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JavaScript To Dynamically & Daily Select The Next Worksheet In An Open Google Sheets File

At work using Chrome, I have a Google Sheets file saved on my Google Drive folder that's shared with me with edit privileges that I keep open on my MacBook Pro. After I've originally opened the file ...
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How to use user-defined functions for custom formatting?

I’m writing a simple Google spreadsheet to list every account number which could come in handy to our non-profit in the future. Of course, one can expect some typo will get in some point in the ...
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How can I automatically set “sheets last updated” in a cell on Google Docs Spreadsheets?

Simple task!.. output a date and time every time something in the sheet is edited! function onEdit() { var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet(); var sheet = ss.getSheets("Data"); var ...
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Google Forms - Show unique ID on the form (before submitting)

I need an anonymous form (no names, emails etc) that shows unique ID so that if a person decided to reveal that ID to me I will be able to find his/her answers in the spreadsheet. The ID can show on ...
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Organize employee time log into a table with a row for each employee

I want to get all the Timestamp of an employee (EmpID) from one sheet to another using Google apps script or otherwise. Explanation In Google Sheets, Sheet1 has the following items in 3 columns | ...
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Unable to import pricing info from toysrus.com into a Google Spreadsheet

I'm trying to pull live pricing from a given toysrus.com item into a Google Spreadsheet (one item/price per row), and am having no luck whatsoever. Importxml(url, xpath) does not work (similar to the ...
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How to know when the contents of a PDF in Google Drive are indexed for searching

I wrote a nice routine that allows me to get file Ids of 200 PDF files (uploaded some minutes ago onto my Google Drive) and setValue of a Google Sheet with those Ids. In order to get the correct file ...
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How to sum cells in Google sheets that contain numbers and text

This has already been addressed in Excel but I was wondering how to do the same in Google Sheets. So suppose the B cell has this formula: ="frontend (days) total: "&sum(B2,B10,B14,B20) and the ...
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Google Spreadsheets: add hours to date problem

I've encountered some kind of strange problem with Google spreadsheets. I've 2 cells, in one I've date, lets say its 10/10/2010, in 2nd one is hour, 12:00:00. I get those from input cells, but when I ...
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Sync multiple cells so that if any one of them is changed, the others change as well

I have 4 hard coded cells on 4 different sheets (within a google sheet file) that I'd like to keep synced. If any of those four cells have been changed, I'd like the other three cells to be updated to ...
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Is there a way to automatically duplicate a large number of Google Sheets, name them, then copy their URLs to another sheet?

Background: For a genealogy project, I've created a Google sheet where participants enter all details of one ancestor. (FILEXXXX) In another Google sheet (not just another tab/sheet, another FILE) ...
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Dropdown list based on the result of another cell's dropdown

I want to populate a dropdown list based on a selection of another cell's dropdown list. Here is my spreadsheet. E.g., if user does not make a choice from D20 dropdown menu, therefore F20 dropdown is ...
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“Select Users from organization” field with Google Forms?

So here is my scenerio, I have a Google form that allows users to send a co-worker a digital greeting card, but they have to manually enter the email address of the person they are sending it to. The ...
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How can I trigger a function when switching sheets within a spreadsheet?

How can I trigger a function when switching sheets? Let's say I'm viewing a multi-sheet spreadsheet. Now I want a function to run whenever I switch from one sheet (tab) to another. Is that possible? ...
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Google Sheets - Keep multiple sheets synced (both ways)

I need to have multiple Google Sheets be synced both ways. For example: I have a "master" sheet that has all of my information. And then I have multiple "filtered" sheets. Each filtered sheet only ...
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Google Spreadsheets: how to specify entire sheet as range?

The best workaround I have found so far is: worksheet_name!$A$1:$YY but ideally I would like to be able to simply write, e.g.: worksheet_name! So, does anyone know: is there a syntax for ...
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Download list of contact information and check if Google Account

I'm looking for a way I could: retrieve a list of all my contacts and their email's and In order to retrieve a list of all of my contacts into a Google spreadsheet, I exported them as a Google CSV ...
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Google sheets query returns “loading…”

I've put together a web application that relies on a series of Google components. Google Forms collects data from users Google sheets saves the data (automatically) Additional "calculated" columns ...
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Google apps script to check availability

I'm using google form+calendar to create a reservation system for my makers lab. The user fills out the form and an event is created on the calendar so the TA knows when to goto the lab to help the ...
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Loop through columns in different sheets, comparing the values

I have three sheets. One is for the item senders, one is for the receiving of the items, and the other times compares the sent and received. For the comparison to work I need to loop through columns a ...
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Text to columns conversion in Google Spreadsheets

How do you do a text-to-columns conversion in Google Spreadsheets? For example, I have the following data string in one cell: 5,233,6,2,6,7,2,2,6,6 I want to break it apart by the comma separator ...
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In Google Spreadsheet, finding what formulas reference a given value

I would like to find out which cells have formula dependencies in a large spreadsheet. I am looking for a way to do something like OpenOffice Tools>Detective>Trace dependents and Edit>Find ...
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Google Sheets - Script to change individual text color within a cell

I have a Google spreadsheet with hundreds of employee names for a schedule. Each cell has multiple names within that cell that look like this: First Last First Last First Last First Last First Last ...
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Force users to update password every 3 months for Google apps?

