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

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Google Spreadsheets showing “shared with xxx” count greater than actual?

For every one of my Google Spreadsheets, the sharing settings is on "Specific people can access", and each sheet is shared with 3 people I know. Their names are listed when I click on the blue "Share" ...
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List of range from another spreadsheet

I have two spreadsheets, The first sheet has a list of data companies company A company B comapny C In the second sheet i need to create a drop down menu to fetch the companies from the first ...
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Rename Column in Google Spreadsheets

Does anyone know how to rename a column in google spreadsheets? Seems easy enough in excel. https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/docs/ewnE52j57YU I was hoping that ideally I could see what ...
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How can I select a sheet with a variable-supplied suffix in a script?

Here is the code I'm attempting: var day=new Date().getDay()-1; var month=new Date().getMonth(); var sheet=ss.getSheetByName((/^.\s/+month+'/'+day)); I'm new to regex, but essentially I'm writing a ...
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How do I move a Google Spreadsheet document from one Google account to another?

I created a moderately complex Google Spreadsheet document in my personal account, which become popular amongst my colleagues and is now officially adopted by our team. Therefore, it would make sense ...
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ImportHTML spreadsheet function to update every 5 mins

I have a Google Spreadsheet fetching stock exchange data using an ImportHTML function: =ImportHtml("http://www.xxxx.xx.xx/xxxxxxxx/livefeedfull.aspx/?"& year(now()) & month(now()) & day(...
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Can I make a sheet private in a Google Drive spreadsheet?

I have a Google Drive spreadsheet with multiple sheets. The first sheet pulls data from all the other sheets. I need to share the first sheet with all users. But I only want to share the rest of the ...
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How do I get linked Google spreadsheets to auto-update when 'I am not looking' [duplicate]

My question is similar to this one, for which no answer has yet been posted. How can I get Google Sheets to auto-update a reference to another sheet? I am filling one Google Spreadsheet with Zapier ...
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Is it possible to prevent people from entering data into my Google Spreadsheet?

Is it possible that I fix the order of user's entries with a script? For example, the user must fill cell A1 first, only after that he can fill cell A2. Maybe my explanation is better with an ...
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Set Selection throughout all sheets

I have a spreadsheet with multiple sheets. I want them all to scroll in sync. For example if I scroll to J18 in Sheet1, all others sheets will have the cursor at J18 and same row/column at the top ...
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Conditional Formatting for Google Spreadsheets

I have created a Google spreadsheet. It has actual values and calculated values. I want the background to be green if the calculated value is less than the actual value and red if it is more. It'...
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How can I prevent users from reverting to an old version of a Google Spreadsheet?

I would like to allow users to edit a Google Spreadsheet, but not be able to revert them to prior versions. Is this at all possible? USE CASE The spreadsheet we use keeps track of snacks consumed, so ...
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How do I sum all even or odd columns in Google Spreadsheets?

The following is given as a solution for Excel: =SUM(IF(MOD(COLUMN(B16:AO16),2)=0,B16:AO16,0)) =0 changes to =1 to toggle between odd and even columns. However, this doesn't work in Google ...
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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, S&...
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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 School|...
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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 cut-and-...
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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 1,...
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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 contents]&...
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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 ...