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How to generate random numbers in Excel without duplicates

As you probably know, Microsoft Excel has several functions for generating random numbers such as RAND, RANDBETWEEN and RANDARRAY. However, there is no guarantee that their result will be duplicate free. This tutorial shows a few formulas to build your own unique random number generator for Excel. Continue reading

How to get random sample in Excel without duplicates

A while ago, we described a few different ways to randomly select in Excel. Most of those solutions rely on the RAND and RANDBETWEEN functions, which may generate duplicate numbers. If you need a random selection without duplicates, then use the approaches described in this tutorial. Continue reading

RANDARRAY function - quick way to generate random numbers in Excel

As you probably know, Microsoft Excel already has a couple of randomizing functions. What is the sense in introducing another one? In a nutshell, because it's far more powerful and can replace all of the older functions. Continue reading

How to select random sample in Excel

Whether you do market research for a new product launch or evaluating the results of your marketing campaign, it is important that you use an unbiased sample of data for your analysis. The easiest way to achieve this is to do random selection in Excel. Continue reading

Random sort in Excel: shuffle cells, rows and columns

Microsoft Excel provides a handful of different sorting options including ascending or descending order, by color or icon, and custom sort. However, it lacks one important feature - random sort. This tutorial will teach you a couple of easy ways to shuffle data in Excel. Continue reading

How to generate random numbers in Excel - RAND and RANDBETWEEN functions

The tutorial explains the specificities of the Excel random number generator algorithm and demonstrates how to use RAND and RANDBETWEEN functions in Excel to generate random numbers, dates, passwords and other text strings. Continue reading

How to create custom lists in Excel and get every benefit from Random Generator

Random Generator has a trick for those of you who often work with set lists and would like to get the most of Excel custom list feature. See how much more helpful it can be if you always have your custom lists at hand and you can add not only text, but dates, numbers and other formats to your custom lists. See totally new ways of using the lists: select random entries from them or create worksheets named as custom list values in 1 click... Continue reading