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What's wrong with this Google Apps Script code?

Forewarning: I'm a noob at JavaScript, with varying experience and less knowledge. I don't get why this code fails with TypeError: can't call method "getSheetName"/undefined. (line 7, file "Koodi"). ...
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Adding a title to cell number 0?

It is good convention to name your columns, to put some kind of description in cell 1. However, this really bugs me, because then all my values are indexed starting at 2, so I think I'm dealing with ...
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Is GOOGLETOURNAMENT defunct?

I do not follow the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship but am interested in the accuracy of current advice re Google Spreadsheets. One of the functions is GOOGLETOURNAMENT which, rumour has it, ...
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Is it possible to define user permissions on a sheet basis in Google spreadsheet?

I have a Google spreadsheet with 10 sheets. Is it possible to define user permissions on a sheet basis in Google spreadsheet? For example, on sheet 1, user X can edit but user Y can only view.
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Auto-Import Master Spreadsheet

I'm fairly new to Google Spreadsheets and completely useless when it comes to functions and formulas. Is there a way to take info from multiple sheets within a workbook and compile them into a ...
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Google Forms: Add numeric values and use them for billing in paypal on form submission

I am using a google form to let people signup for a conference that lasts 3 days. A user has options to pay for a day, 2 days or the full conference. He/she has the option whether or not to pay for ...
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Google Spreadsheet to open another Google Spreadsheet populated

What I would like is to click on a name in a cell in one spreadsheet and it will populate a new spreadsheet giving the title in ascending order such as A001 next time you click it it will populate a ...
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Using VLOOKUP with dynamic range array

I have a sheet with a list of email address that is being auto-updated (more email addresses being added on a daily basis). I have a second sheet with a list of email addresses that have been ...
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How to format the date in this Google Docs script

I've come across this rank checking script. I'm not sure exactly where I found it but it's built on Google Docs and a script which automates the rank checking process. I understand a bit of coding ...
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How do you automatically align incoming form responses in Google Sheets?

I like to have each of my form responses aligned in the center of their cells. However when I submit any new information through Google Forms, they are always automatically aligned to the left, and so ...
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How do I eliminate extra line breaks in a Google Spreadsheet cell?

I have a spreadsheet in which some cells have multiple carriage returns. I would like to eliminate all the extras, so that 4 carriage returns shrinks down to just one. This question is similar to How ...
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Preventing Paste Overwriting Cell Formatting in Google Sheets

I have a spreadsheet used for booking employees onto training sessions. It's very simple to use; the person booking simply enters their employee number into column A and column B, C & D ...
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Google Sheets Cells don't calculate when printed or viewing as PDF

Workbook: Very large workbook with multiple tabs of data and multiple tabs of reports using sumproduct, query and filter formulas. Payroll tab is a reflection of our master database so i'm not dead ...
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Send email from Google Spreadsheet to adress in column

From an existing Google Spreadsheet; every time a value is added in column M(x), I would like to send an email with a specified text to the address listed in column F(x) from the same row x. Which ...
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How would I use Google App Script to create a ListBox based on a spreadsheet entry?

Every month I receive a spreadsheet with tickets available with its code, expiration date and type. Code | Expiration Date | Type (3d or normal) ... ... ... ... ...
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How to make a protected range appear normal in Google spreadsheets

I have a project in Google spreadsheets shared with several other users. There are sensitive formulas throughout that I have protected to prevent accidental deletion or overwrite by the other users. ...
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How to Modify Matched Cells Across Multiple Sheets with Google Script

My question is a fairly complex one, but I'll do my best to clarify exactly what I'd like to do and this requires some background: I have a Google Spreadsheet used for user administration in my ...
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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()) & ...
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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'

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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Can't figure out how to import data from particular website

I want to import the top 25 QQQ holdings from the following page into Google spreadsheet. I want to import both the "Equity View and Equity Price" tabs. Im not sure the info is listed in a table as I ...
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Google Sheet Script: “=ImportFeed” does not run if spreadsheet opened by a background script (time-driven trigger)

I have a "History" sheet which will forever store anything that has ever been in the feed and a "Feed" sheet for the current imported feed (i.e. it just contains =ImportFeed) This Google Script runs ...
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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. ...
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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, ...
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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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Google spreadsheet disappearing text

Whenever I enter text into a box and press enter the text disappears. I can only view the text by clicking on the box it's in. What am i doing wrong? Windows 8, Firefox 29. It only occurs in firefox. ...
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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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Getting error while using a Google Forms/Spreadsheets Auto-Increment Script

Similar to Kelly's problem here: Can I add an autoincrement field to a Google Spreadsheet based on a Google Form? I need to create a unique ID upon submission of a form which will be used as a case ...
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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 ...