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

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Filter function overwrites formula with '--'

I am using the filter formula below. The formula works fine the first time, but once it filters the result properly, it corrupts the same formula in next row below with --. =iferror(FILTER(...
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Count Occurrences of Words

I'm having the following set of data: A simple COUNTA would yield n=4. Using the above-mentioned formula will give also n=4. The answer needs to be however n=6: Jacob Jan (1x), Jacob (2x), Jan (3x) ...
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Selecting a sequence of sheets in Google Docs / Spreadsheets

I have a Google spreadsheet where each sheet is a student group, say, Group1, Group2, Group3 etc. Each sheet is organized identically. I would like to summarize some information from all sheets into ...
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In Google Sheets, how can I fit the data to the cell?

In some cells on my sheet the data fits the cell. On some rows there is a lot of extra space after the data in each cell. I have tried deleting after at the end of the data, but it does not help. ...
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In Google Spreadsheets, how can I convert a number according to a range?

I'm working with Google Apps (spreadsheet) and I need to convert results (ranging from 0 to 36) to a maximum of 7 according to the following table. if score is (0-5) result should be 1 if score ...
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Google spreadsheets editing of a VLOOKUP formula that references a pivot table

After inserting a vlookup formula in a Google spreadsheet, where the array parameter references acolumns of a pivot table, how do I edit the formula again? When I enter the formula, it just displays ...
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How do you add a custom font size in Google Spreadsheets?

How do I add a custom font size for a Google Spreadsheet I have? There are some defaults like 14pt, 18pt, 24pt and 36pt, but I would like to have a font size like 30pt, is it possible?
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Combining Stuff in Google Spreadsheet

I want to accomplish the following: string = TEST; cell reference = B2, value = ING; RESULT = TESTING Which of the following options are the best to use: CONCAT: =CONCAT("TEST",B2) & ...
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Auto-updating column in Google Spreadsheet showing last modify date

Trying to figure out a way to have column two auto-update to show a timestamp of the last update. I realize the doc shows a timestamp of the last modification, but we have a lot of clients accessing ...
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Referencing a Range Name from a different spreadsheet [duplicate]

I would like to create a spreadsheet that contains name, phone number, address and email address of many individuals. I will define the data as a range named "Index". Then I would like to create a ...
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How to apply a function to all the rows preceeding the current one in an arrayformula?

So I have the following situation: In the first column I have certain values, in the second column, given a certain row, I want it to contain the result of a function applied to all the preceeding ...
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Formula to return time difference but not display 0 in google spreadhseet

I have a google spreadsheet with start (C) and end (D) timestamps. I am calculating the time difference using =(D1-C1). I have copied the formula to empty columns which returns a 0 time difference. Is ...
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Google Spreadsheet Comments

I have a Google Spreadsheet with several boxes with the little orange triangle indicating a comment associated with that cell. Unfortunately, I haven't made any comments, so cannot delete these boxes....
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Import CSV, show formatted hyperlinks, =Hyperlink(..,..)

Based on a csv import, I would like to show formatted hyperlinks. There is a formula =HYPERLINK( "www.google.com" ; "Search Google" ) that does this, but is there any way to include this in a csv ...
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Save data from Google Spreadsheet history

I used a Google form and inadvertently deleted a few rows. I need to use the rows again. I see them with history but I can't save them and I can't print them. How can I restore the data?
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Non-deterministic parameters to custom function

I have a problem with Google Spreadsheets: I create a custom function using the Script Editor and it only runs OK if the parameters I pass are known (constant) values. If the parameters are non-...
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Is is possible to have part of a google doc hidden publicly but able to be edited and “pushed” to LIVE?

So I have a public schedule for my business, but need to edit (which sometimes takes a few days) and then make "public"... Can I do that? I know I can "hide" but when I reopen, it's live and everyone ...
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Analyse frequencies of date ranges in Google Spreadsheet

I have a Google Spreadsheet where I would like to compute occurrences of date ranges. As you can see in my sheet, there is a column date_utc+1 which contains almost random date data. What I would ...
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Compute number of occurrences in a column of a spreadsheet

I have a Google Spreadsheet with a single column that holds string values (Twitter screen names) such as "user1", "user1", "UserX", and I would like to count those values so that I can easily craft a ...
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Convert a date in Google Spreadsheet?

I have a Google Spreadsheet with a date row in UTC time, such as 12/6/2012 11:14:32 I want GMT+2 local time, so how can I convert the date in Google Drive? And, if not possible, is there a way to do ...
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Counting unique rows in spreadsheets

How do you run the COUNTUNIQUE function on several columns? Running COUNTUNIQUE(A1:C3) gives me 8, because there are 8 unique values, I want it to return 3 because I have 3 unique rows. | A | B | ...
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Sum until empty line function in Google Spreadsheet

I'm using this data layout a lot: A B C 1 Name1 Count Total 2 A 1 =SUM(B2:B4) 3 B 2 4 C 1 5 6 Name2 Count Total 7 D 1 =SUM(B7:B8) 8 E 2 It is ...
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Google Spreadsheet text cell formatting question

I'm trying to create some sort of automated formatting for certain columns (except headers of course.) to take a string of numbers (and previous formatting; which should be stripped.) and format it as ...
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In Google Docs, how to make a column with several numbers in each cell sortable?

