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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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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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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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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Which formula extracts the domain name from an email address (bob@example.com -> example.com)?

Which Google Spreadsheets formula do I use to get the domain part from an email address? Example: bob@example.com → example.com
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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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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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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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How to nest ImportRange into the query function in the new Google Sheets

We have applicants who come in and fill out a form via Google Forms. I have fields that auto-populate from the Response tab into a separate tab that is organized to fit our trackers. I am looking for ...
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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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Formula for smart, scale-aware number-formatting in Google Sheets? (e.g. 1,024 → 1k, 1,816,724 → 1.8M)

Any recipes out there for a "smart" number formatting formula for Google Sheets that's "scale-aware," a la Rails ActionView's distance_of_time_in_words method? I would expect to enter a number like: ...
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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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In Google Sheets, can you apply a regex to a generated range?

I have a list of UK postcodes, looking roughly like this. Entries may not be unique. A1 1AA A1 2BC A1 3PN B2 4XY B2 5LH C3 6NJ They're in a range named Postcodes. I've set up the following ...
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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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Extending dget to a column in Google Spreadsheet

Given the following formula: =dget(Sheet2!$A:$C,Sheet2!B$1,{"USER ID";$A2}) Is there a way to alter this formula so that it fills all the values in a column? I've tried with arrayformula, changing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Find the closest value (equal or greater) in a range in Google Spreadsheets

I have a range with a list of values (depths). I'd like to be able to select the row where the depth matches a value in a cell I provide. If no value matches, the greater value should be selected. ...
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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 can I COUNT rows with ARRAYFORMULA?

I have a sheet that lists incidents in an Incidents sheet: | Date | Name | Incident | |------------|-------|---------------------| | 01.01.2015 | Vidar | Car broke down | | ...
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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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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 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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Subtract values in a list that fit certain criteria within Google Sheets

I've got this sheet where I do some basic accounting, and I want to be able to input the balance in my pocket every once in a while. The idea is that the expenses I record until the next balance will ...
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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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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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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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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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substitute() multiple terms in Google Spreadsheets

I'm trying to simplify semi-complex text strings into much simpler ones - specifically names into hashtags. For example: Tomáš Rosický into #TomasRosicky or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain into ...
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Calling importRange from within another function

I have a bunch of separate spreadsheets and I'm creating an overview spreadsheet which pulls data from each of the others. I also need to apply the COUNTUNIQUE formula to that data. If I simply type ...
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How to order category by numerical order with text in cell

I want to arrange my C column by numerical order, however the cells themself have text in something like "503 in Kitchen & Home", I want it to detect the number but ignore the string. Is ...
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How to apply formula to multiple cells without it adjusting part of the formula

I'm having a little bit of a problem and was wondering if your expert knowledge could help me out. Formula in question: ...
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Perform basic maths on contents of Google Document (not spreadsheet)

In Microsoft Word, it is possible to use very simple formula e.g. =SUM(ABOVE) to display the total of a column or =SUM(LEFT) etc. Is it possible to do something similar in Google Docs? Obviously this ...
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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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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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“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 ...