**Method 1 – Insert RANDBETWEEN Function to Generate 4 Digit Random Number**

**STEPS:**

- Select the cell where you want to put the formula using the
**RANDBETWEEN**function. So, we select cell**B5**. - Put the formula into that selected cell.

`=RANDBETWEEN(1000,9999)`

- Press
**Enter**.

- Drag the
**Fill Handle**down to duplicate the formula over the range. Or, to**AutoFill**the range, double-click on the**Plus**(**+**) symbol.

- See
**4**digit random numbers in the cell range**B5:B9**.

**Method 2 – RANDARRARY Function as Random 4 Digit Number Generator in Excel**

**STEPS:**

- Choose the cell where you want to insert the
**RANDARRAY**functionsâ€™ formula. - Type the formula below into the selected cell.

`=RANDARRAY(5,1,0,9999,TRUE)`

- Press the
**Enter**key to finish the procedure.

This will automatically generate four-digit random numbers in five rows, as we put the number of rowsÂ 5 into the formula.

**Method 3 – Produce 4 Digit Random Numbers with TRUNC and RAND Functions**

**STEPS:**

- Select cell
**B5**and substitute the formula

`=TRUNC(RAND()*9999,4)`

- Press
**Enter**. The formula will be shown in the formula bar.

- To copy the formula over the range, drag the
**Fill Handle**down or**Double-click**on the**Plus**(**+**) icon.

- See the result in column
**B**.

**How Does the Formula Work?**

**RAND()*9999,4:**The**RAND()**Â will generate a random number between**1 to 9**. Multiplying**9999**will increase the number range and the**4**will return only the 4-digit of that random number.**TRUNC(RAND()*9999,4:**This will return the 4-digit of the random number.

**Method 4 – Combine ROUND & RAND Functions to Generate 4 Digit Random Number**

**STEPS:**

- Select the cell where you want to put the formula to generate random numbers. Select cell
**B5**. - Enter the below formula into that selected cell.

`=ROUND(RAND()*(9999-1000)+1000,0)`

- Hit the
**Enter**key.

- Drag the
**Fill Handle**down to copy the formula over the range. Double click on the**plus**(**+**) sign. This also duplicates the formula.

- Generate 4-digit random numbers into column
**B**.

**How Does the Formula Work?**

**RAND()*(9999-1000)+1000,0:**This will mainly multiply**RAND()**with**9999**to generate only 4-digit random numbers.

**ROUND(RAND()*(9999-1000)+1000,0):**This will remove the extra decimal numbers and generate only the 4-digit numbers.

**Method 5 – Generate 4 Digit Random Number Using LEFT & RANDBETWEEN Functions in Excel**

**STEPS:**

- Select the cell and insert the formula into that cell.

`=LEFT(RANDBETWEEN(1,9)&RANDBETWEEN(0,999999999999999)&RANDBETWEEN(0,999999999999999),B5)`

- Press
**Enter**.

**How Does the Formula Work?**

**RANDBETWEEN(1,9):**This will allow taking a number between**1**to**9**.**RANDBETWEEN(0,999999999999999)&RANDBETWEEN(0,999999999999999),B5:**This line of formula will generate random numbers based on the number we put in cell**B5**.**LEFT(RANDBETWEEN(1,9)&RANDBETWEEN(0,999999999999999)&RANDBETWEEN(0,999999999999999),B5):**This will return the first numbers based on number in the cell**B5**is given.

**Method 6 – Create 4 Digit Random Number by Combining INT & RAND Functions**

**STEPS:**

- Select cell
**B5**. - Type in the formula below.

`=INT(RAND()*(9999-1000)+1000)`

- Hit the
**Enter**key to complete the process.

- The result will now be displayed in the selected cell, along with the formula in the formula bar.
- Drag the
**Fill Handle**down to duplicate the formula across the range. Alternatively, to**AutoFill**the range, double-click the**Plus**(**+**) symbol.

- Column
**B**shows 4-digit random numbers as a result.

**How Does the Formula Work?**

**RAND()*(9999-1000)+1000:**This will mainly multiply**9999**with the**RAND**function to generate 4-digit numbers.**INT(RAND()*(9999-1000)+1000:**This will take the closest integer of the random number and generate only the 4-digit on random numbers.

**Method 7 – Use Excel Analysis ToolPak to Generate 4 Digit Random Number**

**STEPS:**

- Select the
**File**tab on the ribbon.

- Click
**Options**. Or, use the keyboard shortcut**Alt + F + T**.

- Open the
**Excel Options**dialog. - Click
**Add-Ins**in the pop-up window’s left sidebar. - Sselect
**Analysis ToolPak**in the**Add-ins**section. - Select the
**Excel Add-ins**menu at the bottom of the main window from the**Manage**drop-down bar. - Click the
**Go**button.

- This will open a pop-up window with a list of all accessible Excel
**Add-ins**. - Checkmark the box
**Analysis ToolPak**and click**OK**.

- Go to the
**Data**tab from the ribbon. There is now an extra category named**Analysis**on the Excel ribbon’s**Data**tab, with one button labeled**Data Analysis**. Click on that.

- This will appear in the
**Data Analysis**dialog box. - Select
**R****andom Number Generation**and click**OK**.

- A dialog box will appear named
**Random Number Generation**. - Type the number of columns in the
**Number of Variables**text box and type the number of rows in the**Number of Random Numbers**text box. - In the
**Distribution**drop-down menu bar, select**Uniform**. - Take the range for a 4-digit number. We take a range between
**1000**and**9999**. - In the
**Output options**, select**Output Range**. We selected**$B$5:$B$9**. - Click on the
**OK**button.

- See the result in the selected range.

**Method 8 – Excel VBA to Produce 4 Digit Random Number in Excel**

**STEPS:**

- Click the
**Developer**tab on the ribbon. - Launch the
**Visual Basic Editor**by clicking on**Visual Basic**. - Access the
**Visual Basic Editor**by pressing**Alt + F11**.

- Instead of doing this, you can just right-click on your worksheet and go to
**View Code**. This will also take you to**Visual Basic Editor**.

- This will appear in the
**Visual Basic Editor**where we write our codes to create a table from range. - Copy and paste the
**VBA**code shown below.

**VBA Code:**

```
Sub FourDigit_RandomNumber()
Dim num As Integer
num = Int((9999 - 100 + 1) * Rnd() + 100)
Range("B5") = num
End Sub
```

- Run the code by clicking the
**RubSub**button or pressing the keyboard shortcut**F5**.

- Following the steps will generate a 4-digit random number in cell
**B5**.

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