The article will show you some effective methods on how to create a number sequence in Excel with text. We need to add a series of numbers with sequence within one or multiple texts to generate automated usernames, passwords, invoice or product ID etc. This procedure helps us to keep records on something in the system. Fortunately, Excel is very efficient in this case. I’ll show you some simple effective techniques to generate sequential numbers with text in this article.

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## How to Create a Number Sequence with Text in Excel: 5 Easy Methods

In this article, I’ll be explaining the process of creating a *number sequence *with some **User IDs**. In the dataset, we have two text parts, one is the **prefix**, which will be in the first part of our **User ID **and the** suffix **part will be in the last part of the **ID**. There will be some sequential numbers in between these texts.

**1. Using Excel TEXT and ROW Functions to Create a Number Sequence with Text**

We can use Excel **TEXT **and **ROW** functions to create a **number sequence **with text. Let’s go through the description below.

**Steps:**

- First, type the following formula in cell
**D5**.

`=$B$5&TEXT(ROW(A1)-1,"-0000-")&$C$5`

**Formula Breakdown**

The formula uses the **TEXT **and **ROW** functions and returns the username. Here’s how this formula works:

**ROW(A1)—->**returns the row number of cell**A1**, which is**1**.**ROW(A1)-1—->**becomes- Output:
**0**

- Output:
**TEXT(ROW(A1)-1,”-0000-“)—->**simplifies to**TEXT(0,”-0000-“)—->**turns into the text format of**0**.- Output: ‘
**-0000-**’

- Output: ‘
**$B$5&TEXT(ROW(A1)-1,”-0000-“)&$C$5—->**results into**“user” & “-0000-” & “TW”—->**returns the username.- Output:
**user-0000-TW**

- Output:

- After that, press the
**ENTER**button and you will see the first**User ID**in**D5**.

- Next, use the
**Fill Handle**to**AutoFill**the lower cells.

Thus you can create a **number sequence** in Excel with text using **TEXT **and **ROW **functions.

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**2. Applying Ampersand and TEXT Function to Create a Text Number Sequence**

Another way to create a **number sequence **with text is to use the **Ampersand **symbol (**&**) and **the** **TEXT function**. Let’s go through the instructions below for a better understanding.

**Steps:**

- First, insert some serial numbers in column
**C**and type the following formula in cell**D5**.

`=$B$5&TEXT(D5,"-0000-")&$C$5`

Here, we have some serial numbers in column **D**. The **TEXT** function converts the text format of the number in **D5** to **-0000- **and the **Prefix **and **Suffix **of the **User ID **are then added by the **Ampersands**.

- After that, hit the
**ENTER**button and you will see the first**User ID**in**D5**.

- Next, drag the
**Fill icon**downwards to**AutoFill**the lower cells.

Following the above procedures, you can generate an auto number sequence in Excel with text using the** Ampersand** symbol and the **TEXT** function.

**3. ****Create a Number Sequence ****Using Excel CONCAT or CONCATENATE Function**

Another efficient method to create a **number sequence **with text will be to use the **CONCAT **or **CONCATENATE** function. These two functions are generally used to attach strings or characters. So we can easily use them to make our usernames. Let’s go through the procedure below.

**Steps:**

- First, type the following formula in cell
**D5**.

`=CONCAT($B$5,TEXT(ROW(A1)-1,"-0000-"),$C$5)`

Let’s explain the formula a little bit.

**Formula Breakdown**

The formula uses the **CONCAT**, **TEXT **and **ROW** functions and returns the username. Here’s how this formula works:

**ROW(A1)—->**returns the row number of cell**A1**, which is**1**.**ROW(A1)-1—->**results into- Output:
**0**

- Output:
**TEXT(ROW(A1)-1,”-0000-“)—->**becomes**TEXT(0,”-0000-“)—->**turns into the text format of**0**.- Output: ‘
**-0000-**’

- Output: ‘
**CONCAT($B$5,TEXT(ROW(A1)-1,”-0000-“),$C$5)—->**becomes**CONCAT(“user”,”-0000-“,”TW”)—->**adds all the text parts and returns the username.- Output:
**user-0000-TW**

- Output:

- After that, press the
**ENTER**button and you will see the first**User ID**in**D5**.

- Next, use the
**Fill Handle**to**AutoFill**the lower cells.

Thus you can create a **number sequence** in Excel with text using the** CONCAT** function.

Similarly, you can use the** CONCATENATE** function for this purpose. There is no difference between these two formulas except their function name.

`=CONCATENATE($B$5,TEXT(ROW(A1)-1,"-0000-"),$C$5)`

**4. Applying ROWS Function to Create a Number Sequence with Text**

Although we used **the ROWS function** in the first method, the** ROWS** function can also be useful to create a **number sequence **with text. Let’s go through the description below.

**Steps:**

- First, type the following formula in cell
**D5**.

`=$B$5&TEXT(ROWS(A$1:A1)-1,"-0000-")&$C$5`

**Formula Breakdown**

This formula uses the **TEXT **and **ROWS** functions and returns the username. Here’s how it works:

**ROWS(A$1:A1)—->**returns the number of rows between cell**A1**and**A1**, which is actually**1**.**ROWS(A$1:A1)-1—->**then becomes- Output:
**0**

- Output:
**TEXT(ROWS(A$1:A1)-1,”-0000-“)—->**turns into**TEXT(0,”-0000-“)—->**returns the text format of**0**.- Output: ‘
**-0000-**’

- Output: ‘
**$B$5&TEXT(ROW(A1)-1,”-0000-“)&$C$5—->**becomes**user&-0000-&TW—->**returns the username.- Output:
**user-0000-TW**

- Output:

- After that, press the
**ENTER**button and you will see the first**User ID**in**D5**.

- Next, drag the
**Fill**icon to downwards to**AutoFill**the lower cells.

Using the steps described above, you can create a **number sequence** in Excel with text using the **ROWS** functions.

**5. Implementing Flash Fill Command**

If you are not a formula guy, you can use the **Flash Fill **command to create a number sequence without dragging. Let’s go through the process below.

**Steps:**

- First, write the following texts like the following image.

- Notice that there is a column named
**Number Sequence**. We formatted the numbers for this column. To do that, we selected**C5:C10**and then go to**Number Format**>>**More Number Formats…**

- After that, select
**Number**>>**Custom**and type**-0000-**in the type section as our username contains**-0000-**number format within it. - Later, click
**OK**.

See that **0 **becomes **-0000-**, similarly **1 **will be seen as **-0001- **and so on.

- Thereafter, manually type the first
**User ID**.

- Next, select that
**User ID**and go to**Data**>>**Flash Fill**or just press**CTRL+E**. This operation will return other usernames in the following cells.

You will see all the **User ID **automatically filled with the blank cells.

By following this approach, you can create a **number sequence** in Excel with text using the **Flash Fill **command.

## Practice Section

Here, I’m giving you the dataset of this article so that you can practice these methods on your own. You may try to put the number sequence at the first or second part of the usernames applying these methods.

## Conclusion

Suffice to say, we can pull the bottom line considering the fact that you will learn some very useful and effective methods on how to create a **number sequence **in Excel with text. If you have any better methods or questions or feedback regarding this article, please share them in the comment box. This will help me enrich my upcoming articles.