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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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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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Parse HTML through Google Spreadsheet using scripting

I'm trying to speed up the process of getting values from an HTML page to a Google Docs Spreadsheet through scripting. I remember Microsoft Excel had the import data function, but I don't own a copy ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Lookup using a key from a dropdown cell

I have a dropdown that selects from several text "keys," like so: List of items: Pathetic,Untrained,Novice,Adept,Master,Amazing I'm trying to use these keys to run a lookup on a separate sheet, with ...
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List all records with certain criteria

Help. I just cannot get this going even after 2 hours of searching Google. I have a Google Spreadsheet that has a "List" sheet and an "Outstanding" sheet. I want to see what's outstanding from a ...
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Counting Instances in Google Sheets

At my school, we have a Google Form for recording classroom discipline. The form generates the standard spreadsheet. I want a list of how many times each unique student has received a disciplinary ...
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Google Spreadsheets function to filter by date and count text strings in certain fields

I'm not very experienced with Google Sheets, but I found a function here on Stack Overflow and modified it a bit to do almost everything I need: =COUNT(FILTER('2014 Form Data'!$A:$A,'2014 Form ...
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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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How to get a Google spreadsheet cell to display a number as 4 digits, even if it's less than that

This is a formatting issue. Basically, I would like to get all the numbers I enter into a column become 4 digits in the other column ("output column"), with 0's in front as applicable. E.g. when I ...
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Google spreadsheet sort auto update

I have this table, which is a ranking, the values are updated automatically (data gathered from other files). What I want is that every time this values are updated the ranking automatically updates ...
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Have a range refer to a given row even if the row number changes?

I have a table like so: A | B ------------------ 1 || Name | Age 2 || joe | 28 3 || bob | 14 4 || Size | Weight 5 || small| 150 And I have a formula to sort each section by column B: ...
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Lookup/Copy data from different sheets?

I am creating a schedule sheet in Google Spreadsheets that will have a number of different people inputting their own information. I would like the Director to be able to open a single document that ...
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Sum of dynamic number of values derived from fomula

In short my question is this. If I use the SUM function (or some other function) that can take one or more arguments, is there some way I can pass in these arguments as an array which varies over some ...
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Freeze first row of Google spreadsheet when displayed in Google site

When a Google spreadsheet is displayed in a Google site window, the complete table being displayed moves when the displayed window is scrolled. The top row containing headers moves out of view. This ...
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Create a Google Sheets chart with multiple data ranges with separate key columns

I have this data: X1 Y1 X2 Y2 1 20 1 25 2 20 3 42 3 20 6 50 5 25 8 50 10 30 10 50 I want to create ...
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Conversion from Excel to Google Spreadsheet - sum across sheets

I'm importing an Excel spreadsheet into Google Drive. Its a huge spreadsheet, and overall Google spreadsheets has converted everything, except the following: There are a few cells with formulas like ...
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What's wrong with this Google Apps Script code?

Forewarning: I'm a noob at JavaScript, with varying experience and less knowledge. I don't get why this code fails with TypeError: can't call method "getSheetName"/undefined. (line 7, file "Koodi"). ...
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Auto-Import Master Spreadsheet

I'm fairly new to Google Spreadsheets and completely useless when it comes to functions and formulas. Is there a way to take info from multiple sheets within a workbook and compile them into a ...
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How do I get linked Google spreadsheets to auto-update when 'I am not looking'

My question is similar to this one, for which no answer has yet been posted. How can I get Google Sheets to auto-update a reference to another sheet? I am filling one Google Spreadsheet with Zapier ...
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Is it possible to prevent people from entering data into my Google Spreadsheet?

Is it possible that I fix the order of user's entries with a script? For example, the user must fill cell A1 first, only after that he can fill cell A2. Maybe my explanation is better with an ...
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How can I prevent users from reverting to an old version of a Google Spreadsheet?

