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Using cell reference with COUNTIFS formula

I am trying to get this formula to work =countifs(J6:J365, "=David & Victor", K6:K365, "=g3") where G3 is a date value (e.g., 02/24/14). I am trying to count the instances in my spreadsheet ...
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Can you get hyperlinks to work in a published spreadsheet?

I created a Google spreadsheet, included a link within it (using the "hyperlink" function) and then published the file to the web. It turns out that when you access it from the web, links don't work. ...
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How do I reference a cell string to use as a note in another cell?

I'm simply looking for how to link one cell's data into another cell as a note. What I have here simply errors telling me I do not have permission to setNote. :/ function noteSetter() { var ss = ...
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Altering the Sort Filter in Google Spreadsheets

I live in Australia and when I'm putting in dates, I place the date, followed by month then the year. However when I am filtering/sorting my spreadsheet it's coming up incorrectly. How do I edit ...
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MATCH Function does not work

MATCH function does not appear to work at all. Given the following data: $7,109.19 | $867.19 | -$5,374.81 | -$11,616.81 =MATCH(MAX(FILTER(B122:U122, B122:U122 < 0)),B122:U122) returns the error "...
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How do I debug “The action you're trying to perform is causing a fatal error and cannot be performed” errors?

Since today, I'm no longer able to edit a specific Google Spreadsheet. Every time I try to make an edit, no matter which kind, an error message is displayed: The action you're trying to perform is ...
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Get data from specific date in Google Spreadsheets

I’m trying to collect data from specific dates in a Google spreadsheet. For example, I want to get the data from January only. Is this possible?
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Applying IF Statement to entire column

I currently have an IF statement that checks a cell in column B if it is blank. If it is blank it returns No in the corresponding A cell. If it does have a string, it returns Yes. I currently have ...
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How to zero out cell if filtered sum is less than 0

I currently have the exact function set up here: Summing a column based on another column in Google Spreadsheet I would like to know how to make the value 0 if the real sum is less than 0. Any help? ...
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Calculate days between now and a future date

I need to calculate how many days are left from today to a certain date in the future in a Google Spreadsheet. How can I do that?
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How do I create a multiple choice question in Google Forms based on spreadsheet data?

I am making a Google Form for evaluations. I will have a multiple choice question in there and the available options have to come from a list of items, say on a spreadsheet or a text document. I have ...
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Google Spreadsheet - periodically stamp sheet contents

As the title, is there a way to have a "print" of the content of a sheet periodically? i.a., I'd like to have a trigger that every Monday at 08.15 A.M. copy the contents of a group of a cell of a ...
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Multiple views of master spreadsheet that allow editing of master data

I have a monster spreadsheet with lots of contacts in it. Each contact is a row, with different attributes as columns (first_name, last_name, number, etc.). There are a hundreds columns—i.e., too many ...
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How to COUNTIF cells are years in Google Spreadsheet?

I have several dates in let's say: A1:A with this syntax: dd/mm/yyyy and I would like to COUNTIF the cells that are years. I started with this formula, but that didn't work: =COUNTA(UNIQUE(...
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Google docs spreadsheet - limit values to other ranges

I'm trying to create a docs spreadsheet that defines various objects, and these objects sometimes reference each other (equivalent to SQL foreign key). Is there a way that I can limit the values of a ...
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Is there another way to click on the hyperlink in a Google Spreadsheet?

I am aware of the process to click a link on the spreadsheet that involves a small pop-up that says "Go to link..." However, is there a way where the user of the sheet can directly click on the link ...
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Google Spreadsheets: Unique Values From a Matrix

I have a spreadsheet that looks like this: Column A | Column B | An unimportant value 1 | Value 1, Value 2 2 | 3 | Value 3 4 | Value 3, Value 1 | Don't ...
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Can I make modifiable part of the web address passed through in a Google Spreadsheets =ImportHtml function?

Wondering if there is a way to modify part of the web address (passed through in double quotes) in a =ImportHtml function in Google Spreadsheets? eg. www.schoolgrades.com/tom www.schoolgrades.com/...
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Google Spreadsheet - How to filter, SUM and display multiple values with multiple conditions added daily?

I have a spreadsheet that collects dozens of payments made daily through different means. For example, utilities bills, credit cards bills, personnel fees, expenses, etc. They are made in cash, by ...
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Change contents of cell based on date range in Google spreadsheet

I’m trying to get a cell to change its value based on a date range. Let's say I have this list: A B date1 10 date2 25 date3 50 date4 85 On date1 I will have 10 items, date2 I ...
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Creating duplicate Google spreadsheets that filter data from a master sheet and update rows on master sheet

Basically, I have a huge list of data on Google Docs spreadsheets, and a bunch of people that read it. They are not tech savvy. I am trying to create duplicate sheets on a Google spreadsheet that are ...
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Flatten (pivot) table into a three column array on a Google Spreadsheet

I have a table which looks like this: A B C D 1 red blue green white 2 blue red white yellow 3 red blue green white 4 red blue green white and would like to get a ...
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Google Spreadsheet not loading

I have a Google Spreadsheet with a lot of very important data and some scripts that where working well. At some point, the browser crash and I reload the page. After that, I can't access that (only ...
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Get YEAR() and MONTH() from a string like “September 2013” in Google spreadsheet

I have a sheet with column A listing the month of the year in human readable format e.g. "December 2013", and column B listing a calculated value of bills issued in that month (from another sheet). I ...
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Error using “sumif” together with “address” function

