A productivity application from Google that allows you to create and edit worksheets

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

2
votes
1answer
3k views

Date and time stamp automatically added in column [duplicate]

We have a barcode scanner that we use to track student assignments. I am trying to create a Google Spreadsheet that tracks the assignments for each subject. I have been using the following script: ...
2
votes
1answer
609 views

Arrayformula with dates before and after

Here is what my spreadsheet looks like I enter recurring weekly payments details in G,H,I,J & K (Name,Amount,Day of week, Start Date, End Date respectively). This arrayformula: ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Import Google Spreadsheet range if a column contains a particular value

I want to import a range of data from one Google Spreadsheet (1) into another (2), but only when Column J in spreadsheet 1 contains a 'yes'. I'm using the following formula: ...
2
votes
1answer
297 views

IF statement with ranges

How do I make it so that if any number in the range C6:D11 on PAGE is less than zero, output "Some words" and if not, output "Some other words"? I tried using =IF(PAGE!C6:D11 < 0, "Some words", ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How to automatically add spaces in between each character in a text string?

Teachers I work with enter 4 scores for a student’s assessment in a single cell, like this: 2113, with no breaks or spaces. How can I separate those characters so as to be able to create a chart of ...
2
votes
2answers
697 views

Allow trailing whitespaces in Google Spreadsheets

I was working on a Google Spreadsheet and I found that it does not allow more than one white space anywhere. Is there any option to stop auto trimming on text? I searched it but didn’t found any ...
2
votes
1answer
12k views

Using INDIRECT() in sheet reference range

I have a separate sheet with some data where a user's input will reference the row number of a sheet. I'm trying to reference that sheet by inserting the column letter and taking a number input from a ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Google Spreadsheet: Adding formulas to Google Forms responses rows

I have a sheet with form response data in several columns, say A:G. Some of the data are numerical and I'd like to have some calculations done on them, e.g. in columns H through J. I have already ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I disable Google Spreadsheet comment notifications?

I've got a shared document with a co-worker and they're adding comments. The system keeps sending me emails with every comment she adds and it's rather tiresome. Google Support says there should be a ...
2
votes
1answer
965 views

Date format in spreadsheet (google doc)

I want to create spreadsheets to record the money I spend each year. Each file is named as Cost-2012, Cost-2013,...etc. Inside each file, there are in fact 12 sheets, which are named as 01, 02, ..., ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Is there a filter delimiter in Google Spreadsheets?

I'm trying to build a list of servers in a Google Spreadsheet. Each server has multiple services, and I would like to be able to select a single service and see all the servers providing that service. ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Auto date insert when opposite cell is populated

I am creating a spreadsheet which will contain records of my daily expenditure. Something like the following: A | B ---------- 0 | 50.04 0 | 20.00 0 | 19.99 0 | 2.40 What I am trying to ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

Google Docs Spreadsheet - Parse Error

Not sure why this formula does not work. I just want the value to be zero if 60-D15 is negative =MAX(60-D15,0) also tried =MAX(D15,0) =MAXA(D15,0) Any clues?
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Convert a date in Google Spreadsheet?

I have a Google Spreadsheet with a date row in UTC time, such as 12/6/2012 11:14:32 I want GMT+2 local time, so how can I convert the date in Google Drive? And, if not possible, is there a way to do ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How can you write queries in a Google spreadsheet so that the columns are kept up to date?

Using Google Docs/Drive Spreadsheets, you can write queries. However, if you have column letters in quotes, then they aren't updated as column order changes. Is there a way to write these queries so ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

JOIN formula in Google Spreadsheets

I want to use the JOIN formula in Google Spreadsheets to transform all values in one column into a list, with , around each value. Has anyone used this formula before? The only information I can ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How to write a logical function that checks several columns and rows

I have three columns in my Google Spreadsheet: C (Dialog) - D (Declined) - E(Answered) All the columns are dates. Example: C D E 14/02/2012 28/02/2012 ...
2
votes
1answer
858 views

How to put the name of a cell into another cell in Google Spreadsheet

In Google Docs Spreadsheet, is there a simpler way to put the name of a cell reference into another cell than this? =concatenate(char(code("A")+COLUMN(D3)-1),row(D3))
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How to count cells that are below a certain date and check if other cells in the current row are empty?

