Formulas used in Spreadsheets

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Google Spreadsheets ISEMPTY() formula function

Is there any way I can check whether a cell is empty? There is a function ISBLANK() but it returns false when there's a formula in a cell even thought the formula doesn't return anything (or an empty ...
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Conditionally formatting a cell based on another cell's value in Google Spreadsheet

I did some searching on this and came across this post However, this solution uses an onEdit() trigger. I would like to see a solution that uses a formula approach, so in the OP's example from that ...
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How is reddit's link karma calculated?

I couldn't find it easily in their FAQ: When does your link karma increase 1 point? I don't think it's a one-one relationship with votes, as some of my stuff got upvoted and it didn't change ...
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IF OR Statements

How do you do an IF ... OR ... THEN statement in a Google spreadsheet? In PHP I would do this: if($C7 == "U.S.A." || $C7 == "Canada"){ ... How to do the same as a spreadsheet formula? At the ...
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Adding one Google Spreadsheet column to a string to dynamically create a URL in the next column

I have a spreadsheet of product id codes that I'd like to turn into links, and from everything I've read, the concat or concatenate functions in Google Docs should work for that, but so far everything ...
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Concatenating only filled cells

I currently have a spreadsheet to keep track of scores in a card game. There can be between 2 and 5 players. I have the following: | Players | |----------| | Dave | | Paul | | John | | ...
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Looking for an “isFormula” formula for Google Spreadsheets

Is there a function that will tell if a specific cell has a plain (manually entered) value or has a formula?
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Google Sheets - How can I use row values to index into another sheet?

I have an arbitrary google spreadsheet Data. alpha | 0.1 beta | 0.2 gamma | 0.3 delta | 0.4 epsilon | 0.5 And another sheet in the same file, Data Subset that holds an arbitrary ...
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Tool for teaching maths online [closed]

I'm trying to find a good tool for teaching someone maths online. Some kind of a online whiteboard that the student can be invited to. I need to be able to draw graphs and handwrite using my drawing ...
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In a Google spreadsheet, how do I list unique items, modified by a regexp?

I have a Google spreadsheet with items and prices. Column D has the prices, column C has item names, some of which contain multiple words. When an item has multiple words, only the first one is ...
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Can I use column headers in a =QUERY?

Reading the documentation for the =QUERY function1, 2, 3, some of it seems to imply that I should be able to use column headers directly in my query. For example, the =QUERY function takes a third ...
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Remove word values from the output of UNIQUE(SourceArray) in a Google spreadsheet

I am trying to list all the "other" options of a Google form. As such, I am using UNIQUE to list all results from a row so: =UNIQUE('Form Responses'!S2:S) I would the want to exclude the following ...
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How do I output a string containing quotation marks?

I am not super computer literate. I am trying to use the equations to grade my Google quiz, the problem is that there is a quote in the answer. Is there a different symbol I need to use? This is what ...
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How to apply a function to all the rows preceeding the current one in an arrayformula?

So I have the following situation: In the first column I have certain values, in the second column, given a certain row, I want it to contain the result of a function applied to all the preceeding ...
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Webservice which allows chat with math formulas

The google charts API supports creating good looking formulas based upon latex input: Does someone know an online chat service which makes use of that API to display discussed formulas? Maybe with ...
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Take SUM of colored cells in a column in Google Spreadsheets?

I have a column of numbers, where I've changed the background color of some of the cells to blue. All of the other cells in the column have the regular white background. Is it possible to create a ...
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Google Sheets formula every x rows, assign incrementing cell value

I have a Google Sheet, with the first row container headers (so row references will be -1) and rows are "grouped" by every 7 rows. See below. I've manually typed the numbers into the Image # ...
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How do I prevent that references in my formula change when I copy the formula to a new cell?

I'm trying to use submitted Google Form data in one spreadsheet to locate and retrieve data from another spreadsheet (tab in same document). The Google Spreadsheet file is here. The =QUERY statement ...
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How to count the occurrences of 'STRING' in a row, but only if that row begins with 'IFTEXT'

I have a sheet with employee time logs, as follows: Name Day1 Day2 Subtotal of 'OFF' days this period Jess PRESENT OFF 1 Bob PRESENT PRESENT 0 Name Day3 ...
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JOIN formula in Google Spreadsheets

I want to use the JOIN formula in Google Spreadsheets to transform all values in one column into a list, with , around each value. Has anyone used this formula before? The only information I can ...
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Complex Formula in Google Spreadsheet

I have a 'dashboard' sheet and a 'log' sheet. I'm trying to pull data from the 'log' sheet and perform calculations on the data before displaying it in the 'dashboard' sheet. The 'log' sheet will have ...
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Problem with SUBSTITUTE function in Google Spreadsheets

I'm having problems using the SUBSTITUTE function as part of a formula. On it's own, SUBSTITUTE returns the desired output (i.e. in cell O3), but when combined in a formula, 0 is outputted (i.e. cell ...
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How to interpolate data in a range in Google Sheets

I have an array with data: X Y 3 50 5 60 9 120 11 130 18 90 20 150 The data is entirely non-linear. X is guaranteed to be sorted. Now for any given ...
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Multiple conditions look up

I am having trouble building a spreadsheet, the problem its my data table. I want to be able to pull data from the table, something that will match data from column A, and column B (on the same row) ...
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Google Spreadsheets sum only shown rows

Is it possible to sum a range of cells while ignoring rows which are not hidden? Thanks
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Using INDIRECT() in sheet reference range

I have a separate sheet with some data where a user's input will reference the row number of a sheet. I'm trying to reference that sheet by inserting the column letter and taking a number input from a ...
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COUNTIF but when multiple conditions are met

I'm trying to create a GDocs spreadsheet to collate data from a survey. I'm fairly new to the advanced features of GDocs/Excel but here's what I'd like to achieve. I've tried Googling but it's a tough ...
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Is there a way to search and replace a regular expression in Google Docs spreadsheets?

