Excel/permutations

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Hello Tom,I Bought a combination Dlock and set a new combination code, which I failed to set. I tried is once and it worked OK so I mixed up the wheels but forgot to reset the switch on the lock  for setting a new code, I now cannot open it.I know there are 10.000 permutations.   The lock is 4 numbers across, each with 0-9 on it.Is there a way of listing the 10,000 possible 4 digit codes or is there a link to software or a chart, that I can print out the whole list so I can just cross them off as I try the combinations (without writing out the whole chart myself which I do not think I could do before running out of patience?).  Thank you! Tony

Tony

A1: 0
B1: 0
C1: 0
D1: 0

A2: =IF(MOD(ROW(),10)=0,9,MOD(ROW(),10)-1)
B2: =IF(A2=0,IF(B1=9,0,B1+1),B1)
C2: =IF(AND(B2=0,B1=9),IF(C1=9,0,C1+1),C1)
D2: =IF(AND(C2=0,C1=9),D1+1,D1)

select A2:D2 and drag fill down to row 10000

or you can run this macro:

Sub ABC()
Dim i As Long, j As Long
Dim k As Long, l As Long
Dim ii As Long
ii = 0
For i = 0 To 9
For j = 0 To 9
For k = 0 To 9
For l = 0 To 9
ii = ii + 1
Cells(ii, "F").Value = l
Cells(ii, "G").Value = k
Cells(ii, "H").Value = j
Cells(ii, "I").Value = i
Next l, k, j, i

End Sub

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

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