Random Generator for Microsoft Excel

Generate random names and numbers from a custom list

Generating random sample data in Excel

You can use Random Generator to create and save custom lists with names, numbers, notions, and other data. Your list is added to the standard Excel custom list. Then you can use our tool as a random name generator to get a list of names in your worksheets. Or you can easily obtain a random sample for testing purposes in Excel 2016, 2013-2007.

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Create a custom list of names, numbers or other data

  1. Select a range in your worksheet that you want to fill with custom list values at random
  2. Expand the Custom list section on the Random Number Generator pane See Custom list section by clicking these arrows
  3. You will see several standard Excel custom lists. Select the necessary list by clicking on it. Select a custom list
  4. If you need to generate random custom list values without duplicates, tick the Unique values checkbox and all the generated values will be different. Tick this option to use only unique custom list items Click this button and scroll through the items in the custom list
  5. Click on the Generate and get random non-repeating names, numbers, etc. from your list.

Create a new custom list in Excel to pick a random sample

  1. Say you need to use this add-in for generating random samples. For this you can add your own custom list with any type of data to the custom list section.
  2. To add your custom list, select the range with the needed items in your worksheet. It can be a column, row or a block of cells with data.
  3. Then press the New list button. Create a custom list by clicking on this button
  4. Confirm your selection by clicking OK. Press OK to confirm your selection
  5. Your new custom list, be there names or numbers you need to generate from, will appear among others under Custom list section. Your custom list appears among other custom lists

From now on you can use this list to generate certain number of random names, numbers or get a sample of your data in Excel.

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