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Compute number of occurrences in a column of a spreadsheet

I have a Google Spreadsheet with a single column that holds string values (Twitter screen names) such as "user1", "user1", "UserX", and I would like to count those values so that I can easily craft a ...
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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 ...
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Counting unique rows in spreadsheets

How do you run the COUNTUNIQUE function on several columns? Running COUNTUNIQUE(A1:C3) gives me 8, because there are 8 unique values, I want it to return 3 because I have 3 unique rows. | A | B | ...
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Sum until empty line function in Google Spreadsheet

I'm using this data layout a lot: A B C 1 Name1 Count Total 2 A 1 =SUM(B2:B4) 3 B 2 4 C 1 5 6 Name2 Count Total 7 D 1 =SUM(B7:B8) 8 E 2 It is ...
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Google Spreadsheet text cell formatting question

I'm trying to create some sort of automated formatting for certain columns (except headers of course.) to take a string of numbers (and previous formatting; which should be stripped.) and format it as ...
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In Google Docs, how to make a column with several numbers in each cell sortable?

I am making an expenses spreadsheet in Google Docs and I need to list the numbers of the attachments for each entry. Sometimes this is just one number, sometimes it is several. I can make this ...
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Translating a document in Google Drive

I'm trying to translate a spreadsheet I've uploaded to Drive and converted to a Sheet. However there is no "Translate" option for me in the Tools menu, as per this article: ...
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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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Google Sheet document using ImportXML doesn't Automatically Republish

I created a file that uses ImportXML to pull prices from a set of web pages, and bless me, it works! To stay updated with the changes in price, I ticked the "Automatically republish when changes are ...
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Google spreadsheet questions

Can anybody tell a me how I can load a large vertical list into the margin of a spreadsheet? e.g, I want to copy a list of stocks from notepad (aligned vertically) to Google spreadsheet with each ...
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Creating a function that runs when a Google spreadsheet is opened

I want to create a function which runs automatically when the spreadsheet is opened. This function will make the selected cell the last cell without text in a certain column. Basically, I don't want ...
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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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How to Create a Dynamic SubTables Based On Data From Another Sheet? (Google Spreadsheet)

I'm wondering if there is a way to create a sheet with dynamic subtables based on data from another sheet in google spreadsheets? Each student will use a form to enter data to sheet: "Entries" like ...
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How to group data in a Google Spreadsheet?

I have the following table in a Google Spreadsheet: Name | Value A | 10 B | 100 A | 20 B | 200 C | 1000 How can I create another table based on a query: select name, sum(value), ...
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Filtering Form Feedback using Google Docs

Does anyone know how to filter respondent feedback into different sheets on the spreadsheet? For example, each sheet collects information for separate classes and I want the form information to be ...
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How to sumif with multiple criteria

My sheet looks like this: 1|A | B 2|amount | source 3|173.00 | bank1 4|173.00 | cc 5|173.00 | cash 6|173.00 | bank2 7|173.00 | cc 8|SUM This is simplified but what I want to do is Sumif A3:A7 ...
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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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Google Spreadsheets Calculation/Reinput Automation?

I have a little basketball stats sheet, and a cell that has a total of a specific player's statistic they have accumulated throughout the season. But there is no way I know of to update this cell ...
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Published Google Docs spreadsheet: one data set with 3 sheets each sorted differently

Is it possible on a published Google Docs spreadsheet to have 3 individual sheets, each sorted differently from the common data, and only update the common data?
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Table of Contents in Google Spreadsheets

I'm curious to know if there's a way to create a table of contents within a Google Drive Spreadsheet. I would like to be able to set the active cell in the spreadsheet based on what cell (or contents ...
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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 to use LEFT function in COUNTIF

I have a column that sometimes has B and sometimes B - somecomment. I want to count all instances of B. I expected it to be something like =COUNTIF(B14:B943, LEFT(B14:B943,1) = "B") But no dice. ...
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How do I mix formats in one cell?

I've got a string like ="Daily Avg: " &AVERAGE(C3:C13) I'd like to be able to apply number formats within my cell's formula. Is this possible without custom scripts? I've searched Google's ...
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Leading zeros in google spreadsheet automatically removed

I have a column in which all inputs are numbers. But these numbers are actually not real numbers. Not real in the sense, 050 in this case is very different from 50 The problem is that whenever I add ...
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Summing up spreadsheet data when a column contains “#N/A”

I am using Goggle Spreadsheet to work up some historical stock data and I use a Google function (=googlefinance=…) to import the historical closing prices for a stock, then I work with that data ...
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Pre-populate Google Docs form field with incremental value

I have a Google Docs spreadsheet that I use to track my jobs by job number. Is it possible to have the "job number" field pre-populated with the next job number? Currently I have to open the ...
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In Google Spreadsheets how do I restrict input when the number of entries for a condition are met?

