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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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Code invoked too many times

My goal is pretty simple: take the value in column U and check if it's within particular ranges. If it's 1–100, put a 1 in column A. If it's 101–200, put a 2 in column A. The problem is, I have almost ...
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Google Docs sheets: How to refer values in other column by key? (like SQL join)

I have a sheet/document with item number and it's price. In an invoice, I have: | Number | Qty | Price | ... | Total price | 21 | 3 | ??? | ... | = C2 * B2 I'd like the Price column to be ...
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How to make my Google Spreadsheet automatically calculate “days since”

I have a spreadsheet with several columns and one of them is for date (column D). How do I make the next column (E) automatically display the days passed from date in D until now on open? I have ...
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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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Updating logging sheet from another sheet doesn't work after inserting code offset

I am trying to log the data, formulas and times of cell edits from one sheet into a logging sheet. The problem I am having is that it only seems to record changes made in the logging sheet. This has ...
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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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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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IF statement in Google spreadsheet

I am trying to sum up the total of all values in a coloumn that are POSITIVE. Also, I have some subtotals in the coloumn that should be left out from this sum. =SUMIF(E6:E65 ; ">0" ) - ...
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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?
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Combining Stuff in Google Spreadsheet

I want to accomplish the following: string = TEST; cell reference = B2, value = ING; RESULT = TESTING Which of the following options are the best to use: CONCAT: =CONCAT("TEST",B2) & ...
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Sorting Unique rows by a related Sumif column in Google Spreadsheet

I am putting together a worksheet to keep track of expenses. I currently have the following source table called "Expenses": A B C D 1 Date Description ...
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How to have auto updated current time cell in GoogleDocs / Excel

I am trying to create a spreadsheet that will allow me to track my clients' timezones. I am using the useless NOW() function to calc current time, and then factor in the time zone value (+/- a #) as ...
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Pre-fill a cell with today's date

I would like a certain cell of mine to display today's date when I starts a new row. Is it possible?
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Put Google search inside Google Docs spreadsheet cell

Is there a way to put a Google search widget inside a cell of a Google Docs spreadsheet? I want to avoid my users to hit Ctrl + F every time they search. Would be very cool a Google Docs App that ...
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Validation to check a list of values from found on a different sheet

I have two sheets in my workbook named 'Tasks' and 'Personnel'. The 'Personel' sheet has three columns that contains a list of Person's ID, Name, and Contact Number. While the 'Task' sheet contains ...
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Formula to use to add up all rows that returned a value of 1 for several cells that meet a specific crtieria

This is the spreadsheet I need help with: spreadsheet I need cell B21 in the 'Reports' sheet to add up all rows that meet this criteria: return a value of 1 if columns M, O, T, U, W, X, Z, AA, AB, AC ...
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Combine rows to a column in Google Spreadsheets

I have a question about combining rows to a column in Google Spreadsheets. There are a lot of threads already about this topic, but I couldn't find one about this particular problem. This is the data ...
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Automatically create an array of unique names and their number of wins

I'm trying to make a sheet that I can use to track which heroes I need to practice in a game... Want to manually input the following things: Map name (A2:A), Hero name (B2:B), Result (C2:C) I ...
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How to remove duplicate rows based on one column, retaining the first row for each

I want remove all row with equal date 02/03/2016 1 11 24 7 8 3 22 02/03/2016 1 11 23 7 8 3 22 03/03/2016 1 11 25 7 8 3 22 03/03/2016 1 11 25 8 7 3 22 ...
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How to block automatic row and column insertion in Google Sheets?

While playing around with array formulas, "sometimes" when the result has more rows and columns than the previously available in the sheet, Google Sheets automatically adds the row needed. I said ...
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A spreadsheet formula to assign letter grades based on numeric ranges

I'm trying to figure out how to write an IF statement that will be 'true' if a value is in-between two values. Example: If value is between 60 and 69.9 return "D" If value is between 70 and 79.9 ...
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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 ...
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Forms Data Manipulation In Google Sheets

I'm trying to develop a solution using Google Forms with Google Sheets that will collect Google Forms data and then automatically divide that one form submission's data into multiple rows of data in ...
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How do I sequence the date in Google sheets without sequencing the year?

I am trying to sequence dates for the beginning of the week. It should read: 21-12-2015 28-12-2015 04-01-2016 and so on. My problem is that when I highlight the first two dates and drag; I get ...
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Access Google Spreadsheet revision history through API

Is there any way I could access Google Spreadsheet revision history through the API? The reason for that is I have a lot of sheets and simply relying on build-in revision history does not suffice to ...
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Can a button be added to Google Drive (Sheets) toolbar?

I use Google Drive Sheets for spreadsheet budget management. I am frequently using the Insert > Row Above/Below menus. I don't find any shortcut for either menu option in the Keyboard Shortcuts ...
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How can specific columns of a Google spreadsheet be exported as CSV?

