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

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Retrieve last entry via ImportXML

Looking for help pulling specific cells from a web site into a Google Spreadsheet. I want to pull "last" price from this page but only a few specific ones. Such as Dow, Nasdaq 100, S&P 500, ...
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How to calculate average screen reso. based on number of visitors using a spreadsheet?

I want to find out what the average screen resolution is for visitors to my website – or rather, what is the average width and the average height in pixels. To qualify what I mean by "average" – and ...
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Conditional counts based on dates

I am creating a master tracker for all the technology in my school and it is pulling data from many sheets and placing it in to blocks and I am having trouble figuring out the following ...
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How to match info between tabs in a Google spreadsheet

How can I take info from one tab and add it to another? For example, I have Tab 1 with column A—call it “cat breeds”—and I have Tab 2 with column A—call it “cat breeds”—as well. They need to match so ...
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How can I reference a cell in a custom function while setting up data validation in Google spreadsheets?

I made the following Google script to check whether a string is less than some length: function isLengthLessThan(length, text) { return (text.length < length) }; How can I set up data ...
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Single drop down with data from separate columns

I have a spreadsheet that I need to add new data to but the previous user made it so that I can't add data in a new row without moving down a lot of data which would mess with all the calculations. ...
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Google sheets split multi-line cell into new rows (+ duplicate surrounding row entries)

I'm compiling a database of business address info, including key staff for each business. The Google spreadsheet I've inherited for this project includes a column for 'key staff' (in column B), with ...
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Is there a way to neatly format length in Google Spreadsheets across multiple orders of magnitude?

I have a spreadsheet with a column for length with values ranging from millions of kilometers to fractions of micrometers. Viewing it all in meters as unformatted numbers directly is awkward since you ...
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Which formula sums all values from a column in a line that contains a specific word?

Let's use this random spreadsheet to illustrate my problem. What I want to do is a sum of all Page Views (F) that contains the Category (B) named /Online Computers. Which formula can I use to do ...
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Yet Another Mail Merge - sending to multiple recipients

I'm required to send a parametrized mail message to multiple recipients, based on values in a Google spreadsheet. I've followed the instructions in this guide on how to use Yet Another Mail Merge. ...
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Date autofill increments year instead of day

Earlier, when I had dates in a column like: Monday, 21 April, 2014 Tuesday, 22 April, 2014 and I extended the last cell to lower cells I could expect them to be filled with following days: ...
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Add a sheet from a template

Is there a way to add a new sheet to a spreadsheet from a template? If I'm using a template for time, I'd like to add a new sheet from the same template every two weeks.
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Appending text to each column in a Google Drive Spreadsheet

I have a Google Drive spreadsheet that has about 200 columns. Each one is a name, and to each one I want to append -banner.jpg. Is there a way to batch process this? For example: abcde fghij ...
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How to share only one tab in the new Google Spreadsheets?

I have a Google spreadsheet with two tabs. First one is a public one where I want to invite specific customers to edit it. Second one is just for my team and I would like it to be invisible to the ...
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Transfer data from a form to a new spreadsheet

I have a simple form that inputs entries into a spreadsheet in Google Doc's. All I want to do is open a new sheet and import the data from the forms spreadsheet so I can manipulate it in my own way. ...
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Can't unmerge cells

I have a lot of data in a Google spreadsheet that depends on charts I spent ages trying to make look pretty. There is a stupid block of merged cells that won't unmerge, and when I try to ...
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How can I get a column with the sum of the proceeding rows from another column?

I've got a series of withdrawals and deposits for an account, each in a row. I'd like another column that for each row, displays the total amount in the account after that row's withdrawal or deposit. ...
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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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Google Spreadsheets SUMIFS with Text Value of Cells

Is there a way to use the text value of cells with a conditional statement such as sumifs so that on one sheet I can have all the expenses # A B C 1 R. Tusk Travel ...
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How can I easily fill a column in Google Spreadsheet with random values from a list?

I need to create some data for a simulation. So I wanted to take a spreadsheet, and for each column, fill it with random data falling within a domain. A uniform distribution is good enough. For a ...
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Link a range of vertically ordered rows, to a horizontal range of columns [duplicate]

Is there a range function in Google Spreadsheets where I can link the values of SheetA!A1:A10 to SheetB!A1:J1? So basically rotating the values from rows to columns.
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Google spreadsheets - How to calculate a value based on the row/col number of another cell value

I am trying to build a spreadsheet that one sheet holds a list of names divided into groups. The second sheet, should list all the names, sorted, with a number next to each name according to a ...
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Publish single Google Sheet to the web

I have many sheets in one spreadsheet. How do I publish single spreadsheet to the web? When I attempt to publish, it doesn't show any option to pick the sheets I want to publish.
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Send an email with attachment using Google Apps Script [duplicate]

I have a Google Spreadsheet with a list of emails. I want to build a routine that send email automatically to those email addresses. I also want to attach a PDF to this email. The PDF file is located ...
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What is the fastest way to use Google Spreadsheets by several users - from the same account or from different accounts?

