#### random number generator

```Hey is there a way to generate random numbers like you would for a
draft. In other words, i have numbers 1 through 10 and generate a
random order for those?
```
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pat67
5/3/2010 8:27:55 PM
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```Use the RAND() function. If 1-10 are in A1:A10, enter =RAND() in cell B1 and
copy it down through B10. Recalc (F9), then sort by column B.

Hope this helps,

Hutch

"pat67" wrote:

> Hey is there a way to generate random numbers like you would for a
> draft. In other words, i have numbers 1 through 10 and generate a
> random order for those?
> .
>
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Utf
5/3/2010 9:23:01 PM
```You would have to generate 10 random numbers then sort all by the column
the random numbers are in then delete the random number column.

pat67;715192 Wrote:
>
Hey is there a way to generate random numbers like you would for a
draft. In other words, i have numbers 1 through 10 and generate a
random order for those?

--
Simon Lloyd

Regards,
Simon Lloyd
'Microsoft Office Help' (http://www.thecodecage.com)
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Simon
5/3/2010 9:45:57 PM
```On May 3, 5:23=A0pm, Tom Hutchins
<TomHutch...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> Use the RAND() function. If 1-10 are in A1:A10, enter =3DRAND() in cell B=
1 and
> copy it down through B10. Recalc (F9), then sort by column B.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Hutch
>
>
>
> "pat67" wrote:
> > Hey is there a way to generate random numbers like you would for a
> > draft. In other words, i have numbers 1 through 10 and generate a
> > random order for those?
> > .- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Rand() only generates between 0 and 1
```
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pat67
5/5/2010 4:03:41 PM
```Pat,

If you used RANDBETWEEN(1,10) you would be likely to get repeated numbers in
your range.  You asked for the numbers 1 through 10 to be sorted in a random
order, which is exactly what Hutch's solution does - RAND() is only used for
sorting the numbers, not producing them.

"pat67" <pbuscio@comcast.net> wrote in message
On May 3, 5:23 pm, Tom Hutchins
<TomHutch...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> Use the RAND() function. If 1-10 are in A1:A10, enter =RAND() in cell B1
> and
> copy it down through B10. Recalc (F9), then sort by column B.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Hutch
>
>
>
> "pat67" wrote:
> > Hey is there a way to generate random numbers like you would for a
> > draft. In other words, i have numbers 1 through 10 and generate a
> > random order for those?
> > .- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Rand() only generates between 0 and 1

```
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Steve
5/5/2010 8:24:30 PM
```On May 5, 4:24=A0pm, "Steve Dunn" <st...@sky.com> wrote:
> Pat,
>
> If you used RANDBETWEEN(1,10) you would be likely to get repeated numbers=
in
> your range. =A0You asked for the numbers 1 through 10 to be sorted in a r=
andom
> order, which is exactly what Hutch's solution does - RAND() is only used =
for
> sorting the numbers, not producing them.
>
> "pat67" <pbus...@comcast.net> wrote in message
>
> On May 3, 5:23 pm, Tom Hutchins
>
>
>
>
>
> <TomHutch...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> > Use the RAND() function. If 1-10 are in A1:A10, enter =3DRAND() in cell=
B1
> > and
> > copy it down through B10. Recalc (F9), then sort by column B.
>
> > Hope this helps,
>
> > Hutch
>
> > "pat67" wrote:
> > > Hey is there a way to generate random numbers like you would for a
> > > draft. In other words, i have numbers 1 through 10 and generate a
> > > random order for those?
> > > .- Hide quoted text -
>
> > - Show quoted text -
>
> Rand() only generates between 0 and 1- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

I have tried randbetween. the problem is like you said i sometimes get
the same number twice. What i was looking for is different. I wanted
to know if there was a way for me to get a random list of numbers
between 1 and 10 like this