Please see the data below: What I want to do is to write a formula in column D to sum up the order quantity (column C) starting from the row no. specified in column F until current row, for the ...
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Geocode in Google spreadsheets, keep results

I have a form for internships and I am passing over the address of the internship provider to a function which gives me latitude and longitude for it, which is then consumed by a webmap using tabletop ...
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Grouping columns in Google spreadsheets (and summarize them)

Lets say I have a table like this: A | B | C 1 | 4 | 3 Is it possible to group these columns together so that I can expand and collapse them with a specific formula. For example with SUM I would ...
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Google Spreadsheets Validation list with Label

Thanks in advance. I have just started using Google Spreadsheets so am very new to it's ways! So far it looks incredibly powerful! I am using some data in a sheet called Jobs as a reference to ...
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formulas to transfer certain data from one sheet to another

I have a list of volunteers in sheet one. They have selected what programs they want to participate in with a yes or no in the column under that program. How can I create a formula that says if this ...
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Google Spreadsheet Change X and Y Axis

I am trying to graph the temperature of a substance versus the time the substance has been heated. My data is as follows: A | B Time (Minutes) | Temperature (ºC) 0 ...
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Password protect a column in Google Spreadsheet

I have encountered a problem that I need a hand with. I have already done numerous searches of this forum and others to see if I could solve it that way but it appears I have come a cropper. So ...
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Drag Autofill of a Multi-Column Pattern in Google Spreadsheet

I'm trying to drag copy some cells, which are on top row for headers, they get their values from a VLOOKUP formula (Basicaly all group names are in column B and I want them as column headers). Before ...
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Grading a Google Spreadsheet by answers given in a Google Form

I'm currently working in a school and students answered a 50 question form on ICT Ability. The results of this form have been put into a spreadsheet and I have to order the names in terms of ability. ...
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A simple spreadsheet sorting

In a Google Spreadsheet I have different groups of cells in one column to auto-sort. All cells in this column have same pattern of data, all datum have it's own cell and it's needed to be sorted into ...
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Custom Actions in Google Spreadsheet

I find that I often change specific cells from black on white to white on black when I'm making spreadsheets. It get's tedious to change the background color, then the foreground color over and over ...
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How to automatically open a created text document after it being created

I've used this script to create a Google Document (like word document) with Google Spreadsheet. But, when I do so, the new text document created from a template is placed in the default chosen folder. ...
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How to make a simple two column data chart in google spreadsheet? (simple case but doesn't seem to work)

I have a column with dates and a column with an amount of money. I just want to make the simplest chart possible, a line chart that shows money as a function of time, so I can see in what dates I tend ...
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Chart with points in Google Spreadsheets

I have a Google Spreadsheet with a line chart. Despite the name "line chart", the data does not appear regularly spaced on the x-axis but according to a date column. (This shows up correctly, no need ...
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If cell equals a value then move row to different Google Spreadsheet

I've got a script that sorts a Google Spreadsheet when a value in a column is changed. I'd like to add to the script the following functionality: If the value for column E = "Complete" then the ...
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google spreadsheets timesheet calculations

I have a timesheet that I use to log my time. It works fine if I log in and log out. It works at the end of the day but doesn't work in all configurations. For example, I want it to work if I only ...
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Creating multiple instances of a cell value in Google Spreadsheet

I have a Google Spreadsheet with the following data: A B ----------------------------- 1 | Number of responses | Value 2 | 1 1 3 | 3 ...
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ARRAYFORMULA Using Row Above - Google Spreadsheet

I would like to create a column that contains a running decrementing tally, but is decremented by an amount from a different column on the same spreadsheet. Also, I would like to be able to add rows, ...
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How to do a date formula in Google Spreadsheets

I have to do a query that increments automatically the date year by year. For example I use this formula: =INDEX(query('Scheda Intervento'!C3:K14;"select sum (K) where (F >= date '2013-01-01' ...
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“Yes” if a value partially matches in a range of values, blank otherwise

I have a column of values (column A for this example) like such: Phytophora sojae Phytophora ramorum Cryptococcus neoformans Coccidioides posadasii And I'd like to create a new formula column (B) ...
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How do I reference multiple cells in one sheet in one cell in another sheet?

I am using Google Sheets and I have two sheets in one document (SHEET1 and SHEET2). I want to be able to use a formula that allows me to: If cell A1, B1, D1 and F1 in SHEET1 have an s in them Then ...
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How can I make text flow out of a cell as it does in Excel?

If you enter a long bit of text into a cell in Microsoft's Excel the text flows out of the cell over the top of the adjacent cells. This doesn't happen by default in Google Spreadsheet - it flows ...
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Enabling script to run as author in a shared Google spreadsheet

I created a spreadsheet that I'd like to share with anyone with the URL. The sheet contains several app script functions. These functions both change the content of the sheet and copy data to ...
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Show 'sum' when multiple cells selected in Google Spreadsheet

If I select multiple cells in a Google Spreadsheet, sum or count appears at the lowerright corner according to the data type. Sum is shown for numbers, and count is shown for characters, dates or ...
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How get last added text from column into different sheet

How can I get the last added plain text from a column in sheet1, which also has empty rows, into a cell of a sheet2? With help I managed to do this with the last added date, but with plain text I am ...
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In a Google Sheets chart how do I prevent “Other” in the legend?

When there are over 8 series in a chart (this is true at least for a pie chart) - Sheets combines all other series above the 8th into "Other" this is really counter productive when there are only 9 ...