I am using a Google spreadsheet to gather the Registration form entries for our tournament. We can only have 10 teams per age group. How do I "close" the Registration when the number of entries for ...
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importxml is not working properly -Google spreadsheet

find attached link for my Google spreadsheet in which i tried to pull out the data from booking.com. i retrieved Hotel name in column. it successfully retrieved the hotel name. but not work with ...
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Sorting data in Google Spreadsheet by cell entry

I have a Google Spreadsheet that lists various events. Students have entered their name next to events that they would like to sign up for. It looks like this: Each student may sign up for more ...
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Google Spreadsheets equivalent of Excel CLEAN() formula

I've created an Excel file where a non-technical co-worker of mine organizes a bunch of data into rows and columns. I then have formulas concatenate across those rows and columns and add some HTML ...
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Can I sum based on a specific cell text value?

I have a spreadsheet for tracking sales leads. Each row is a lead. One of the columns is called "Status" and the options under this column are limited to a list of 4 options, i.e. Prospect, Proposal, ...
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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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Is there a way to insert a bookmark into a google Spreadsheet?

I know you can do this with a Google Doc, but how about a google Spreadsheet? I'd like to have a bookmark and then link into that cell of the spreadsheet from an HTML document.
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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 ...
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How to link two spreadsheet of Google Docs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we do a link between two Google Docs spreadsheets? I'm trying to link two Google spreadsheets. I don't want to merge I would like to have a spreadsheet with the ...
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Text conditionals in Google Spreadsheets

I want to write a formula where I can add values to a cell whether another cell states approves the "transaction". It will be easier to explain with an example. Consider a spreadsheet containing the ...
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Auto create and name new sheet in Google Spreadsheet

How can I automatically create and name new sheets in a google spreadsheet from a list of names, such as a student roll sheet? I would like each new sheet to be created when I add corresponding names ...
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How to use a named column in a calculation based on a cell value in Google Spreadsheet

Playing with named ranges, I discovered it is possible to name a whole column (say "September") and use it in rows: =September*K4 What I'm trying to achieve now is that the value of the column ...
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How can I dynamically format the diagonal cells in Google Spreadsheet?

I want all of the diagonal cells (A1, B2, C3, D4, E5, etc) of a Sheet to be formatted as Black Background, White Foreground. Is there any way to do this for a Sheet that constantly increases in size? ...
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Is it possible to refer to a whole column in Google Spreadsheets using R1C1 format?

In Google Spreadsheets I often use A1 notation to refer to a whole column: A1:A For reasons I explain below, I'd like to use R1C1 format, to refer to a whole column, something like: R1C1:C1 It's ...
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How can I automatically set “last updated” cell in row Google Docs Spreadsheets?

How can I automatically set "last updated" cell in row Google Docs Spreadsheets ? I want to create a column where the cells' value will be automatically set to when that row was last amended. Is this ...
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Reseting responses in a GoogleDocs Form

I want to reuse a GoogleDocs Form, with (almost) the same Form, but with fresh Responses. I did copy it, but I don't know how to reset responses (not reseting the form itself, i.e. Form/Delete Form). ...
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Store form data to Google Docs

I have a webpage where i am having a textbox preferbaly for storing email address. I need to create an email intake database where i need a simple database built to store emails of users “signing ...
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How can I copy cell values rather than references from one sheet to another in Google Docs?

How can I copy cell values rather than references from one sheet to another? Right now using Filter, Query and ArrayFormula creates references which create empty cells and disallow sorting of the ...
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How to set a Google Docs Spreadsheet cell format to bare text?

I am to store international standard phone numbers (starting with a plus sign followed, usually, by plain numbers) in a Google spreadsheet column. An example of such a phone is +420123456789 When I ...
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Is it possible to use Google Spreadsheets to post to a web service?

I was wondering, as a thought experiment, if it were possible to use Google Spreadsheets to post to a web service. For example imagine you created a spreadsheet for guests attending a party with ...
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Google Docs Spreadsheet ImportHtml() with Basic Auth

Within a Google Docs spreadsheet, I need to access external data that requires basic authentication. Usually I would include external data by putting this in a cell: ...
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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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What is the “web clipboard” in Google Spreadsheets?

I made a chart in Google Spreadsheets and then clicked on Copy Chart. A little popup notified me that the chart was copied to the web clipboard. However, when I try to paste the chart anywhere in the ...