Excel allows us to create a random list generator using the RANDBETWEEN function. This step by step tutorial will assist all levels of Excel users to create and use a random list generator in Excel.
Figure 1. The final result of the formula
Syntax of the RANDBETWEEN Formula
The generic formula for the RANDBETWEEN function is:
The parameters of the RANDBETWEEN function are:
- bottom – a value from which we want to get a random value
- top – a value to which we want to get a random value.
Create a Random List Generator Using the RANDBETWEEN Formula
In the example, we want to generate a list of values between 1 and 10.
The formula for RANDBETWEEN in B3 looks like:
The parameter bottom of the RANDBETWEEN function is 1 and the top is 10, as we want to get a list of values 1-10.
To apply the formula, we need to follow these steps:
- Select cell B3 and click on it
- Insert the formula:
- Press enter
- Drag the formula down to the other cells in the column by clicking and dragging the little “+” icon at the bottom-right of the cell.
Figure 2. Using the RANDBETWEEN formula
After creating this formula, we can see that in column B we have the list of numbers 1-10.
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