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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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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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How to get a running balance?

I'm messing around with Google Sheets today, and I'm trying to put together a balance sheet similar to the one my bank uses. Its got both a credit and debit field in each row and a running balance to ...
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Get duration as seconds google spreadsheet

I'm calculating some sums of gain over time - therefore I want to divide X by time required to generate X. The problem here is, that the SECOND function in the =(SUM(B4:B18)/SECOND(SUM(A4:A18)))*60 ...
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Conversion from object to string in google scripts

I'm trying to take information from Google Sheets and use it to send an email with the information given in sheets. I have the email part down, but when i try to editAsText to delete unwanted ...
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How to set a formula for a entire column?

I need to apply a simple formula into a entire column, this is to prevent having to keep pasting the formula into said column when i add a row... =IFERROR(D1-C1) is the formula that i want to ...
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Google Sheets ARRAYFORMULA not copying form responses

So I have a form setup which sends data into a sheet labeled 'Form Responses'. I have another sheet that mimics the column layout of 'Form Responses' but has formatting applied to it, (called ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rename Column in Google Spreadsheets

Does anyone know how to rename a column in google spreadsheets? Seems easy enough in excel. https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/docs/ewnE52j57YU I was hoping that ideally I could see what ...
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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 ...