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Google Docs time stamp?

The following code was almost exactly what I was looking for to timestamp the adjacent cell after being edited. However, I need to incorporate the currnet date as well as time. The code below gives a ...
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How do I use the INDEX or OFFSET functions in Google Spreadsheets?

I have my spreadsheet set up as follows: first 10 columns full of descriptive data followed by 24 columns of month data (2 columns per month). The last 24 columns are static and the values are ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Avoiding duplicates when adding cells in column one by one in Google Spreadsheets

How can I have a kind warning if I am adding a text to the cell which was already added somewhere in previous cells of the same column?
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Nested IF statement on Google Spreadsheet, second part same as the first

I have a spreadsheet for my budget. Payments are either drawn from my bank or my Amex card and then my Amex card is drawn from my bank as well. So I add up all my monthly total like this: ...
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How can I make some data on a Google Spreadsheet auto-sorting using onOpen?

I was working with @W0lf here but I am unable to comment/continue the conversation anymore. I am trying to use autosort function onOpen but is not working: function onOpen(event) { var ss = ...
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Bring data from Google Spreadsheet to Google Documents

Is there anyway to read the data from a Google Spreadsheet (which I owh) to another Google Document, something like specifying a data source in MS Word?
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Duplicating a set of columns with various widths within the same spreadsheet

I'm trying to duplicate a set of 5 columns multiple times on the same sheet. For example, column A is wide, columns B & E are medium width and Columns C & D are narrow. I want to duplicate ...
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How can I automate a series of actions, after receiving an email in GMail?

Here's what I want to do... When an email with a known subject, or from a known source, is viewed I want a button that will: Add data from the email (could just regex parse) to a new row in the ...
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Forcing uniqueness in a Google Spreadsheets column

I have created a Google spreadsheet (acting as a database) that has numerous columns, name being one of them, and I wanted to make sure the name field is always unique and no row can be created if the ...
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Google spreadsheet flextime

Being a (productive) geek, I want to keep track of the trend of my flextime. I keep a personal document of my hours worked in a Google Spreadsheet, having one column for hours worked every day. By ...
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Applying two filter functions in Google Spreadsheets

I am trying to apply two filter functions in Google Spreadsheets: Column (A) contains new data Column (B) contains filter data, i.e. cells with text that should not be included in column C Column (C) ...
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Google Docs Spreadsheet sections

I'm using Google Spreadsheets. I want to be able to have several different sections all on one spreadsheet: an income section with totals there an expense section with totals in it etc. How do ...
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How to dash a whole row if a cell is OK?

I have a cell that can be OK, ERROR or WARNING. When it is changed to OK I want to modify the whole row in some way. I was thinking about to dash all cells. Is it possible? Or is there something I ...
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How can I charts based on day and month using dates in google spreadsheet?

I have a Google spreadsheet that has values like 1/1/10 0 1/2/10 43 1/3/10 17 etc. I want to be able to visualize the data on a day-by-day basis and on a month by month basis. I managed to create ...
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How do I get the data in a cell of the last column of a row?

I'm using Google Sheets. Every week I add a column with new data, and I need the data from the latest column copied into another sheet. The formula needs to pull the cell of the last column in the ...
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“Trying to connect” error in Google Docs on Safari [migrated]

Beginning a few months ago, I started receiving a significant number of "Trying to connect" errors when using Google Docs in Safari. I can load the page fine, and I can even start using it, but ...
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How can one serve a single google spreadsheet cell content to a web page?

I can embed a Google Docs/Spreadsheet's whole tab/table on a web page. Is there a simple way to publish the (unformated) content of a single cell?
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If condition won't work Google Spreadsheets

I have this formula and it doesn't work: =IF(A1="oui","1",if(A1="non","0","")) I asked a couple of friends to test it, and oddly, it works fine with them! What did I do wrong? And how do I fix it?
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Associate cells to imported ones with importrange in Google Sheets

I have the following issue: I have table A with several columns and I use the following function to import some of data to table B: ...
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Why is there sometimes no “Move to trash”/“Move to bin”

I'm trying to clean up some old Google Sheets, but some of them don't have a "move to bin" menu option: Other spreadsheets do have it: What's the difference? How can I delete spreadsheets that ...
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How to grant a specific list of user to access Google Form?

Currently when I click on the "Send Form" button in Google Form and user will be able to input the form when they know the URL. Is it possible to grant a specific user to have access to the form? (So ...
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Dynamically creating sums from lookups

I was trying to do something similar to this post: Google Sheets advanced lookup + sum But I just can't figure out how to amend it for my purpose. I'm basically building a diet plan, where I have ...
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How to save temporary variables in Google Spreadsheet formula?

