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Representing hierarchical data in Google spreadhsheet

Background Smartsheet.com allows hierarchical representation of data in a single sheet {without having to use adjacency lists } smartsheet hierarchical data example Question Do google ...
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Google Spreadsheet: If value of cell equals X, get value of adjacent cell, then add to totals

I have a budgeting spreadsheet, with separate spending categories, and I want to SUM all spending entries based on the category selected. I'm not technical, but here's an explanation of what I'm ...
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In Google Sheets, how do I find elements common to two ranges? [duplicate]

Range 1 cat dog rat bat snake Range 2 cougar butterfly rat bat lizard aardvark kangaroo What formula or script would I use to get Range 3 rat bat Order is not important.
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Give a name to a cell in Google Sheets

Excel has a little box on the upper left corner that displays the name of the cell (for example "A8", "C20", "BC104", ...) and this name can be changed to a string of choice (like "Force", "mass", ...
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Searching through sheets

I need to search multiple sheets like this for certain words like #work and #hobbies and add up the numbers on the adjacent column. ...
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Decimal conversion of time values

What is or can it be done to add 2 cells, that return a time equation? I deal with multiple time entries and having to enter them in a standard format of 4:45 hours or 4:25 hours. I have a decimal ...
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Average two numbers IF the second number exists

I have 2 columns (Google sheets) of numbers similar to: 10.453 12.178 12.654 0 The third column is: if number higher than 0 exists in both columns, display an average of the two else just ...
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Selecting the Max (or MIN) value in a field from only those rows that match criteria in another sheet

I've been looking through the online help, but haven't been able to find the function or functions I need to accomplish the following. I have 1 Google Spreadsheet with 2 Tabs. The 1st tab is a ...
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Send to respondents a number between 1 and 10 using Google Forms?

My idea is to give to respondents by mail a number reference between 1 and 10. The idea works as follows: You have 10 boxes. When a response is submitted, automatically the form will send a email ...
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Google Sheets: Error- Array result was not expanded

For cell J129 I'm using the following formula =index(B122:122,1,counta(B122:122)), but I keep getting an Error that says, "Array result was not expanded because it would overwrite data in K129." I'm ...
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Conditional deleting in Google Spreadsheets

I'm using two sheets, one with the main values and reference datas. The second sheet is for price calculation. I use =Filter to get the values from sheet one where Sheet1!E2:E <> 1. How can I ...
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Is there an “increment” shortcut in Google Sheets?

Is there an easy way to auto increment integer value in a Google Sheet like Ctrl+A in vim? If not, how do I go about creating such a shortcut?
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freeze column according to column heading

I am working on attendance in Google spreadsheet, I want to protect the date column which is past date and future date, I just want to give edit right only for today date.
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How can I make Google Spreadsheet recognize dd/mm/yyyy format as a date?

I have a table copied over from other applications to a google spreadsheet. Before processing, I noticed google spreadsheet doesn't recognize 'dd/mm/yyyy' (e.g. 15/01/2015) as a date, instead it treat ...
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Google sheets: conditionally change sign of decimal value in cell for each row

Here's a preview of the spreadsheet I'm editing in Google Drive: The transaction type cell has a value of "debit" if the row is for an expense, and "credit" if it is income. I would like a script ...
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Formulas mix up references when sorting data in Google Spreadsheet

I have a Google Spreadsheet that has formulas embedded into various cells. When I sort the data, the formulas always get messed up, and no longer pull data from the proper reference cells. How do I ...
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Retrieve row data based on indirect Max function value

This spreadsheet tracks live song ratings for a popular band. Users input their score in their own column and those scores are averaged into a community score (Column E). Those song averages are ...
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Where does the calculation take place?

In Google Spreadsheets, I have quite a big amount of relatively complex array formulas in many cells. That takes ages to complete calculating. Does the speed of calculation depend on my PC ...
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Google Spreadsheet: Count column if criteria is met in the respective column and another column

Is there a way to COUNT the cells in column A if the cell in column A equals "X" and the adjacent cell in column B equals "January"?
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Return transposed list of all strings in a row in Google Sheets

In my Google Sheet, the range B2:2 contains mostly empty cells, but some cells contain strings. I would like to print these strings into a transposed list beginning at A12. This list should exclude ...
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Google Sheets: average cells in Row 4 up to last filled cell in Row 2

Is it possible to write a Formula in Google Sheets which calculates the average of the cells in Row 4 but only up to the last filled cell in Row 2?
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Sum rows of a array function that outputs a matrix [Google Spreadsheet]

I got a arrayfunction that is returning a matrix. I want to edit this to only return a vector, where this vector contains the sum of each row. I tried applying sum(), but that summed every element of ...
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Google Spreadsheet Query for unique and “most recent”

Given a Google spreadsheet like this: I would like to create a query that shows only the most recent row for each unique name, so the results would look like this: What would that query look ...
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How do I use a dropdown menu in a cell to populate other cells with information?

I'm trying to build a spreadsheet that allows a user to select a product in a dropdown menu in the first cell and then based on what is selected it will populate the spreadsheet with prices and ...
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Make cell height in one column not affect other columns within the same row in Google Spreadsheets

I have done a schedule in Google Spreadsheet. I set text wrapping to wrap. The problem is that when I write something in column A and the row in column A gets expanded to fit all text all other ...
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Google Spreadsheet limit ArrayFormula

I'm using the ArrayFormula to calculate multiple ranges and it's slow because it's trying to calculate everything in that range, even though it has nothing in it. Is there a way I can limit the ...
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Can you restrict Google Sheet to editing just text with restrictions on formatting?

