If in Cell A2 I have the formula,


how do I get it copied to all the cells below in the entire column (e.g. 900'000 cells) instead of manually dragging it down to eternity?

  • Your first formula trigger a an infinite loop (Iterative calculation) so 'im not sure this =ArrayFormula(IF(MOD(ROW(),1)=0,A2:A10+1,A2:A10)) can solve the problem. Second formula, i'm not sure what you're looking for, can you explain a bit more ?
    – pjmg
    May 16, 2020 at 12:43
  • This is my original question, so you have an idea of what I'm looking to achieve. webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/142367/…
    – Kedar
    May 16, 2020 at 13:59

1 Answer 1


You can do that using the following arrayformula in cell E2:


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How the formula works:

First of all you need to make sure you place it in the correct row. That is if your range starts at the second row (like E2-E) row you place it in the second row. As you notice in the given formula the column is A. That is to show you that the column makes no difference. It could be any column. It is the row that is important.

Then we fix the step which is one above the one we want. In this case in order to have 8 repetitions, we divide by 9.

Finally, we can control the starting number by adding a number in the last part of the formula.In this case we start from zero so we add nothing.
But in columns B and C we start from 1 and 2 so we use:

in column B


and in column C


Functions used:

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