How To Automatically Add Numbers In Google Sheets

Last Updated on November 1, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to automatically add numbers in Google Sheets.

You can save time and effort by using Google Sheets, which can identify your data pattern and automatically fill your cells with sequential data. Here is an example of how to use it with formulas, numbers, and more.

Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to automatically add numbers in Google Sheets.

How To Automatically Add Numbers In Google Sheets

The key to auto-filling in Google Sheets is to insert the initial two or more data to indicate a pattern for Google Sheets to follow later on.

Sequential Numbers

To auto-fill numbers, you simply need to insert 1 and 2 in the first two cells, then pull the dot at the bottom-right corner of the cells downwards to fill up the empty cells.

Sequential Even Numbers

You can also fill in only the even numbers. Similar to the above, you will insert 2 and 4 in the first two cells, then pull the dot at the bottom-right corner of the cells downwards to fill up the empty cells.

Sequential Odd Numbers

You guessed it! Auto-filling odd numbers works the same way as the above. Simply insert 1 and 3 in the first two cells, then pull the dot at the bottom-right corner of the cells downwards to fill up the empty cells.

Summary

That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

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