I need to count how many cells in a specific column are below a certain date. Also, at the same time, the counter should only be increased, if some other cells next to each cell being counted are ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Hyperlinks in Google spreadsheet docs

In Google spreadsheets, it is possible to add a hyperlink to a cell as: =hyperlink("www.google.com";"search the web") This will show the text search the web which will hyperlink to Google. ...
2
votes
1answer
315 views

Getting a new “publish to web” URL for a published Google doc

When I publish a Google spreadsheet to the web, it generates a URL that I can share with others. I know I can stop publishing. When I re-publish, the URL is the same. I no longer want ALL viewers who ...
2
votes
1answer
134 views

Can I add a search box that will open a new page on some 3rd party site to Google Docs?

I'm trying to make a document/spreadsheet containing a few resources I regularly use and perform searches in. Can I create something I can perform searches directly from a document that will open up ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Is there a way to search and replace a regular expression in Google Docs spreadsheets?

The problem is that I entered a lot of formulas like =round(x+y) into a Google Docs spreadsheet. Now I need them exported to MS Excel and the latter only accepts =round(x+y,0) as a valid format. ...
2
votes
1answer
17 views

How to add bulleted list in Google Sheets

I am unable to add bullet in front of any sentence. See below example, I need circle bullets in front of every sentence written in one cell. First Sentence Second Sentence Third Sentence How can ...
2
votes
1answer
19 views

Parse out column with commas in it into separate rows

I have data in the following 2 column format in my google spreadsheet: 3M 701 A.W. Sperry DSA-2002 Accusplit 725MX, 705X, Magnum XL I would like to be able to parse out the 2nd ...
2
votes
2answers
24 views

How to recombine text into one line in Google Sheets

=index(ImportXml("https://www.google.com/finance?q=ibm", "//div[@class = 'companySummary']" ),0,1) Put that anywhere in a Google sheet and it will give you a cell with a block of text. This text is ...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

Getting COUNTIFS to work in complicated Google Sheets formula

I'm having trouble with COUNTIFS on Google Sheets. I've been able to use SUMIFS and now I need to use COUNTIFS. I tried to do a Find and Replace, changing SUMIFS to COUNTIFS, on what I thought were ...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

Is there a way to have a Slack overlay in Google Sheets?

Google Sheets lets you chat with other people actively using the sheet, but it has no history and overall feels like the simplest thing that could work. Slack, by contrast, seems like everything you ...
2
votes
1answer
14 views

Time query in Google Spreadsheets

I've started using Google Spreadsheets for our logbook and it's been a great help. I have data with a time component in it (start and end time) and I'd like to query or filter the data where the ...
2
votes
1answer
27 views

QUERY data based on Alpha Range in Google Sheets

I'm trying to figure out if I can pull data from a sheet in a Google Sheets Workbook based on an alpha range. For example. I only want data associated with 'last name' that start 'A' and goes ...
2
votes
1answer
15 views

What is the difference between the DELTA and EQ functions?

The new Google Sheets includes the DELTA function, which Compare[s] two numeric values, returning 1 if they're equal. How does this differ from the EQ? From what I can tell, the EQ function ...
2
votes
1answer
24 views

Google Spreadsheets: Sum values for each month

I would like to sum the values that match each month in a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet looks like this: 2015-12-10 15 2015-12-19 10 2016-01-02 15 2016-01-05 25 And I want to obtain this: ...
2
votes
2answers
60 views

Google Sheets/Forms/Script: How to send an email then replace “@” with “#”

I am trying to create a script where the user gets an email (column 1) with the body being column 2. However, after that, I want to replace the "@" in the email with a "#" so that they do not get the ...
2
votes
2answers
24 views

