480
798 680 0 1478
655 616 0 1271
725 638 0 1363

6. AS
ABDUL SALAM

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

7. SA
sanjay

it works thanks dude for saving my time

8. MI
Milu

It works as described...superb

9. TA
TAPAS

IT IS WORKING, THANKS

10. AJ
ANKURKUMAR JASANI

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

11. SR
Samir Roy

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??

12. MV
Manish Vaishnav

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

13. DH
dhroobh

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.

14. MT
Ms Tam

Simple, clear... Many thanks!

15. BH
BIKRAM HALDAR

I WANT MERGE CELL CONTINUE ...
01/01/2019,
03/01/2019
05/01/2019
06/01/2019

16. AR
arejune

it works and thank you very much for sharing.

17. JW
juanita walker

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?

• JW
juanita walker
18. LN
Lakshmi Narayanan C D

How can i concatenate string along with the number sequence in same above format.
Example:
TC01
TC02
TC03
...

19. NA
Naveed Abbas

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

20. BO
Bonnie

This is not working for me. It numbers as
1
1
2
2
2
3
3
Can you Help?

21. AM
Amit

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

22. MU
Munir

Thanx man its working..

23. EL
Elamuruguselvan

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

24. TA
Tandra

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.

25. BA
BAL

I tried this formula and I got the columns numbered
1
1
2
2

Any help would be appreciated.

• RA
Rahul

@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.

26. MO
Mohammed

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

• MO
Mohammed

@Mohammed Sorry!
It's my fault, I pasted the formula on a column other than "A".
It works as described.