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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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Conditional formatting for dates in Google sheets

I work at a language school and I have a column giving the students expected arrival date. I want to set conditional formatting to: Highlight in red any date that is older than 1 week Highlight in ...
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How do I automatically update a cell in Google Spreadsheets to the most recently entered in the same row?

I am trying to have one column that will show the most recent thing i entered in the row. Example: I want B2 to be the same as D2 but once I enter something in E2 I want B2 to display that. And then ...
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Finding and removing periods in Google Spreadsheet

I'm using a Google Spreadsheet and trying to create a formula to remove a period and anything that comes before it in a cell. For example: idontwantthis.iwantthis I have used this in the past: ...
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Sorting Google spreadsheet by month and day but not year

I made a Google spreadsheet with a list of birth dates, anniversaries, etc. that I would like to sort by when they occur in the year, not when they first happened. If you sort by the date normally, ...
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2 axis line chart in Google Spreadsheets

I've set up a Google Spreadsheet to compare one set of stats against another. The stats are for traffic vs. an action the actions only happen once a day and not every day were as the traffic has more ...
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How can I apply a script to only one specific sheet within a spreadsheet

I have a spreadsheet with two sheets called Robin and Lucy. I've made/found/mangled a script to sort the data on the sheet each time I add some data to column A function onEdit(event){ var sheet = ...
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Google Docs time stamp?

The following code was almost exactly what I was looking for to timestamp the adjacent cell after being edited. However, I need to incorporate the currnet date as well as time. The code below gives a ...
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Google spreadsheet sorting messes up cell comments

I'm running into this weird problem with Google spreadsheets: if the cells have comments on them and I sort the spreadsheet, the rows sort but the comments stay in the same position, and don't move ...
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Stop lines in GDocs chart overlapping/obscuring other lines

How can I stop lines in GDocs chart overlapping/obscuring other lines? See for example the green line in the graph below, which starts up high, butthen goes behind other lines such as the yellow one. ...
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Javascript string() function in Google AdWords

Is there a simple way to implement the Javascript string() function in the basic Google AdWords interface? I want to pass some variables returned from a campaign management script to a spreadsheet ...
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How can I prepare a Sparkline graph (line/bar) in a Google spreadsheet?

How can I prepare a SPARKLINE graph (line/bar) in a google spreadsheet? With the google drive help it doesn't work for me. Reference: Google Drive Help
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How do you add a date created to Google Forms / Google Spreadsheets

We have a Google Spreadsheet It has a few columns Issue Raised By Date Raised We've turned this into a Google Forms which we want anyone in the business to be able to answer. The problem is ...
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Updating data validation for a group of cells

I have a spreadsheet where a particular group of cells has defined drop down values to choose from, using data validation rules to get the list from a seperate sheet. How do I update all of the cells ...
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Avoiding duplicates when adding cells in column one by one in Google Spreadsheets

How can I have a kind warning if I am adding a text to the cell which was already added somewhere in previous cells of the same column?
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Nested IF statement on Google Spreadsheet, second part same as the first

I have a spreadsheet for my budget. Payments are either drawn from my bank or my Amex card and then my Amex card is drawn from my bank as well. So I add up all my monthly total like this: ...
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How can I make some data on a Google Spreadsheet auto-sorting using onOpen?

I was working with @W0lf here but I am unable to comment/continue the conversation anymore. I am trying to use autosort function onOpen but is not working: function onOpen(event) { var ss = ...
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Duplicating a set of columns with various widths within the same spreadsheet

I'm trying to duplicate a set of 5 columns multiple times on the same sheet. For example, column A is wide, columns B & E are medium width and Columns C & D are narrow. I want to duplicate ...
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How can I automate a series of actions, after receiving an email in GMail?

Here's what I want to do... When an email with a known subject, or from a known source, is viewed I want a button that will: Add data from the email (could just regex parse) to a new row in the ...
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Forcing uniqueness in a Google Spreadsheets column

I have created a Google spreadsheet (acting as a database) that has numerous columns, name being one of them, and I wanted to make sure the name field is always unique and no row can be created if the ...
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Google spreadsheet flextime

Being a (productive) geek, I want to keep track of the trend of my flextime. I keep a personal document of my hours worked in a Google Spreadsheet, having one column for hours worked every day. By ...
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Applying two filter functions in Google Spreadsheets

I am trying to apply two filter functions in Google Spreadsheets: Column (A) contains new data Column (B) contains filter data, i.e. cells with text that should not be included in column C Column (C) ...
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Google Docs Spreadsheet sections

I'm using Google Spreadsheets. I want to be able to have several different sections all on one spreadsheet: an income section with totals there an expense section with totals in it etc. How do ...
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How to dash a whole row if a cell is OK?

I have a cell that can be OK, ERROR or WARNING. When it is changed to OK I want to modify the whole row in some way. I was thinking about to dash all cells. Is it possible? Or is there something I ...
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How can I charts based on day and month using dates in google spreadsheet?

I have a Google spreadsheet that has values like 1/1/10 0 1/2/10 43 1/3/10 17 etc. I want to be able to visualize the data on a day-by-day basis and on a month by month basis. I managed to create ...
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How can I sum a row in Google Spreadsheet so that the formula isn't overwritten when Google Forms adds a new row?

