Need to generate all posible 4 digit numbers using only 9,8,6,5,3

# Generate all 4 digit-numbers using only 9,8,6,5,3

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### Discussion

See if this works for you. It will take those numbers and generate a list of all possible permutations. There are 5! = 120 permutations. It enters each result as a single result in a cell.
https://www.extendoffice.com/documents/excel/3657-excel-generate-all-permutations.html

gebobs (rep: 30) May 18, '17 at 9:33 am

does not looks right, just by the amount possible combinations. May be I am not clear on what I need, I have a plate from the vehicle,XXX-9835, and I have a person who saw the plate, while letters clearly visible on the video, person not sure about "roundish numbers" viz. 9 8 6 5 3, thus in order to run a plate through the database to match vehicle description I need list of all possible combinations of 4 digtit numbers made up of those 5 digits.

olegtf May 18, '17 at 10:05 am

## Answers

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I did a quick search and found this (made a minor edit or two):

```
Dim vAllItems As Variant
Dim Buffer() As String
Dim BufferPtr As Long
Dim Results As Worksheet
'
' Posted by Myrna Larson
' Edited for TeachExcel.com
Sub ListPermutations()
Dim Rng As Range
Dim PopSize As Integer
Dim SetSize As Integer
Dim Which As String
Dim N As Double
Const BufferSize As Long = 4096
Set Rng = Selection.Columns(1).Cells
If Rng.Cells.Count = 1 Then
Set Rng = Range(Rng, Rng.End(xlDown))
End If
PopSize = Rng.Cells.CountLarge - 2
If PopSize < 2 Then GoTo DataError
SetSize = Rng.Cells(2).Value
If SetSize > PopSize Then GoTo DataError
Which = UCase$(Rng.Cells(1).Value)
Select Case Which
Case "C"
N = Application.WorksheetFunction.Combin(PopSize, SetSize)
Case "P"
N = Application.WorksheetFunction.Permut(PopSize, SetSize)
Case Else
GoTo DataError
End Select
If N > Cells.CountLarge Then GoTo DataError
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Set Results = Worksheets.Add
vAllItems = Rng.Offset(2, 0).Resize(PopSize).Value
ReDim Buffer(1 To BufferSize) As String
BufferPtr = 0
If Which = "C" Then
AddCombination PopSize, SetSize
Else
AddPermutation PopSize, SetSize
End If
vAllItems = 0
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
Exit Sub
DataError:
If N = 0 Then
Which = "Enter your data in a vertical range of at least 4 cells. " _
& String$(2, 10) _
& "Top cell must contain the letter C or P, 2nd cell is the number " _
& "of items in a subset, the cells below are the values from which " _
& "the subset is to be chosen."
Else
Which = "This requires " & Format$(N, "#,##0") & _
" cells, more than are available on the worksheet!"
End If
MsgBox Which, vbOKOnly, "DATA ERROR"
Exit Sub
End Sub
Private Sub AddPermutation(Optional PopSize As Integer = 0, _
Optional SetSize As Integer = 0, _
Optional NextMember As Integer = 0)
Static iPopSize As Integer
Static iSetSize As Integer
Static SetMembers() As Integer
Static Used() As Integer
Dim i As Integer
If PopSize <> 0 Then
iPopSize = PopSize
iSetSize = SetSize
ReDim SetMembers(1 To iSetSize) As Integer
ReDim Used(1 To iPopSize) As Integer
NextMember = 1
End If
For i = 1 To iPopSize
If Used(i) = 0 Then
SetMembers(NextMember) = i
If NextMember <> iSetSize Then
Used(i) = True
AddPermutation , , NextMember + 1
Used(i) = False
Else
SavePermutation SetMembers()
End If
End If
Next i
If NextMember = 1 Then
SavePermutation SetMembers(), True
Erase SetMembers
Erase Used
End If
End Sub 'AddPermutation
Private Sub AddCombination(Optional PopSize As Integer = 0, _
Optional SetSize As Integer = 0, _
Optional NextMember As Integer = 0, _
Optional NextItem As Integer = 0)
Static iPopSize As Integer
Static iSetSize As Integer
Static SetMembers() As Integer
Dim i As Integer
If PopSize <> 0 Then
iPopSize = PopSize
iSetSize = SetSize
ReDim SetMembers(1 To iSetSize) As Integer
NextMember = 1
NextItem = 1
End If
For i = NextItem To iPopSize
SetMembers(NextMember) = i
If NextMember <> iSetSize Then
AddCombination , , NextMember + 1, i + 1
Else
SavePermutation SetMembers()
End If
Next i
If NextMember = 1 Then
SavePermutation SetMembers(), True
Erase SetMembers
End If
End Sub 'AddCombination
Private Sub SavePermutation(ItemsChosen() As Integer, _
Optional FlushBuffer As Boolean = False)
Dim i As Integer, sValue As String
Static RowNum As Long, ColNum As Long
If RowNum = 0 Then RowNum = 1
If ColNum = 0 Then ColNum = 1
If FlushBuffer = True Or BufferPtr = UBound(Buffer()) Then
If BufferPtr > 0 Then
If (RowNum + BufferPtr - 1) > Rows.Count Then
RowNum = 1
ColNum = ColNum + 1
If ColNum > 256 Then Exit Sub
End If
Results.Cells(RowNum, ColNum).Resize(BufferPtr, 1).Value _
= Application.WorksheetFunction.Transpose(Buffer())
RowNum = RowNum + BufferPtr
End If
BufferPtr = 0
If FlushBuffer = True Then
Erase Buffer
RowNum = 0
ColNum = 0
Exit Sub
Else
ReDim Buffer(1 To UBound(Buffer))
End If
End If
'construct the next set
For i = 1 To UBound(ItemsChosen)
sValue = sValue & "" & vAllItems(ItemsChosen(i), 1)
Next i
'and save it in the buffer
BufferPtr = BufferPtr + 1
Buffer(BufferPtr) = Mid$(sValue, 1)
End Sub 'SavePermutation
```

On Sheet1 enter data like this:

**A1 **P to get permutations or C to get combinations. I used **P**.

**A2 **The size of fhe number/result. Use **4** for your case.

**A3...** The items/numbers that you want to combine. Put one number per cell going down. For you, 9 in A3, 8 in A4, etc.

Select cell A1 and run the macro.

(This is a hefty macro but it should do what you need.)

### Discussion

Thank you very much for your responce. I am getting "Runtime error 6 overflow" debug option highlighted PopSize = Rng.Cells.CountLarge - 2

well... I went "easier way" - created list from 0000 to 9999 and as of now deleting any cell containg 0, 1, 2, 4, 7... probably will be done by the end of the day :-) still, thank you very much...

well... I went "easier way" - created list from 0000 to 9999 and as of now deleting any cell containg 0, 1, 2, 4, 7... probably will be done by the end of the day :-) still, thank you very much...

olegtf May 18, '17 at 3:17 pm

You are in Excel 2010 or 2013 right? Because I initially had issues but worked them out for my 2016 version. I can't reproduce that issue in Excel 2016; the

**CountLarge**part replaced the error causing**Count**part in the original macro.
don (rep: 1715) May 19, '17 at 2:37 am