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Ensure results stay in redesignated column and don't migrate back to original column

Before updating my spreadsheet to fetch new information from the provided scripts, I insert a new column in between the input column (A) and the results column (B). I want my new results to be next to ...
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Google Spreadsheets SUMPRODUCT/COUNTIF in Arrayformula

Actors\Genre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A B C D I need to get the counts of the movies by genres acted by the actors in the column and the movie data is in another spreadsheet, "data". I tried the formula ...
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Google Spreadsheets updating after every change, which is too often, slowing everything down

I have a lot of independent functions and information in my sheet, and every time I make a slight change somewhere in the sheet, it seems like the entire sheet is being saved and re-updated. So every ...
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Can't filter a column to see all cells containing `@` in Google Spreadsheets

I'm trying to filter a column to show cells that contain @ (as in an email address) but when I put @ in the filter box it comes up with a blank. Any ideas? An example spreadsheet here. Here is ...
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Generate a formatted Google document from spreadsheet

As the title says, I have data (Q & A grouped by subject) that I have to export to a document file. As shown above, the source data on the left should be formatted like the example on the right ...
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How to consolidate information from different sources in Google Sheets

So I have a Google Sheet with several sheets (tabs) in it, like so: Sheet 1 - Weapons Legend A B C D A = Date 5/3 John Sword 10 B = From 6/3 ...
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Is there a way to force someone to enter a non-empty value/string in a cell in Google Spreadsheet?

I want to make a certain cell to be mandatory in a Google Spreadsheet. Can this be done? I looked through the Data > Validation and the criteria does not have anything for checking null.
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Get unique values from range of cells

Let's say I have a column of values (e.g., first names). There may be some duplicate data (some first names are very common). How can I get the unique values? In SQL I would do SELECT DISTINCT ...
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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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Formula in Google Sheets to lookup contents of another cell

I'm trying to create a formula that brings back a certain cell depending on what another cell has in it. But the formula I'm trying isn't working. It's working for other things (what I thought was the ...
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Adding an overtime column to a Google Sheets template that includes the overtime rate in the total

I would like to use this template to log bi-weekly hours. It is almost perfect except that there is no column for overtime hours. How would I add an overtime hours logging column that would add the ...
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How to work out the price of shipping an item in Google Spreadsheets

I'm currently trying to build a formula to work out a problem I have. What is the problem: Right now before I can send an item out, I need to work out how much that will cost me. This is done by ...
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Google Form keeps changing Spreadsheet cell entry

I seem to be having a bit of a problem, I'm using Google Spreadsheet and have created a form that people would be able to fill in online. It sends that data to a sheet called 'Raw Entry Form', I then ...
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Find and replace text in Google spreadsheet

I have a string of data in one cell: "Membership and Volunteer Crew - do you like getting to know lots of new people? | Sauna Crew - Spend time sweating and supervising our sauna activity. | ...
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Complex Sum Function in Google Sheets

Apologies if this is lame, but I can't get a proper value using =SUM to perform order of operations on an employees hours (he has gotten two raises since starting after surpassing expectations). The ...
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XPath in Google Spreadsheets, fix to #REF!

I'm using XPath in Google Spreadsheets. In some of my cells I receive fetched results, in others I get #REF!. The explanation given is Array result was not expanded because it would overwrite ...
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How to insert empty rows under all (already occupied) rows simultaneously in Google Spreadsheets

How do I insert empty rows under all (already occupied) rows simultaneously in Google Spreadsheets? Lets say in row 1 it says "A" and in row 2 it says "B", "C" in row 3, etc. I would like it to say ...
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Combine image and text in Google Spreadsheet

In Google Spreadsheets it is possible to show an image in a cell using the formula =image('http://www.example.com/path/to/image.ext', 3) (where 3 means to use the images' original size). I would like ...
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Calling a date with =concatenate is resolving to strange number

Using: =concatenate("Review Check on ", B2) B2 is "4/20/2015", that I created using the date insert shortcut (command+; on Mac). The final cell resolves to "Review Check on 42114"—the “/”s have been ...
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Google Query For Dates in Last 30 Days

I'm trying to figure out how to do a google query for dates in the last 30 days. I'm using a wordpress plugin that lets you display spreadsheet data and do queries. Here is the current working query ...
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JDBC to Google Sheet - Start at specific MySQL row. (Prevent extra server load) [migrated]

My code is working just fine, but it is clear that it goes through each row in the database each run. This needs to run every minute so I'm concerned with the server load that this may create. (And ...
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In a google spreadsheet, how can I delete all rows containing given text that could be in any column within the row?

I'd like to be able to delete all rows in a google spreadsheet where a given text string exists anywhere in the row. The text being searched for could be in any cell in the row, and also could be part ...
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How to limit the length of data in a cell in Google Sheets?

Is it possible to put a limit to the length of cell content while entering data into a cell using Google Apps Script or any other way?
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Show number in a cell - based on a value from another cell

I need help with the question on the picture. Can anyone make a formula for me? Thanks
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Google Spreadsheet Time of Edit

I'm currently working on a file with my team. I would need to add a script that returns the following: For a specific column of a specific sheet, when was it edited and by whom into a comment for that ...
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Removing comments completely in Google Spreadsheets

After I've resolved a comment in a Google Spreadsheet, is there a way to delete the whole comment email chain which is currently stored in the comment button on the top right hand side of the ...
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Google Sheets Function to get a shortened URL (from Bit.ly or goo.gl etc.)