I'm using Google Forms to collect some data from students. Each time a new student submits a form, the data (4 columns worth) is added to a new row in a Google Spreadsheets, bumping anything ...
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Start new line automatically when otherwise content would overflow cell [duplicate]

I don't know when Google changed the version of Spreadsheets. Right now when the cell's text is longer than the cell width the display of this line is no longer what it used to be. I want the display ...
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Import current price from website to spreadsheet

As you can probably gather from the title, the goal is to plug the current price of this product into a spreadsheet. Perhaps I'm over-complicating things, but there must be an easy way to do this. ...
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How to return a value from another cell / a formula for an IF function in Google Spreadsheet? [closed]

I tried to use the following =IF(AD23<0,-1,AB22), but I get an error message. AB22 and AD23 are number values. Is it not possible to put values from other cells as a return value? In fact, ideally ...
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In Google Spreadsheet, how do I make cells take a random string value from a list of strings?

Suppose I have a list of strings {apple, pear, banana, orange}. How can I have each cell in a column of cells have a random value from that list?
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How to get formulas to do the calculations

I have a column from A1:A398 in a Google spreadsheet. Each cell either has an "f" or is blank. I want to count how many of each there are. In row 399, 400 and 401 I put the following formulas ...
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Retrieve data from another sheet based on key value without empty rows

This seems pretty straight forward, and I've seen some answers that come close, but I'm having trouble nailing down one specific requirement. ...
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Trello API: How to remove a member from an organization using Google Apps Script (GAS)

In a Google Spreadsheet, I have a list of Trello usernames that I want to remove from my Trello organization. How can I use the Trello API to remove all these members from my organization? I found ...
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How to parse a date and time in the format 2012-12-12T00:00:00+00:00?

I have a CSV file with dates in the following format: 2012-06-20T00:00:00+00:00 Is it possible to parse a date or date and time in this format? The goal is to turn it into a date and time that ...
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Is it possible to define user permissions on a sheet basis in Google spreadsheet?

I have a Google spreadsheet with 10 sheets. Is it possible to define user permissions on a sheet basis in Google spreadsheet? For example, on sheet 1, user X can edit but user Y can only view.
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Preventing Paste Overwriting Cell Formatting in Google Sheets

I have a spreadsheet used for booking employees onto training sessions. It's very simple to use; the person booking simply enters their employee number into column A and column B, C & D ...
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Google Sheets Cells don't calculate when printed or viewing as PDF

Workbook: Very large workbook with multiple tabs of data and multiple tabs of reports using sumproduct, query and filter formulas. Payroll tab is a reflection of our master database so i'm not dead ...
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Send email from Google Spreadsheet to adress in column

From an existing Google Spreadsheet; every time a value is added in column M(x), I would like to send an email with a specified text to the address listed in column F(x) from the same row x. Which ...
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How to make a protected range appear normal in Google spreadsheets

I have a project in Google spreadsheets shared with several other users. There are sensitive formulas throughout that I have protected to prevent accidental deletion or overwrite by the other users. ...
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Google spreadsheets showing “shared with xxx” count greater than actual?

For every one of my Google spreadsheets, the sharing settings is on "Specific people can access", and each sheet is shared with 3 people I know. Their names are listed when I click on the blue "Share" ...
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Yet Another Mail Merge - sending to multiple recipients

I'm required to send a parametrized mail message to multiple recipients, based on values in a Google spreadsheet. I've followed the instructions in this guide on how to use Yet Another Mail Merge. ...
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Send an email with attachment using Google Apps Script

I have a Google Spreadsheet with a list of emails. I want to build a routine that send email automatically to those email addresses. I also want to attach a PDF to this email. The PDF file is located ...
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How to send cell as argument for function?

I am trying to write a custom function for Google spreadsheets that checks the formatting of a given cell and acts accordingly. I know that I can give a string as argument and get it to work but then ...
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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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return name of range as string

I have a range that is named apple in Google Spreadsheets. I thought a method like getRangeName("apple") would exist. I want to get the names of many ranges and set them as the header for the ...
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Can I make a Google spreadsheet deploy as a web application?

Well, this is what I'm planning to do: my spreadsheet looks almost done to me (a few changes here and there of course, but that'll continue forever). I want to deploy it as a web-app and then who ...
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Google Spreadsheet SUMIF Using Two Criteria

I've read through the forums but found nothing that solves my problem. My apologies if the answer is here somewhere and I've missed it. I have a Google spreadsheet with multiple pages, each tracking ...
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How does Google know that I am not a human?

Over on stackoverflow I asked a question regarding accessing google spreadsheets with curl, which doesn't seem to be possible any more, even when setting a valid user agent string. My question arising ...
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Query MAX group by

I'm trying to Query in only the most recent entries of each part number. I can usually figure this stuff out but cannot figure out why it only returns the (date) and not the (part number) and (most ...
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Google Sheet sum column by referencing column header

In Google Spreadsheet, I would like to find a column using a variable matching the column header and sum the column if the match is found. Example: ------------------- Ref | X | Y | z | ...