I'm trying to create a formula in Google Spreadsheet which looks like this: if (x < 0, x + 1, x) It means if x is smaller than 0, return x + 1, else return x. However, x itself is an ...
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Select range by typing it in, e.g.,“f1:f600”

How do I select ranges by typing in the range value in Google Spreadsheets? I need to be able to select, say, d3:d1000, by typing in “d3:d1000” somewhere. In other words, what F5 does in Excel. I ...
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onEdit Script to auto run Filter on a tab

I'm trying to find a script that will run in a particular way, see below: it runs on a specific tab in a spreadsheet needs to either re-run a filter that i have in place on the tab OR can filter out ...
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Google Docs invitation to edit on my Outlook email address

I have got an invitation to edit a Google doc on my outlook.com email address, but every time I click on the link, I get the message “You need permission”. I am signed in to my Gmail account as well ...
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Setting multiple protected ranges with one range value inputted

Id like to set protected ranges over several sheets and ranges of the same spreadsheet in a Google spreadsheet. The normal way to do a range is 'Sheet One'!A:L What id like to do is be able to ...
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How to directly view a Google Visualization API Query URL as a human-readable table or web page?

What is the correct syntax for the URL (see also a related question about documentation) to view a Google Visualization API Query result as a web page containing the tabulated results of the query? ...
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Problem adding Image to hyperlink in Google Sheets

I want an image to be my hyperlink in Google sheets. Here is my code: =HYPERLINK("google.com/de", IMAGE("http://s5.favim.com/orig/69/hi-love-quote-start-Favim.com-658946.jpg")) The image shows up ...
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Disable Drag & Drop Google Sheets

DEFINING DRAG & DROP: In google sheets if you have a cell or cells currently selected you can perform an operation on them. One such option is to move your cursor to the edge of the selection ...
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Pull data from a cell in one Google Sheet to another cell in a separate Google Sheet [duplicate]

I have a Google Spreadsheet with quite a few sheets in it. I am trying to pull information from that sheet and put that info into another sheet in a different Google Spreadsheet. I have googled this ...
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Auto import CSV into existing Google Sheet

I understand how to upload and convert CSV files to Google Sheets -- but how can I set up an automatic upload of all new data from a CSV file into an existing sheet? I have a CSV file that lives on ...
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How to prevent user from downloading my Google Sheets

I have made a few useful spreadsheets for my company. I want to put them on Google Sheets, so my colleagues can use it online to make inputs and get results. But I do not want them to know the ...
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How to get more than 1 question to populate the same field/column in the Spreadsheet?

I am looking for some way to get the submitted answers to 2 or more questions to populate in the same column in the response spreadsheet, but on the next row. e.g. When gathering data from ...
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Hyperlink to a cell in a Google Spreadsheet

I want a user to be able to click a link that sends them to the specific cell in a specific spreadsheet. The spreadsheet must be in edit mode aswell.
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Google spreadsheet: check if cell itself is empty

Is it possible to have a formula somehow on cell A1 that checks as a conditional if A1 is empty? Obviously, the default way I'm getting a circular dependency error. However, I figure some formula ...
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Google sheets equivalent of self-referencing in Excel

This is, in my opinion, one big advantage Excel has over Google sheets is the self-referencing formulas. What I mean by that is: say in cell A1, I'm changing the value in there a,b,c. And according ...
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How can I use a single column as a normalized data point with multiple choices in Google Sheets?

I find I often want to have a column that is meant to be one or more choices from a fixed set. E.g. a Codebase field in a dev roadmap spreadsheet, which might have choices like {DB, API, JS, CSS, ...
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Can I fill specific cells in my spreadsheet when submitting a Google Form?

I have a Google Spreadsheet that contains a list of dates, and empty cells. For a variety of reasons, I'd like to be able to have people add fill out a Google Form where they select a date, and fill ...
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How can I sum a row in Google Spreadsheet so that the formula isn't overwritten when Google Forms adds a new row?

I'm using Google Forms to collect some data from students. Each time a new student submits a form, the data (4 columns worth) is added to a new row in a Google Spreadsheets, bumping anything ...
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Start new line automatically when otherwise content would overflow cell [duplicate]

I don't know when Google changed the version of Spreadsheets. Right now when the cell's text is longer than the cell width the display of this line is no longer what it used to be. I want the display ...
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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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How to return a value from another cell / a formula for an IF function in Google Spreadsheet? [closed]

I tried to use the following =IF(AD23<0,-1,AB22), but I get an error message. AB22 and AD23 are number values. Is it not possible to put values from other cells as a return value? In fact, ideally ...
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How to get formulas to do the calculations

I have a column from A1:A398 in a Google spreadsheet. Each cell either has an "f" or is blank. I want to count how many of each there are. In row 399, 400 and 401 I put the following formulas ...