I have a Google spreadsheet with 10 columns of data. I would like to export columns A, C, E, F as csv. I do not need to export the entire spreadsheet. Can this be done? I do not mind using Google ...
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Is there a way to dynamically populate a dropdown depending on the value of other cells?

Is there a way to populate a dropdown list differently depending on the values of another cell? For example, the dropdown in A2 contains Movies and Sports. I want the dropdown in A3 to have Horror and ...
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Automatically populate a table with time values, based on the type of event

I am hoping to find a way using the conditional formatting to find an easier way to have a populated registration time (F), event start time (G) and event end time (H) for each event type as shown in ...
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Can Google Spreadsheets conditionally format based on a previous cells content?

Is it possible to conditionally format the background colour of a cell, based on the value in the column preceding it? For example, in the following table (first row/column are titles): | A | B | ...
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Simplifying Google Form Checkbox Responses into Itemized List

This is more of a Google Sheets question than a Forms question. I want to receive form responses from checkbox questions (which unfortunately cannot be separated into separate rows) and flip the data ...
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Google Sheets: Asterisk character (no wildcard) on conditional formatting

I have a sheet with following values on column A: [ A ] [1] Dead line [2] 15 days remaining*** [3] Dead [4] 131 days remaining* [5] 80 days remaining** I would like to use ...
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Division in Google Spreadsheets

How do I accomplish the following: I have a cell C5 with various numerical values. If C5 is less than 30 return 0 in C6 If C5 is greater than 30 return 1hr in C6 if C5 is greater than 60 return 2hr ...
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ImportXML with XPath does not return an entry of a table

Using Google Sheets with IMPORTXML to scrape a piece of information from a website via XPath. Here's the site (click here). The specific piece of information I'm trying to extract is the Price/Sales ...
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“Clean” join() without excess delimiters?

I'd like a function in Google Sheets to concatenate elements with a chosen delimiter like join(), but without excess delimiters at beginning, end, and between null elements. I accomplished this with ...
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Formula to show text based on numbers

I am looking for a short way to type this: =if(a1=1,"sometext",if(a1=2,"othertext",if(a1=3,"thirdtext"))) In JavaScript you would do something similar like this: switch(a1) case 1: "sometext" ...
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How do I use a negative DURATION formatted cell from Google Spreadsheets in Google Scripts?

I'm using Google Spreadsheets and I have a sheet in the following format: Start | End | Partial result | Expected | Total 08:00 | 12:00 | 04:00 | 05:00 | -01:00 14:00 | 18:00 | ...
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Fixing permission problems in cross-spreadsheet import when using Apps Script

I created a function in the Apps Script associated with a spreadsheet: function importNotes() { s = SpreadsheetApp.openById('spreadsheet-key').getRange('F2').getNotes(); return s; } ...
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How to post responses from Google forms to a specific sheet in a Google spreadsheet

I have a form, a Google form, and I'd like to post user's responses to a specific sheet in the Google spreadsheet. Is this possible?
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Grab text of first row of column with last data value

Essentially, I want the values in column D to be the value of the header row of the column with the last data value. For example, if H27 is the last cell with data in row 27, I want D27 to be the ...
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Highlight all cells in a range that contain a formula in Google Sheets

I am looking to apply conditional formatting to all the cells in my sheet and highlight cells that contain a formula. I know that I can format cells based on a custom formula, and I know that I can ...
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Highlight cells, which content can not be parsed as number

How can I highlight cells whose content is not parsable as number? thanks!
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How can I trace precedents in Google Sheet

In Excel we can trace precedents and dependents. Can some one help me with something similar for Google Sheets? I have got the code for dependents from http://webapps.stackexchange.com/a/50149/88163. ...
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I need to hide/show a group of columns in Google Sheets in a simple way

I need to hide and show in a easy way a group of columns in Google Sheets. In Excel I used a Macro with a button, but in Sheets I cannot put a button. How can I add buttons with custom functions in ...
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Conditional Filters Formula in Google Sheets

So I have a cell C4 in which I have an item list for a data validation. Below, I want to create a filter that will take all the entries in another sheet named All and compare that to the C4 cell. So ...
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Formula which will grab specific cells and concatenate them together but only if they are not blank

So I have this formula currently, but it breaks when nothing is in any of the cells. I'm expecting this of course, as I haven't told it to do anything when ISBLANK is TRUE. So my question is, am I ...
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Turn a table into a list of row/column/value tuples

I want to turn a table like this | | apple | banana | chia | |----------+-------+--------+------| | antelope | 1 | 4 | 2 | | bear | 6 | 3 | 9 | | cheetah | 8 ...
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Can't filter a column to see all cells containing `@` in Google Spreadsheets

I'm trying to filter a column to show cells that contain @ (as in an email address) but when I put @ in the filter box it comes up with a blank. Any ideas? An example spreadsheet here. Here is ...
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Formula in Google Sheets to lookup contents of another cell

I'm trying to create a formula that brings back a certain cell depending on what another cell has in it. But the formula I'm trying isn't working. It's working for other things (what I thought was the ...