Formula for random population

massnative

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Hello,

I did some searching with no success as it pertained to word text.

I'm looking for a formula that would allow me to populate a column with random text names created on another spreadsheet (e.g. names like Mike, Stephen, Mary, etc.). I cannot have the patterns repeat all the way down the column.

Many thanks out there!

Massnative
 

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The following is based on the scenario where the random names are in sheet "Names", and there are 20 names in column A starting in row 1.
Code:
=INDEX(Names!A$1:A$20,RANDBETWEEN(1,20))

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