I have a Google spreadsheet that builds Google Analytics links. I'd like to shorten those links. I tried the Bit.ly example but even their example does not work. How can I do this?
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How to add line breaks in a cell before specific keywords in Google Sheets

I'm new to Google Sheets and I was wondering how to tell GS to insert line breaks in a cell with text if there are some one or two letter before the text. For instance, I have a cell like this: I ...
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Auto Sum Question

On Google Sheets, I enter my sales for the month in Column F. How can I get column F to Auto Sum so that the total always appears below the bottom entry?
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Dynamic Values in a formula?

I have a google sheet where I am using this query to pull data from another sheet : =QUERY(IMPORTRANGE("SHEETLOCATION","Master Customer!A1:u10000"),"Select Col3 Where (Col18='Survey Complete' and ...
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Change an input value in a cell to another value depending on what the input was

What I would like to do is change a number input in the rating column (G3:G9001) to the corresponding number of stars (from 1-10). Howerver I could not figure out how to do this. As a test I tried to ...
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Google Spreadsheet adding new lines in between

I've encountered an issue with Google spreadsheet. When I'm trying to add some text, I'm noticing a new line being added in between. Is anyone else having the similar issue?
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How to make Sheets recognize worksheet tab colors from imported Excel workbook

I have some workbooks I'd like to upload to Sheets. Pretty much everything, from formatting to filters, makes it over reasonably well from Excel to Sheets except for one glaring exception: worksheet ...
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How to count specific items in column?

I just started using Google Spreadsheets. I have a question concerning "counting" a specific word/item in cells. Example: Column A 1. HAT 2. HAT 3. SHOE 4. CANE 5. SHOE 6. HAT 7. - 8. - ...
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Create a function to copy range (values only) to a new tab at specified intervals

Looking to find a function that can copy the values only from a range I am importing from the web at a certain time. Have found a lot of functions that are similar to what I need but can't nail one ...
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Applying formula to lookup value in array of cells in Google Form Responses

I have a Google Form response sheet, part of which contains several columns (say B:G) that will only have a single value between them. The form asks respondents for their county of residence and then ...
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Filter rows by one unique column of sorted values in Google spreadsheets

I need an equation that filters by unique ID, using only the latest row (most recent row in time), and data found in that row. I have data that is in the following format: ID | Price | Area | ...
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Delete second row in a cell in Google Spreadsheet

In order to create some list, I've been copy some data from the web. Unfortunately it looks like it has been added second row for each record it need. For example: Each record is in the same ...
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Calculate difference between numbers in 2 columns row-by-row in a spreadsheet

I have 3 columns in a Google Docs spreadsheet: A) Inventory purchased price, B) Inventory sold price, C) Difference between A and B (i.e. profit or loss) Data is going to be entered manually into ...
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How to merge multiple spreadsheet content having the list of keys to them?

Input: column of Google keys for spreadsheet that contains tables with some data, eg: date | refNum | Name | Description Require: a sheet that will contain a merged table with data from ...
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Auto-update Google Client Sheet when Master Sheet is update

I have a Google Spreadsheet (Master Sheet) which pulls in data from Gravity Forms entries via Zapier. Within this spreadsheet there are 5 different worksheets. The main worksheet which contains all ...
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What's causing / how to get rid of long web calls in Google Spreadsheets

I have a google spreadsheet that's running into performance problems. It will make really long calls and occasionally freezes up the UI. Here's an example of the type of call that's being made ...
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How to plot a graph with random time intervals in Google Spread Sheets?

I want to create a line chart using a hours of the day on the Y axis. My data appears at random time intervals, eg: 9:00, 9:35, 10:35, 10:50, 11:30, Is there a way I can incorporate this into a ...
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Representing hierarchical data in Google spreadhsheet

Background Smartsheet.com allows hierarchical representation of data in a single sheet {without having to use adjacency lists } smartsheet hierarchical data example Question Do google ...
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Google Spreadsheet: If value of cell equals X, get value of adjacent cell, then add to totals

I have a budgeting spreadsheet, with separate spending categories, and I want to SUM all spending entries based on the category selected. I'm not technical, but here's an explanation of what I'm ...
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In Google Sheets, how do I find elements common to two ranges? [duplicate]

Range 1 cat dog rat bat snake Range 2 cougar butterfly rat bat lizard aardvark kangaroo What formula or script would I use to get Range 3 rat bat Order is not important.
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Give a name to a cell in Google Sheets

Excel has a little box on the upper left corner that displays the name of the cell (for example "A8", "C20", "BC104", ...) and this name can be changed to a string of choice (like "Force", "mass", ...
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Searching through sheets

I need to search multiple sheets like this for certain words like #work and #hobbies and add up the numbers on the adjacent column. ...
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Decimal conversion of time values

What is or can it be done to add 2 cells, that return a time equation? I deal with multiple time entries and having to enter them in a standard format of 4:45 hours or 4:25 hours. I have a decimal ...
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Average two numbers IF the second number exists

I have 2 columns (Google sheets) of numbers similar to: 10.453 12.178 12.654 0 The third column is: if number higher than 0 exists in both columns, display an average of the two else just ...