I would like to allow users to edit a Google Spreadsheet, but not be able to revert them to prior versions. Is this at all possible? USE CASE The spreadsheet we use keeps track of snacks consumed, so ...
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How do I sum all even or odd columns in Google Spreadsheets?

The following is given as a solution for Excel: =SUM(IF(MOD(COLUMN(B16:AO16),2)=0,B16:AO16,0)) =0 changes to =1 to toggle between odd and even columns. However, this doesn't work in Google ...
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How can I merge into one cell, all the non-zero values in a row each concatenated with the column header?

I hope this example is clear. I have played with join and filter but can't get the Summary field to display as below: Row 1 is a list of subjects. Row 2 is a teacher's subject allocation ...
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How to select a particular cell from an 'array formula' result?

Take this formula: =GOOGLEFINANCE("PG", "high", DATE(2014, 4, 1)) This formula returns an 'array result', meaning it generates a little table over multiple cells, like this: The top-left cell ...
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“Go to” search in google spreadsheet

I want to have a search feature at the top of my spreadsheet that will actually take me to a row, on the same sheet, based on searching a column for the matching information. So, I want any user to ...
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“Object not found” error when saving a Google Apps spreadsheet in Box after edit

The corporate entity that I work for is rolling out Box.com, and since we like the collaborative features of Google Apps, I am experimenting with the Box.com integration with Google Apps. Using the ...
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Google Spreadsheet SQL subquery “where not in”

I'm attempting to perform the following SQL command concept, but with two sheets in the same google spreadsheet document: select * from table1 where column1 not in (select column1 from table2) How ...
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How can I copy the lower triangle into the upper triangle?

I have a matrix in Google Drive Spreadsheets. Only the lower triangle is filled. I would like to copy the values of the lower triangle to the upper triangle. How can I achieve that? Example: ...
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How do I write a formula in Google Spreadsheets to to compare two cells and write answer into another cell

I am running into some obstacles while trying to design my ideal Google Spreadsheet. I am trying to do the following listed below and I am having a hard time. I was wondering if anyone can help ...
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Formatting integer to Gold/Silver/Copper using custom number format

I have number in coppers: there are 100 coppers to a silver and 100 silvers to a gold I need the raw number to stay in the cell so it can be used in calculations. Ideal format: 1 ==> 1c 123 => 1s ...
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Need to Make this Code Sheet Name specific rather then the active sheet

I got this code on here but need to modify it so it only sees 3 sheets. 1 is Active Tickets. 2 is Closed Tickets. 3 is Pipeline. This is the code i currently have: function onEdit(event) { ...
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How can I copy part of a column (text) to another column in other sheet?

I'm trying to figure out how to duplicate part of the content of a column (text) to another column in other sheet. For example, I have column A in Sheet1 and I want to show only a word of this column ...
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How does one filter pivot tables by date range in Google Spreadsheets?

I have a Google spreadsheet that keeps track of time spent on graphic design projects. I am trying to run pivot table reports to understand where we can optimize projects. In these pivot tables I ...
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Return text from multiple cells on another sheet with linefeed if dates match

I have an example here of my spreadsheet. Basically my main page has a drop-down (via data validation) where you can toggle through any month and it responds by showing data for that month. What I ...
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Format a Cell with Script

I need to write a script to see if a cells value is found in an array, and if it is change the background color of that cell. Can't do this with "Conditional Formatting" as it needs to compare with ...
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Update Google Drive Chart based on which row selected

I have a table with some pretty basic data (it's a time series going across the columns, and different budget items going down). I want to create a chart that plots a particular row's data against ...
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Calculate score and ranking in Google Spreadsheet

I want to create a Google Spreadsheet which will work as a ranking system for a game. One sheet, "Ranking", should display the current ranking of the players, based on their points. Another sheet, ...
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Conditional formatting with if formula

On Google Spreadsheet, I want cell D88 to change background color depending on the value in E88. In my head this should work like this (imagine it's a conditional formatting window): ...