2
4
3
1
6
10
9
7
5
8

So is there a way to do that or not? maybe with code? I don't know

Thanks
```
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pat67
5/6/2010 3:56:29 PM
```pat67 wrote:
> On May 5, 4:24 pm, "Steve Dunn" <st...@sky.com> wrote:
>> Pat,
>>
>> If you used RANDBETWEEN(1,10) you would be likely to get repeated numbers in
>> your range.  You asked for the numbers 1 through 10 to be sorted in a random
>> order, which is exactly what Hutch's solution does - RAND() is only used for
>> sorting the numbers, not producing them.
>>
>> "pat67" <pbus...@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>
>> On May 3, 5:23 pm, Tom Hutchins
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> <TomHutch...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>> Use the RAND() function. If 1-10 are in A1:A10, enter =RAND() in cell B1
>>> and
>>> copy it down through B10. Recalc (F9), then sort by column B.
>>> Hope this helps,
>>> Hutch
>>> "pat67" wrote:
>>>> Hey is there a way to generate random numbers like you would for a
>>>> draft. In other words, i have numbers 1 through 10 and generate a
>>>> random order for those?
>>>> .- Hide quoted text -
>>> - Show quoted text -
>> Rand() only generates between 0 and 1- Hide quoted text -
>>
>> - Show quoted text -
>
> I have tried randbetween. the problem is like you said i sometimes get
> the same number twice. What i was looking for is different. I wanted
> to know if there was a way for me to get a random list of numbers
> between 1 and 10 like this
>
> 2
> 4
> 3
> 1
> 6
> 10
> 9
> 7
> 5
> 8
>
> So is there a way to do that or not? maybe with code? I don't know
>
> Thanks

Go back and read Tom's post again.  Try it EXACTLY like he wrote it.
```
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Glenn
5/6/2010 4:56:05 PM
```If you're dead set against trying Hutch's solution, you could use a bit of
circular referencing to achieve this.  First you will need to turn on
"Enable iterative calculation" from options - read up a bit on this so that
you understand all the implications.

Then in A1:

=RANDBETWEEN(1,10)

in A2:

=IF((\$A2=0)+COUNTIF(\$A\$1:\$A1,\$A2),RANDBETWEEN(1,10),\$A2)

copied down A3:A10.

Hold Shift+F9 to generate a new sequence (this re-calculates the sheet).  Be
aware that this will generate a new sequence whenever the sheet is
re-calculated, unless you fix the number in A1.

"pat67" <pbuscio@comcast.net> wrote in message
On May 5, 4:24 pm, "Steve Dunn" <st...@sky.com> wrote:
> Pat,
>
> If you used RANDBETWEEN(1,10) you would be likely to get repeated numbers
> in
> your range. You asked for the numbers 1 through 10 to be sorted in a
> random
> order, which is exactly what Hutch's solution does - RAND() is only used
> for
> sorting the numbers, not producing them.
>
> "pat67" <pbus...@comcast.net> wrote in message
>
> On May 3, 5:23 pm, Tom Hutchins
>
>
>
>
>
> <TomHutch...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> > Use the RAND() function. If 1-10 are in A1:A10, enter =RAND() in cell B1
> > and
> > copy it down through B10. Recalc (F9), then sort by column B.
>
> > Hope this helps,
>
> > Hutch
>
> > "pat67" wrote:
> > > Hey is there a way to generate random numbers like you would for a
> > > draft. In other words, i have numbers 1 through 10 and generate a
> > > random order for those?
> > > .- Hide quoted text -
>
> > - Show quoted text -
>
> Rand() only generates between 0 and 1- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

I have tried randbetween. the problem is like you said i sometimes get
the same number twice. What i was looking for is different. I wanted
to know if there was a way for me to get a random list of numbers
between 1 and 10 like this

2
4
3
1
6
10
9
7
5
8

So is there a way to do that or not? maybe with code? I don't know

Thanks

```
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Steve
5/7/2010 7:16:26 AM

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