One of productivity apps in Google Drive, that allows you to create and edit worksheets

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Create chart with total for each score

I have a column within a Google Spreadsheet with values like this: 96 97 96 100 97 97 100 97 95 95 96 I'd like to add a bar chart where each bar represents one of the values and the height of the ...
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Google Sheets, Suddenly decimalised some of my number entries

I've been using Google Sheets to create a record of car parts, entering: each part's serial number, the quantity of that particular part, the name of the part and the location where I'm ...
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Sum every 9th row starting from the 4th row in Google spreadsheet

I have a column where there is a number every 9th row. The problem is that my first value starts on 4th row then all the next ones every 9th row. So far I tried this: ...
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Does text overflow a Google Spreadsheet cell if the cell next to it is empty?

In Microsoft Office Excel a long text string is readable over multiple columns whenever the next (right) column is empty. Is that also possible within Google Spreadsheet?
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In Google Script, get the spreadsheet cell calling a custom function

In VBA for Excel, I can get the column of the cell making the call to a custom function like this: ThisCol = Application.Caller.Column What is the equivalent in Google Scripts? I've been trying to ...
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Having an issue with horizontal scrolling in Google Spreadsheets

When I try to scroll horizontally in Google Spreadsheets using the track pad, nothing happens. However, if I scroll vertically first, I can then scroll horizontally if I don't pick up my fingers from ...
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Is it possible to feed multiple form drop down lists?

I am using Tom Horwood's code which has worked for me for updating one drop-down. But my form has multiple drop-down lists which I would like to make dynamic. Is this possible? Tom Horwood's code ...
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VLOOKUP or INDEX+MATCH

I have an array of values: A B C 1 TypeID MaterialTypeID Quantity 2 18 34 256 3 18 35 512 4 20 34 386 5 20 36 773 ...
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Google Spreadsheet: Count values from last 30 days

Here is a sample spreadsheet you can view and edit: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnWwBCPp8kISdGc4bExyYV8xOTVRbnRkaXNQSzBWalE&usp=sharing. How can I count the number of successes ...
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Find the maximum occurrence across sheets

This is kinda difficult to explain... Is it possible to let Google Sheets tell me what the maximum value is from some chosen columns in MORE THAN ONE sheet (in the same document)? I namely need to ...
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Google Docs: How to Paste a Cell Range Automatically—Values Only?

I need some "live" cell data (values only), which get their data from another sheet; an arrayformula is not sufficient. I'm thinking something that copies column A:13-down from Sheet1 (whenever it ...
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Add all positive values in column

In MS Excel I can add all positive values in a column with SUMIF(A:A,">0") But this isn't working in the Google Docs Spreadsheets. The ">0" part is not parsed and gives an error. Is there ...
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How to extrapolate data in Google Spreadsheets?

Can I extrapolate data in Google spreadsheets? Given a set of values as 10 12 14 16 18 I would like to "estimate" that the next values will be 20 22 24 and so on. I realize there are several ...
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How do I add a range of numbers positioned relative to its criteria?

I'd like to sum up some named values by referring to their names in a separate sheet. Can I do this with a single formula in the second sheet? Sheet 1: | A | 3 | | B | 5 | | C | 2 | | D | 4 ...
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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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Handling variables with data from another sheet on google drive calc

I have a Google Drive Calc File, Google says in their web help how to reference data from another sheet, but what happens if what I need is to make the reference depending on my fields on the new ...
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Stop content from making cell two lines

In Excel if you have a long piece of text like a URL in a cell you can stop the cell from becoming a double-line cell and messing up the rest of your layout. It does this by just clipping the info ...
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The column from which to return vlookup responses depends upon the value of a cell

With Cell F1 a drop down menu, I'm trying to look up the value of A2 on sheet 2 and if F1 contains: "Test1 1/2", then return the data in the 3rd column "Test1 2/1", then return the data in the 4th ...
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Exclude cell from sum in Google Spreadsheet

I am using my Google Spreadsheet to keep tabs of my incomming and outgoing money. I've made a row with ~19 cells in it, in those 19 cells I have the monthly what comes in and what goes out. At the end ...
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How do I write a simple loop in a Google Spreadsheet?

I'm trying to write a simple formula that concatenates each entry in a given column of a spreadsheet, interspersed with newline characters. In other words, =CONCATENATE(B2, CHAR(10), B3, CHAR(10), ...
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Google Spreadsheet: Query function date formatting not working

I'm trying to make this query work on my spreadsheet on chrome Win7: =QUERY(A1:D5;"SELECT MAX(A), COUNT(A), SUM(C) GROUP BY (A) FORMAT MAX(A) 'MMMM' ") Everything is ok except for ...
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Google sheet: sort value according to another column

I'm a total n00b to this, so I'll try to explain the best I can. I have a Google Spreadsheet prepared: example sheet In column I, I want to list every player in column B if the value in column C is ...
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Formula to return time difference but not display 0 in google spreadhseet

I have a google spreadsheet with start (C) and end (D) timestamps. I am calculating the time difference using =(D1-C1). I have copied the formula to empty columns which returns a 0 time difference. Is ...
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Forwarding table content received in Gmail to a spreadsheet in Google Docs

I am managing to receive a fixed structured table from a questionnaire in a web form. So I want to have this table automatically forwarded to a specific spreadsheet, so that I can make my own ...
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Escape parentheses around a number in Google Docs Spreadsheets?