Terminology - I use spreadsheet for a document and sheet for a sheet within the document. TL; DR If several users must work on data, stemming from the same source, which is fastest: one Google ...
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Formula required for date and counting fabrics

How do create a formula that counts the days I am waiting for fabric to arrive, however when it does arrive I need it to stop counting the days. =TODAY()-TO_DATE(A41) This works great, however it ...
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Preventing concurrent editing of a cell in Google Spreadsheet?

We often have the case of two people overwriting each other's changes by writing on the same cell at the same time. Is there a way to make it so that cells can't be written by more than one person at ...
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Auto sort of Forms responses so that the most recent one is on top

We use Google Forms to collect guest surveys for our resort. New responses get added to the bottom of the response sheet. While we can manually sort the responses using the time-stamp feature, not ...
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How can I get Google Sheets to auto-update a reference to another sheet?

I am using an external application to enter data into a Google Spreadsheet. This workbook is then referenced by a separate workbook (with the IMPORTRANGE(spreadsheet_key, range_string) function) that ...
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How can I merge into one cell, all the non-zero values in a row each concatenated with the column header?

I hope this example is clear. I have played with join and filter but can't get the Summary field to display as below: Row 1 is a list of subjects. Row 2 is a teacher's subject allocation ...
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Google Sheets Passing Range from separate sheet into custom function

I have the following custom function I've built to basically reproduce a needle haystack type of functionality function ListBy (Range, Range2, needle) { var holder = []; if(typeof Range != ...
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Add two variables to a Hyperlink

I know this works: = hyperlink( "https://www.google.com/search?q=" & B2 ) But I can't get two variables to work so the link would look like: https://www.google.com?var1=[insert cell ...
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Query syntax using cell reference

I'm having trouble figuring out a fairly simple QUERY statement in Google Spreadsheets. I'm trying to use a cell reference instead of static values and I'm running into trouble. I keep getting Error: ...
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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 to send cell as argument for function?

I am trying to write a custom function for Google spreadsheets that checks the formatting of a given cell and acts accordingly. I know that I can give a string as argument and get it to work but then ...
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Prevent “invoked too many times per second” error in Google Apps Script

I have a Google spreadsheet consisting of different months on each tab. Every month, I add a new tab and another 50-75 rows. There are many tabs. There is a cell on each row which calls a custom ...
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How to select a particular cell from an 'array formula' result?

Take this formula: =GOOGLEFINANCE("PG", "high", DATE(2014, 4, 1)) This formula returns an 'array result', meaning it generates a little table over multiple cells, like this: The top-left cell ...
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How to summarize many-to-one table in Google Sheets

I've got two separate sheets we'll call 'Sheet A' and 'Sheet B' with a table on each. The table on 'Sheet A' has a Many-to-one relationship to the data on the second sheet. On the second sheet, I'd ...
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Pull data from one sheet (has a locked cell) to another sheet (has a locked cell) every day automatically?

I have a dynamic Google spreadsheet to which I add one more sheet every day. I want to take the data from sheet1 cell D96 (a protect cell) to sheet2 cell D3 (a protect cell) every day. I found a ...
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Cursor position in Google Spreadsheet

In a google Spreadsheet the cursor is always behind the last letter not in front. How can I change that?
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How can I change Google Spreadsheets to have iso 8601 dates as default?

I would love to set my default date-setting to be iso 8601 (relevant xkcd) for all of my Google Spreadsheets. I'm well aware that I can manually change the date-format for a given spreadsheet by: ...
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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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Formula value change after a script pastes into another range

I have a script that pastes a formula from one cell into a range in a column. When pasted the range just disappears. I mean the whole formula is OK except the pointer. Any ideas how to deal with ...
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Sort all sheets by column 1 in first sheet

I’m trying to sort or autosort an extensive Google spreadsheet with various codepending sheets. I have tried to use the sort function but that is to blunt to use in this case. I’m hoping to get some ...
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How do I combine a cell value with a string in a Google Spreadsheets formula?

I have the following IF condition in some cell: =IF(A1>A2, "value is <C5>", "value is <D5>") where <C5> and <D5> should be the values of cells C5 and D5. I know it is a ...
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Query to copy from Sheet A to B based on true/false

I'm trying to copy data from Sheet A to Sheet B based on if one of the columns has True or False. I'm trying to use: =QUERY( 'A'!A1:I200 , "select * where I = 'True'" ) but this only gives me ...
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How to calculate difference in hours between two time fields

I have two time-formatted cells and I need to calculate the difference (eg 10:30 PM) in hours between the two. Ie. cell 1: 10:30 AM, cell 2: 1:15 PM. Simply =B1-A1 will not do the trick.
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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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Add a formula to Google Sheets pivot table

I have a report that I rerun with new data every day. I need to publish it in Google, but part of the table is a formula and I do not want to have to recreate this formula in the body every day. ...
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How can I create a Google Spreadsheet whose name and cells auto-complete with cells completed on another sheet?

I'm using Google Spreadsheets to manage projects, and I'm not familiar with scripts or macros (though I'd really like to learn how to use it, so if you have any good tutorials or tips, let me know). ...