Google Sheets LEFT function trim text generated by IMPORTHTML function

When I use this formula to import data =iferror(INDEX(IMPORTHTML("http://www.thestreet.com/quote/GE/details/company-profile.html","table",3),8,1)) The result is Sector: Industrial Goods. I'd like ...
2
votes
1answer
17 views

Searching a value between two columns on a reference sheet

I have my main sheet that looks like this: The compromise column (Column F) bases it's value on another sheet. To compute it's value, we check if the value of the Basic Tax (Column B) falls equal ...
2
votes
1answer
25 views

Google Spreadsheet Inconsistent Datetime Format

When we push date and time values to a google spreadsheet in the format d/m/Y H:i a (eg. 25/12/2015 1:43 pm) the date and time is displayed inconsistently, see below: Any idea why the format is not ...
2
votes
1answer
19 views

Why does Google Spreadsheet use days as unit of time when entering a number?

When using Google Spreadsheet today, I noticed that when entering a date as a simple number sequence (e.g., 151127), and choosing date as format, it ended up being a completely different date than the ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

Conditionally substitute cell contents with Unicode characters

Is it possible to conditionally substitute a cells contents, with a Unicode character i.e. rather than colouring all '1' cells green, swap the '1' for another character instead? Specifically, I want ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

Combine two columns into a list of all possible combinations of entries

I have two columns such as: a 1 b 2 c and I need to combine them like: a 1 a 2 b 1 b 2 c 1 c 2 Is it possible with a formula?
2
votes
1answer
34 views

Auto calculate and display timestamp in a specific row and column

I have a spreadsheet with a formula that works to display the timestamp in the same row, but is there a way to set a column at the same time so I don't have multiple time stamps displaying along that ...
2
votes
1answer
27 views

Why can't I refer to another cell with the value comparator field?

This is more a curiosity question than a fix to a problem, because I found a few ways to fix it already. From what I could gather, if I want to apply a conditional formatting based on the value of ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

If Cell text is “Text” get adjacent cell text

I have a need to compare a range of data against a string of data. If there is a match, I would like to get the text or contents of a cell next to it. Any ideas? Example: Identify name of person with ...
2
votes
1answer
15 views

How to turn on the balloon popup with the calculated results of the selected part of the formula?

I accidentally switched it off and could not find how to turn it back on.
2
votes
1answer
54 views

How do I get multiple driving times in Google sheets without “Service invoked error”?

I keep getting this error. "Service invoked too many times for one day: route. (line 3)." Here is the link to my sample sheet. With script attached ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

Conditional format formula to select a previous cells content (current cell -1)

Thanks to "Can Google Spreadsheets conditionally format based on a previous cells content?", I understand how to apply conditional formatting to a preceding cell, if I'm using a simple comparison, but ...
2
votes
1answer
19 views

How do I sort a range of filters and functions?

I'm trying to sort a range that is populated by a filter and various functions. Whenever I try and apply a "filter" (the upside down triangle in the toolbar) and try and sort names or numbers from low ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

How do I set up notifications for when a new sheet is added in Google Sheets?

I am part of a large group of users that share a Google spreadsheet and would appreciate if anyone can help me figure a way to set up immediate notifications specifically only for when someone adds a ...
2
votes
2answers
50 views

Add the numbers in rows where a string contains a given word

I have two columns a and b a contains a set of text and b contains a set of numerical that relates to each row in a I want to create a function that will search column a for substring value and ...
2
votes
1answer
112 views

In Google Sheets' filter views, can I filter columns non-cumulatively?

I have been putting together a spreadsheet in Google Sheets that includes various data/information relating to the hundreds of characters in a novel I am reading. Two of the columns relate to the ...
2
votes
1answer
144 views

In a Google Spreadsheet, show all combinations for a selection of columns

I have a sequence of letters, in a Google Spreadsheet: | A B C D E F --|---------------------- 1 | U Y 0 4 X N 2 | H X Y 3 | W The first row contains a ...