The problem is that I entered a lot of formulas like =round(x+y) into a Google Docs spreadsheet. Now I need them exported to MS Excel and the latter only accepts =round(x+y,0) as a valid format. ...
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Can I subtract a cell value in another cell that already have one in Google Spreadsheets?

Let's say that I have two cells A1 (time needed) and B1 (time spent). I want that when I enter a value in B1 the value of A1 will be reduced automatically. I want that in some way I could enter in ...
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How to summarize many-to-one table in Google Sheets

I've got two separate sheets we'll call 'Sheet A' and 'Sheet B' with a table on each. The table on 'Sheet A' has a Many-to-one relationship to the data on the second sheet. On the second sheet, I'd ...
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Can I have formulas in a Google Form, not just the worksheet?

We use a Google Form for registration for our charity road race. I need to have two fields that contain formulas so people registering do not have to do the calculating. They can order t-shirts. ...
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“Yes” if a value partially matches in a range of values, blank otherwise

I have a column of values (column A for this example) like such: Phytophora sojae Phytophora ramorum Cryptococcus neoformans Coccidioides posadasii And I'd like to create a new formula column (B) ...
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Text conditionals in Google Spreadsheets

I want to write a formula where I can add values to a cell whether another cell states approves the "transaction". It will be easier to explain with an example. Consider a spreadsheet containing the ...
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Performing calculations using filters within a GMail account

Is it possible to perform calculations using filters within a GMail account? I've been received receipts for various tickets, and I want to calculate the number of people who paid a certain amount of ...
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Using formula (i.e. number calculation) in Gmail filter

I've been getting coupon offers from half a dozen of sites. Is it possible to use a formula like "If there is a number that is larger than 60, then remove". This means that all coupons which cost ...
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How do I combine a cell value with a string in a Google Spreadsheets formula?

I have the following IF condition in some cell: =IF(A1>A2, "value is <C5>", "value is <D5>") where <C5> and <D5> should be the values of cells C5 and D5. I know it is a ...
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Circular dependency detected even while using IFERROR

I have the following function in the cell B2: ARRAYFORMULA(SUM(IFERROR(Purchases!B3:B, 0))) And the following function in cell C2: ARRAYFORMULA(SUM(IFERROR(Purchases!C3:C, 0))) Basically, the ...
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How do I refer to a range in another sheet?

Sheet 1 has numeric values in the B column. I'd like to sum them into a single value within Sheet 2, preferably without having to copy them individually first. According to the docs, I can copy a ...
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How do I multiply column values?

I simply want to multiply column h with column j, and store the result in column k in each row. What do I type in as the formula to do this?
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Return a blank when cell reference is blank—Google Spreadsheet

I am using the following formula in a Google spreadsheet to calculate the number of days between two dates (dates are in columns G and AL). The problem is that some of the cells in col AL are blank, ...
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How to query for count of dates in Google Docs?

I have a Google Spreadsheet of line items. One of the columns is a Date field. How can I query (or use a formula) to, for example, get the count of records where the Date field is within February of ...
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Validation based on multiple sheets in Google Docs

I have 2 sheets that each contain a column of data that I would like combined and used as a validation list for a column in another sheet. What would the formula look like for this?
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COUNTIF in Google Sheets that checks 'if' a string is in one column before counting in another column

I'm trying to use the COUNTIF function in Google Sheets. The Goal I want the 'dashboard' sheet to display the count of items in column F submitted to the responses sheet 'if' a specific string ...
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Conditional Cumulative Sum using Arrayformula

I saw a nice solution for the cumulative sum problem here: Cumulative Sum without Script My question is how do you make this conditional? I mean cumulatively sum only numbers that belong to a certain ...
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Add new row while keeping functions in new Google Spreadsheets

In the new Google Spreadsheets, I'm trying to make a simple spreadsheet which will assign points to my salesmen regarding some actions they complete. I would like to be able to add a new row below ...
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Dynamic generation of cell list / array from range value in Google Spreadsheets

I want to create an array/ a list of cells (i don't know the exactly terminology), in rows or columns form, covering the range between 2 numbers Fox example, I have 2 cells, A1 = 3; B1 = 10 I want ...
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Is there a way to do collaborative equation editing in a Google Presentation?

Since Google Docs now forbids equation in presentations (you cannot drag equation from doc anymore according to this question). Is there a way to include equations in a Google Presentation?
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How can I make a Google spreadsheet Function reference one column's value and adjust it to a different Value?

I am trying to create a spreadsheet that will calculate varying sizes. I need it to reference a key where a letter is an established size such as H=1984, S=672, etc. so as that that column can be ...
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Which formula sums all values from a column in a line that contains a specific word?

Let's use this random spreadsheet to illustrate my problem. What I want to do is a sum of all Page Views (F) that contains the Category (B) named /Online Computers. Which formula can I use to do ...
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Return value in column A in preceding cells in column B using an Array Formula

I've been looking for a solution to this for days now. How do you fill cells in column B (using an array formula) that are preceding the cell in column A with the value of column A only when cell in ...