How do you escape parentheses around numbers in Google Docs Spreadsheets so that they don't default to displaying as negative numbers?
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In Google Spreadsheet, how to copy data from cell below?

Envision two rows, one up top and one below it. The cell up top is blank but the one below has 9/24/12. How can I create a function that will make the top one copy the value of the cell below it if it ...
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Make new responses appear as a row at the top of a Google Spreadsheet

I made a web form based off of a Google spreadsheet. New responses currently manifest as new rows on the bottom of the spreadsheet. There is a "Timestamp" column marking the time of submission. How ...
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How do I get the unique number of days in a datetime column in Google Spreadsheets?

I have a column full of datetime values in a Google Spreadsheet. I want to get a count of how many unique days there are. As in 8pm and 7pm today would count as 1. Tomorrow at 9pm, 3pm and 4pm would ...
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How come I can't input a formula into my Google Spreadsheet?

Here are my steps: focus a cell in my Google Spreadsheet, hit = and then highlight the field D3, hit +, highlight the field D4, hit +, highlight the field D5, hit Enter. However, the field just ...
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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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Filter rows in Google spreadsheets

I have a Google spreadsheet. There is a colour column. Every row has a colour, Red, Yellow, Green etc. I want to be able to filter out say all rows that are Red, all rows that are yellow, all rows ...
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Missing sort in Google Spreadsheets menus

I have a Google spreadsheet that has the A column as an ID field (incrementing numbers 1...1000; no formula, just numbers). That column is frozen as is the first row of headers. I sorted by column B ...
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In Google Spreadsheets how do I select column 1's value if an input value is between the integers in colums 2 and 3 for a range?

In a Google Docs spreadsheet I have two tables: Date BMI BMI Outcome 2011-06-21 22.1 ? 2011-06-22 21.8 ? 2011-06-23 21.5 ? and Name From To Severely ...
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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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Google Spreadsheet: Auto-Update via RSS (and keep history)

I have a google spreadsheet that fetches some data via RSS. The RSS feed is updated once a day, everyday. Is it possible for me to keep archive of all the new & historic data in the google ...
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How can I retrieve records from a Google Spreadsheet in JSON format?

I'm trying to retrieve data from Google Spreadsheets with no success. I've gone through this: http://code.google.com/apis/spreadsheets/data/3.0/developers_guide.html#RetrievingTables and this: ...
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IMPORTXML: xpath to get non-distinct parent node data for each child node

Google Spreadsheets has an IMPORTXML function, which I am trying to use to maintain a list of TV episodes, based on the API at http://services.tvrage.com/feeds/episode_list.php?sid=3183. I am trying ...
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Convert table data into a list in Google Spreadsheet

I'm using Google Spreadsheet and would like to convert a table into a single column of values so I can paste them into another program. Original Data: x y z a b c Desired Outcome: x y z a b c ...
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How to put a dollar symbol before every column and row number in google spreadsheet

I have a big spreadsheet in google docs with many formulas like this: =MIN(C3;C4)/500+4. Now we need to add $ before every cell row/column to make it absolute. So, the formula should look like this: ...
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Using a cell text as sheet reference

Is it possible to use a cell text as a sheet reference in Google sheets. I have a spreadsheet with many sheets and want to reference a sheet name from text in a cell rather than having to put the ...
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Change background color of a cell when another cell is filled in

Let's say I have a Google Sheet where A1 needs to be filled green when B1 till B7 has been filled in with no matter what; and A1 needs to be red when 1 or more cells from B1 till B7 are not filled in ...
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how to clean up table data in Google Sheet IMPORTHTML?

I want to import a table of nuclear power output from https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Атомная_энергетика_по_странам. For some reason, the second col has the number duplicated, eg <td><span ...
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Add FILTER condition if parameter is present

I have on the top of the page some filtering parameters (see $H$1 below). They may be left blank, and if so, they should not be used. How to use then conditionally in FILTER?? The following don't ...
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ArrayFormula to compute Running Average for groups of rows

Is it possible to write an Array Formula which calculates the running average of the Amount column for each of the Name groups in the following sheet? The rows are sorted by Name. In Column C, I ...
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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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Filter columns in Google Spreadsheets based on fill colour

I've got a long list of items that I need to check. I use a traffic light system to track where I change the cell colour of the cells in the progress column: red = haven't done yellow = in progress ...
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Circular Dependency Error, Blank when 0

I have tried both of these in Google Spreadsheets and continue to get circular dependency errors. I am trying to show blank when the result is 0. New values are entered daily and want to have the ...
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A more complicated Countif (Google docs)

I have a simple countif:= Countif(A1:A5,"statement"). And I want it to count the statement n times if it appears n times in my cell A1 (plus of course the number of times it appears on the other ...
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Lock formulas in Google Spreadsheets

I'm creating a table for a friend to input information but he is not very good at computers. I had him work on a table in Excel and locked the page and this worked great but now I want to check his ...
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How to lock formula when adding column in Google Spreadsheets

I’m trying to keep an average of the 5 newest values of a data set: Average($d$1:$h$1). If I add a new column to the left of D for new data, the formula changes to ($e$1:$i$1). How do I prevent the ...