I am trying to auto-number only the existing names on a cell using an arrayformula:

I have two cells one for the names and the other for consecutive numbers.

Here I have an example of what I want to achieve:

Link to My Google Sheets Document

The current formula still counting the empty spaces, but it only should count the ones with content:


Here is an ScreenShot:

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  • Thanks a lot!!! it worked like a charm. I don't understand very good the formula, but it do the job! thank you! Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 22:41

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