In Excel, itâ€™s very handy to **repeat a formula pattern** to calculate a large set of data. If you want to fill formulas in every cell it will become very tedious and time-consuming work.

If you are looking for the easiest ways to repeat formula patterns in Excel then you are in the right place. Letâ€™s get into the main article.

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## 8 Ways to Repeat Formula Pattern in Excel

In the following dataset, I have 8 columns and 9 rows. Here I have some empty cells where I will repeat formula patterns in various ways to fill up the cells easily. I will explain different ways by taking these empty cells as an example.

__Method-1__: Using Autofill

Here, in the **Date **column, I have two dates with a gap of one week in the first two rows and the date format is **mm-dd-yyyy**. Suppose I want to fill up the other cells in this pattern of date with a gap of one week.

** Step-01**: To do this, I have to select the first two cells of the

**Date**column and after hovering the mouse around the end of the second cell a plus sign like below will appear. You have to just drag it down.

** Step-02**: In this way the rest of the cells will be filled up by using this pattern of dates.

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__Method-2__: Using Flash Fill Feature to Repeat Pattern

Suppose I have to add the **First Name** and the** Last Name** in the **Full Name **column. So, I have written the first name and last name of a person in the first row of the** Full Name** column.

** Step-01**: Then I will start typing in the second cell as below and after that, the following suggestions will appear. This is called the

**Flash Fill**feature of Excel.Â After that, you have to press

**ENTER.**

** Step-02**: Then like the following figure the names will be automatically filled using the given pattern.

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__Method-3: __Repeating a Formula by Dragging and Double Clicking

** Step-01**: Here, I have typed a formula in

**E4**and I want to use this formula in other empty cells with their respective data. To do this I have to just select

**E4**and drag down the

**Plus**sign all the way over the empty cells. You can also do this by double-clicking on the

**Plus**sign.

** Step-02**: In this way, the following table will be formed.

__Method-4__: Copying and Pasting a Formula to Repeat Pattern

** Step-01**: Here, I have typed a formula in

**E4**and I want to use this formula in other empty cells with their respective values. To do this I have to select

**E4**and press

**CTRL**+

**C**and then select the empty cells and press

**CTRL**+

**V**

** Step-02**: In this way, the other empty cells will be filled up with the formula pattern as below.

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__Method-5__: Using Power Query to Repeat Pattern

** Step-01**: Here, I want to complete the

**Total Income**column by typing the formula only once. To do this you have to select as following

**Data**Tab >>

**From Table/Range**

** Step-02**: Then

**Create Table**Dialog Box will appear. Then you have to select the whole range and click on the

**My table has headers**option and press

**OK**.

** Step-03**: Then

**Power Query Editor**will appear and then you have to just type the formula in

**E4**as below and press

**ENTER**.

** Step-04**: In this way automatically the formula pattern will be repeated in all of the empty cells.

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__Method-6__: Entering a Formula to Multiple Cells

** Step-01**: At first, you have to select all of the cells where you want to use the formula and then start typing the formula in any of the cells and then press

**CTRL**+

**ENTER**.

** Step-02**: After that, the remaining cells will be filled up with the formula.

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__Method-7__: Repeating Formula Pattern Using INDIRECT Function

Suppose you have the following dataset where you have a column named **Working hour** and another column named **Income per hour** where only the first 3 cells have value.

You have to multiply the first 3 cells of the **Working hour **with the first 3 cells of **Income per hour **respectively.

You have to continue the process repeatedly, which means multiplying **C7**, **C8**, **C9**Â ofÂ **Working hour **with the first 3 cells of **Income per hour **respectively.

And this repetition will be continued .

** Step-01**: At first you have to write the formulas in

**E4**,

**E5**,

**E6**respectively. Here

**INDIRECT**Function has been used.

`=`

`C4`

`*INDIRECT("`

`D4`

`",TRUE)`

`=`

`C5`

`*INDIRECT("`

`D5`

`",TRUE)`

`=`

`C6`

`*INDIRECT("`

`D6`

`",TRUE)`

After entering the functions the first 3 cells of **Total Income** will give values and then you have to just select the first 3 cells and drag the Plus sign down as below.

** Step-02**: Now, the rest of the empty cells will be filled with this repeated formula pattern.

__Method-8__: Using SEQUENCE Function to Repeat Pattern

** Step-01** : In theÂ

**ID**column I want to fill up the cells with IDs by using the

**SEQUENCE**function.

`=SEQUENCE(rows,columns,start,step)`

Here, rows=**8**, columns=**1**, start=**121001**, step=**2**

`=SEQUENCE(8,1,121001,2)`

** Step-02**: After entering the function the following table will appear.

## Conclusion

In this article, I tried to cover the easiest ways of repeating formula patterns in Excel. Hope this article will help you a lot. If you have any further ideas related to this topic then you can share them with us. You can ask any question here. Thank you.

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