I simply do not want people who edit the sheet to mess up the formatting. I'm sharing a file with well over fifty people, and if someone messes up the document, it'll probably set off a chain. How ...
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How can I check emails against a Google sheet containing a list of email addresses?

I am conducting a research study and receive many emails (via Gmail) from potential participants. I do an eligibility screen with participants over the phone, and if they are not eligible, I add their ...
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Update formula ranges when adding new rows to a spreadsheet

I have a Google Spreadsheet in which I keep a list of expenses. I add a new expense by inserting a new row above the last expense. On the first row of the spreadsheet, I keep a sum of all expenses: ...
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google sheet conditional formatting

i'd like to change the date / time that passes the current time to turn red. i'd like to change the date that passes the current time to turn red. the table has dates and time in different formats, ...
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How to add a line break in a custom date format in Google Spreadsheets?

Google Spreadsheets give us a tool to create and use a customized data format for date values. While the tool allows us to use arbitrary characters, like slashes and commas between the date fields ...
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Google Sheets rounds numbers where not wanted

This: 3.1415926535 produces: 3.141592654 How can I have it output the whole number as is? I was using this with TO_TEXT(), getting the same result, but I guess the problem lies prior to ...
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Print text associated with a value

I have a Google Sheet that collects data and analyses any trends. What I'm trying to do is figure out how to output the text value associated with the numerical value. Example: Apples 7 ...
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ImportRange with preserved formatting in Google Sheets

I am importing a certain range of data from a master sheet and would like to maintain the formatting for those cells. Cell reference with colour formatting This would be the perfect option, except I ...
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Auto-update of exchange rates in Google Spreadsheets

How can I create a cell in Google Spreadsheet that automatically updates its value when its respective value in the web (i.e. exchange rates) changes? Is there any function that allows to retrieve ...
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Cell-dependent cell ranges in data validation in Google Sheets

Regarding Google Sheets -- is there any way to have cell-ranges in data validation depend on the cell itself. For instance, I want G7 to accept input only from E7 and F7. Similarly, I want G8 to ...
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Google Sheets Query Formula Needed

https://docs.google.com/a/fivetowns.net/spreadsheets/d/1myKz4WpRAt3Kja__Dsddnr3YtfOjVPkYUOTXoi-4exc/edit#gid=1665161315 Above is link to mock up of my spreadsheet. I would like to build a formula ...
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Google Sheets trendline broken; file unavailable

In Google Sheets, I've created a line graph. I want to add a trend line. I do so by clicking the blue line and selecting Linear from the trendline dropdown. No trendline appears. Then when I right ...
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How to get historical currency data in Google spreadsheets?

I use this formula to get the currency: =GoogleFinance("CURRENCY:EURUSD", "price", DATE(2006,10,2)) But when I enter a date before 2006-10-2 I get an error. Is there any way to get older data ...
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With Google Docs/ImportHTML(), how do I then modify the data?

I'm using ImportHTML() on a Google Sheet to import a large table from a website. It's great, and it's now all there, but now I want to hand-modify the data to my needs. Unfortunately, every time I try ...
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Creating multiple time stamps on google sheets to make dependent drop-down boxes work

I read so many forums but cant find an answer to what is likely a simple matter. I need Time Stamps on 2 different sheets to make 2 different Dependent Drop Boxes work. I use the script below but can ...
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Apply formula when other is modified

I´m trying to create a spreadsheet to manage a business, in particular I want to use it to register the sales of the day. The problem i´m having in particular is that I need it to copy the price of ...
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Apply complicated formula to whole column

I tried searching for this but to no avail - how can I copy a quite complicated formula through the whole column AND make it apply to rows which might be added to the bottom of the sheet? The formula ...
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Conditional formatting in Google Sheets: How do I check if a cell is blank?

In my exercise tracking spreadsheet, I want blank cells in columns B:O highlighted if column A is today's date, and the cell itself is blank. I have tried this: =AND(ISBLANK(B3),$A:A=INT(NOW())) ...
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Google Sheets - Checking duplicates without direct access

I have set up a spreadsheet on Google Drive that multiple users can access and edit, but I also need users to be alerted when the data they enter already exists elsewhere (This could be another sheet, ...
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Copy formula from Google Sheets, paste as formula in TextEdit

How can I copy formulae (like =D3) from a range of cells (several rows and/or columns), and paste those formulae (not the values) somewhere in like TextEdit or anywhere else? Normally it will just ...
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Google Sheets - Filter based on a condition

How can I filter across a range and return all the details based on a condition? I would like to be able to identify customer deliveries based on Dates and would like to filter for delivery dates ...
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How to put the edited date of a cell into another cell in Google Spreadsheet [duplicate]

In Google Spreadsheets, is there a simpler way to put the edited date of a cell into another cell. I've set a data validation list: ACTIVE COMPLETED ONHOLD TESTING BUGFIXING to F column. If the ...
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How do I Import a Range from one Google Spreadsheet into another?

I am getting the same error as described here except not for the same reason. I am using the new Google Sheets, so I am supposed to be able to paste the entire source URL into the sheet, like so: ...
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Filter by Date Range in Google Spreadsheets

The filtering in Google Spreadsheets seems to only offer text based solutions. Is there any ability to filter cells by date ranges like any of the following: Today Yesterday Last Week Since ...