I manage a domain and I want to force all users to change their password every 3 months. Is there a way to do this?
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Google Spreadsheet Sort Two Columns

So I've found the following answer in regards to auto-sorting by one column, which works great How can I make some data on a Google Spreadsheet auto-sorting? However, my use case requires the sorting ...
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How do I create a multiple choice question in Google Forms based on spreadsheet data?

I am making a Google Form for evaluations. I will have a multiple choice question in there and the available options have to come from a list of items, say on a spreadsheet or a text document. I have ...
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Script to delete a dynamic range of rows

I'm looking for a script that allows me to delete a dynamic range of rows. Basically I have a script that adds rows to the bottom of a list but I want another script that will delete all rows in the ...
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Using Google URL Shortener API in Google Sheets for bulk URL shortening

Recently come across similar issue to this question, where I want to add use the Google URL shortener API in Google Sheets for bulk URL shortening. However, I keep running into this error: Rate ...
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Problem: Script does not trigger on FormSubmit: Removing Duplicates in Google Sheet of Form Responses based on a column

I am trying to remove older duplicate form responses based on a column using the following code. The credit for the code goes to: ...
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How to embed Google Sheet into Google Document and keep the Google Sheet format

How do I embed a Google Sheet into a google document and keep the Google Sheet format in the document? I have got this far with the script but it's not working function updateData() { var ssUrl = ...
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onEdit only updates top row after pasting (editing) multiple rows

I'm using a Google Spreadsheet and have a script that updates the "last email" column with a date stamp when an employee enters an email address into the prior column. The problem occurs when my ...
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Google Scripts : How to distinguish Empty cells from Zero

I want to count a number of specific responses from a form where the response can be left empty, zero or any other number 'd'. The following code: var data = sheet.getRange("B2:L").getValues(); var ...
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How can I make some data Autosort in a spreadsheet on edit?

I am working with a simple spreadsheet that has name/lastnames in it. I need for the spreadsheet to automatically sort the entry alphabetically by the last name (column B). I have used the following ...
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Is there a way to print the source code of Google App Scripts?

I am an old fashioned programmer and like to print the source code of Google App Scripts. Is there a way to do that?
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Fetching JSON in Google Sheets (ImportJSONAdvanced not defined?)

Currently working on fetching data from an API with Basic Authentication. Through this script: https://gist.github.com/anemitz/8cc6ef6c41ea4cefe51a13fbd6d8676a function ...
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How to pass a range into a custom function in Google Spreadsheets?

I want to create a function which takes in a range... something like: function myFunction(range) { var firstColumn = range.getColumn(); // loop over the range } A cell would reference it using: ...
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Sum the totals for each product over all sheets in a spreadsheet

I'm trying to make a spreadsheet to take online orders from clients. I send them a price list, which they complete with their order and every time a client sends an order, it automatically adds a new ...
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Can I set a trigger to run every second?

While searching for answer to How can I trigger a function when switching sheets within a spreadsheet? I noticed that the Triggers for current project dialog has an option for specifying a trigger ...
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Set a send email account in Google spreadsheet

I have 3 email accounts, two gmail (a "corporate account" and a work account) and one personal account not via gmail. We collect requests in a google spreadsheet, where I want to add a hot mailto ...
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google docs, make summary sheet based on tags

I have a document in google docs. It is very long and I want to tag and extract only certain paragraphs into a second document that is a summary of the first document. I want to be able to dynamically ...
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Panel with Vertical Scroll Bar that allows navigating to different worksheets

I am attempting to build a Script that would open a window with each worksheet I have in my spreadsheet, allowing me to click on the worksheet name to navigate to that sheet. I found the following ...
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Timestamp code for Google Sheets

I am using this script in order to put a time stamp in column B when someone edits in a row. However, I need it to place the time stamp if someone edits a row in column A. I don't need it to place a ...
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ImportRange as dependent function

I am trying to write a script which set the function importRange in a specific cell, using us KEY the content of another cell. I have the list of the KEYs in Sheet2 and here is what I wrote so far: ...
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What is a cut and paste approach to converting a chunk of a google spreadsheet to markdown table?

I maintain my web site in a version of markdown, with the common table extension. I maintain my inventory as a google spreadsheet. I'd like a quick way to copy paste a chunk of a spreadsheet, and ...
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Alternating colors for lines in Google docs spreadsheet

I have a shared Google spreadsheet where several users have already filled out parts. It would be useful to have alternately colored lines to facilitate correct placement of additional data. Is ...
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Delete events from Google Calendar with a specific word in the title

I'm trying to delete specific events on my Google calendar, I've found this script that delete events with a specific title: function delete_events() { //take care: Date function starts at 0 for ...
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What is the difference between creating a menu with .getUI().createMenu() and .addMenu()?

What is the difference between these two ways of getting the same thing (a new menu item)? Version 1 function onOpen(e) { SpreadsheetApp.getUi() .createMenu('My Menu') .addItem('My ...
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How to restrict a Google Script to a certain cell range?

I'm working in an automatic script that shows the last modified dates of some cells within a sheet. So far, I've succeed with the sheet restriction adding an if condition, but I want to restrict this ...
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Google Spreadsheet generate random numbers with Math.random()

I'm trying to write a script function, which calls the Javascript Math.random() to generate a random number between [0, 1), like this: function f() { return Math.random(); } and I call it from a ...
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Trying to send email from Google Sheets with image attachment

I'm trying to send an email from within Google Sheets and then format it via some joins to send to an address for my Blogger account. I need to attach the image file apparently as the image isn't ...