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Sequence check in Excel

Posted by Roger Isaksson on July 04, 2001 5:59 AM

I would like to do a sequence check in excel, for instance to see that all there are no holes in a sequence from 25000 to 50000 of numbers in a line...

Anyone have a spreadsheet set up for this?



Posted by Joe Was on July 04, 2001 9:34 AM

Have Excel do it for you?

Copy enough of your series next to it, then highlight the copy. In the bottom right of the highlight block is a little square. When your cursor is over the square the cursor changes to cross-hairs, drag the cross-hairs as far as your original list, and let go. Excel will now complete your series.

I have had Excel complete some nasty series, so I think it can handle some real complex ones.

Just compare the tow lists, yours and Excel's? JSW