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I have the following sheets:

  • ListA
  • ListB
  • ListC

Note: at each sheet I have a column which contains YES or NO.

How do I query all my lists (spreadsheets) where myBooleanColumn equals to YES/NO?

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What are you looking for? Just a count of the Yes/No's in each list on a 4th, separate sheet? – OnenOnlyWalter Jan 18 '13 at 18:46
@OnenOnlyWalter: Imagine that I have multiple lists and I wan to appear the rows that have been marked with ”YES/NO” at a certain column. Looked up to forums, blogs and other websites but haven't managed to reach to correct formula. Do you have an ideea? – el.severo Jan 18 '13 at 19:10
@el.severo: Please edit your question to include this important information. Comments are impermanent. – Al E. May 24 '13 at 12:53
Would it be possible to share an example spreadsheet ? That would make it a lot easier to help you. – JPV Apr 18 at 18:31

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Assuming that all your sheets are in the same spreadsheet and the range of interest is A:B where column B have values YES/NO and you want only the rows where B is equal to YES, then the following formula should work:

=QUERY({ListA!A:B;ListB!A:B;ListC!A:B}, "select Col1, Col2 where Col2='YES'")

QUERY - Docs editors Help

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First off, I'm going to assume you mean multiple SHEETS within the same SPREADSHEET. I know Google Spreadsheets can't search between multiple SPREADSHEETS.

Here is the formula to count the Yeses in a column (or row):


You could put one of these on each sheet and then sum them on a "report" sheet or cell. If you didn't want that count visible on each sheet put the cell out of range somewhere.

If you only want to show the YES rows on a sheet then use the built in filtering functions.

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