# Numbering problem

#### mzspazchick

##### New Member
Hi All,
I have a new problem and you all have been soooo great in solving my old problems, so here I am again.
I have some data brought into a worksheet by a formula. So the data might be a list of names or it might have an error message depending on whether or not the data meets the requirements of the formula.
So I have:
Joe
Sue
Sally
#NUM!
#NUM!

and on another list I have:
Jesse
Jane
#NUM!
#NUM!
How can I put a sequential number in the box to the left of the names? For example I would like to see:
1 Joe
2 Sue
3 Sally
#NUM!
#NUM!

then on the other list
4 Jesse
5 Jane
#NUM!
#NUM!

and so on. I have tried an IF statement, but no luck. I have searched this board for days and I can find numbering but not like mine.
Can this even be done? And if so, any ideas on where I should start?
Thank you,
Michelle

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Book2
ABCD
103
2AutoNumberList1AutoNumberList2
31Joe4Jesse
42Sue5Jane
53Sally #NUM!
6 #NUM! #NUM!
7 #NUM!
8
Sheet1

A1 must house a 0.

A3, copied down:

=IF(ISTEXT(B3),LOOKUP(9.99999999999999E+307,\$A\$1:A2)+1,"")

C1:

=LOOKUP(9.99999999999999E+307,A1:A7)

C3, copied down:

=IF(ISTEXT(D3),LOOKUP(9.99999999999999E+307,\$C\$1:C2)+1,"")

Many thanks again Aladin Akyurek. I greatly appreciate all your help. I think that formula was similar to another you helped me with before. Just a quick question, whats up with the "9.99999999999999E+307" part? How does that work? If you have a moment...
Thanks,
Michelle

mzspazchick said:
Many thanks again Aladin Akyurek. I greatly appreciate all your help. I think that formula was similar to another you helped me with before. Just a quick question, whats up with the "9.99999999999999E+307" part? How does that work? If you have a moment...
Thanks,
Michelle

See if this helps: http://tinyurl.com/83b2x

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