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I have the following table in a Google Spreadsheet:

Name | Value
A    | 10
B    | 100
A    | 20
B    | 200
C    | 1000

How can I create another table based on a query:

select name, sum(value), count(value) from table group by name

so it looks like this:

Name | SUM   | COUNT
A    | 30    | 2
B    | 300   | 2
C    | 1000  | 1
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By using the QUERY function you can achieve your goal:

=QUERY(Data!A1:B6;"select A, sum(B), count(B) group by A")

Using the other functions, makes it achievable as well:


See example I've prepared: QUERY vs FUNCTIONS

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You can use Pivot Tables to group data in Google Spreadsheets.

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Why -1? Pivot Table definitely does it! googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/05/… –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Dec 1 '12 at 10:50
Because the question was about doing it with SQL –  Jacob Jan Tuinstra Dec 1 '12 at 11:13
He wants to create another table which he clearly defines in the question, and Pivot Table does create this table. This is a valid answer. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Dec 1 '12 at 13:37
@JacobJanTuinstra no he doesn't. –  spartacus Aug 6 '14 at 7:42
Pivot Tables should probably be mentioned in the question comments section instead. It is definitely helpful and related, but not answer the question precisely - only because the question was specifically about a query and the QUERY function is the answer. –  Dave Dec 21 '14 at 18:01

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