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

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Set Selection throughout all sheets

I have a spreadsheet with multiple sheets. I want them all to scroll in sync. For example if I scroll to J18 in Sheet1, all others sheets will have the cursor at J18 and same row/column at the top ...
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Error with exact date 21/02/1971 - function MINUS expects number values

I am getting this really bizarre error. In cell A1 I have 21/02/1971 (Brazilian-style date), in A2 I have =today()-A1. I receive the following error: #VALUE! Error: Function MINUS parameter 2 ...
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Counting number of cells in a range that contain certain text characters

My question simply: Is it possible to generate the data in A3:A5 using a formula? A B C D E F 1 PASSED/TOTAL | EXAMS ATTEMPTED 2 ...
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How do I refer to a range in another sheet?

Sheet 1 has numeric values in the B column. I'd like to sum them into a single value within Sheet 2, preferably without having to copy them individually first. According to the docs, I can copy a ...
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Date format in Google Spreadsheet is not correct

Whenever entering the date e.g. day-month-year, it automatically changes to month-day-year. I went into format>number>more formats>more date and time formats, and I changed it to day-month-year. And ...
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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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Auto bracketed pricing in Google Spreadsheets

I am keeping track of some sales in a Google Spreadsheet. I have a price bracket for number of items sold and unit cost (so that people ordering in bulk have lower prices). I used to just have about ...
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Fix Value of Row or Column from Another Sheet

In a given sheet, if you have a formula that involves a value, it's possible to fix either the column or row for that value as you expand the equation, i.e. : =A1 + A!2 But how do you do this when ...
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How do I multiply column values?

I simply want to multiply column h with column j, and store the result in column k in each row. What do I type in as the formula to do this?
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Does IMPORTDATA() refresh when an Apps Script runs even if the sheet isn't open?

We have a Google Spreadsheet that pulls data from an external source via an IMPORTDATA() function and then a Google Apps Script that is on a timed trigger that performs other things with the imported ...
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Sum if date is in range

I have a table of random dates A and a sum for each date B. The sum is over all the amounts in D, where the date in C is before the date of A. So B3 is D1+D2+D3+D4+D5+D6 because the date in A3 is ...
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Google Spreadsheet; Function to Search a Sheet for String and Return Value of Next Column

Here is what I have so far. it will: Search for keyword in my other sheet (JSON) When it finds the keyword (modname) it returns the row # The keyword is on the A column. What I want is for a ...
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How can I use text from a cell as part of a formula?

I do not want to concatenate a string or show the value like "Some Text " & C12. I need to use the text in a cell as part of the formula in another cell. For Example: I have a cell containing a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 | ...