How to Fill Series in Google Sheets (4 Examples)


Often you may want to fill in a series with values in Google Sheets. Fortunately this is easy to do using the simple drag and fill feature built into Google Sheets.

This tutorial explains how to fill a series in four different scenarios:

1. Fill a Series of Numbers

2. Fill a Series of Letters

3. Fill a Series of Days

4. Fill a Series of Months

Example 1: Fill a Series of Numbers

To fill a series of numbers in Google Sheets, simply enter the value of the first two numbers:

Then hover over the bottom right-hand corner of the cell until a tiny “+” appears. Then click and drag down to however many cells you’d like in the same column: 

fill a series of numbers in Google Sheets

Google Sheets will automatically detect the pattern between the first two numbers (e.g. add one value) and simply repeat this pattern for as many values as you’d like.

Example 2: Fill a Series of Letters

To fill a series of letters in Google Sheets, type in the first letter in some cell and then use the following formula to increment the letter by one:

=CHAR(CODE(A2)+1)

fill a series of letters in Google Sheets

Then hover over the bottom right-hand corner of the cell until a tiny “+” appears. Then click and drag down to however many cells you’d like in the same column: 

A series of letters will automatically be filled in.

Example 3: Fill a Series of Days

To fill a series of days in Google Sheets, simply enter the date of the first day:

Then hover over the bottom right-hand corner of the cell until a tiny “+” appears. Then click and drag down to however many cells you’d like in the same column:

Example 4. Fill a Series of Months

To fill a series of months in Google Sheets, simply enter the name of the first month:

Then hover over the bottom right-hand corner of the cell until a tiny “+” appears. Then click and drag down to however many cells you’d like in the same column:

Additional Resources

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in Google Sheets:

How to Extract Substring in Google Sheets
How to Filter by Date Range in Google Sheets
How to AutoFill Dates in Google Sheets

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