I am making an expenses spreadsheet in Google Docs and I need to list the numbers of the attachments for each entry. Sometimes this is just one number, sometimes it is several. I can make this ...
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Translating a document in Google Drive

I'm trying to translate a spreadsheet I've uploaded to Drive and converted to a Sheet. However there is no "Translate" option for me in the Tools menu, as per this article: http://support.google.com/...
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Forwarding table content received in Gmail to a spreadsheet in Google Docs

I am managing to receive a fixed structured table from a questionnaire in a web form. So I want to have this table automatically forwarded to a specific spreadsheet, so that I can make my own ...
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Google Sheet document using ImportXML doesn't Automatically Republish

I created a file that uses ImportXML to pull prices from a set of web pages, and bless me, it works! To stay updated with the changes in price, I ticked the "Automatically republish when changes are ...
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Creating a function that runs when a Google spreadsheet is opened

I want to create a function which runs automatically when the spreadsheet is opened. This function will make the selected cell the last cell without text in a certain column. Basically, I don't want ...
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Google spreadsheet sorting messes up cell comments

I'm running into this weird problem with Google spreadsheets: if the cells have comments on them and I sort the spreadsheet, the rows sort but the comments stay in the same position, and don't move ...
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How to group data in a Google Spreadsheet?

I have the following table in a Google Spreadsheet: Name | Value A | 10 B | 100 A | 20 B | 200 C | 1000 How can I create another table based on a query: select name, sum(value), ...
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Filtering Form Feedback using Google Docs

Does anyone know how to filter respondent feedback into different sheets on the spreadsheet? For example, each sheet collects information for separate classes and I want the form information to be ...
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How to sumif with multiple criteria

My sheet looks like this: 1|A | B 2|amount | source 3|173.00 | bank1 4|173.00 | cc 5|173.00 | cash 6|173.00 | bank2 7|173.00 | cc 8|SUM This is simplified but what I want to do is Sumif A3:A7 ...
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Stop lines in GDocs chart overlapping/obscuring other lines

How can I stop lines in GDocs chart overlapping/obscuring other lines? See for example the green line in the graph below, which starts up high, butthen goes behind other lines such as the yellow one.
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Google Spreadsheets Calculation/Reinput Automation?

I have a little basketball stats sheet, and a cell that has a total of a specific player's statistic they have accumulated throughout the season. But there is no way I know of to update this cell ...
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Published Google Docs spreadsheet: one data set with 3 sheets each sorted differently

Is it possible on a published Google Docs spreadsheet to have 3 individual sheets, each sorted differently from the common data, and only update the common data?
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Table of Contents in Google Spreadsheets

I'm curious to know if there's a way to create a table of contents within a Google Drive Spreadsheet. I would like to be able to set the active cell in the spreadsheet based on what cell (or contents ...
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Javascript string() function in Google AdWords

Is there a simple way to implement the Javascript string() function in the basic Google AdWords interface? I want to pass some variables returned from a campaign management script to a spreadsheet (...
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How can I prepare a Sparkline graph (line/bar) in a Google spreadsheet?

How can I prepare a SPARKLINE graph (line/bar) in a google spreadsheet? With the google drive help it doesn't work for me. Reference: Google Drive Help
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How to use LEFT function in COUNTIF

I have a column that sometimes has B and sometimes B - somecomment. I want to count all instances of B. I expected it to be something like =COUNTIF(B14:B943, LEFT(B14:B943,1) = "B") But no dice. ...
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How do I mix formats in one cell?

I've got a string like ="Daily Avg: " &AVERAGE(C3:C13) I'd like to be able to apply number formats within my cell's formula. Is this possible without custom scripts? I've searched Google's ...
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Leading zeros in Google Spreadsheet automatically removed

I have a column in which all inputs are numbers. But these numbers are actually not real numbers. Not real in the sense, 050 in this case is very different from 50 The problem is that whenever I add ...
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Summing up spreadsheet data when a column contains “#N/A”

I am using Goggle Spreadsheet to work up some historical stock data and I use a Google function (=googlefinance=…) to import the historical closing prices for a stock, then I work with that data ...
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Pre-populate Google Docs form field with incremental value

I have a Google Docs spreadsheet that I use to track my jobs by job number. Is it possible to have the "job number" field pre-populated with the next job number? Currently I have to open the ...
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In Google Spreadsheets how do I restrict input when the number of entries for a condition are met?

I am using a Google spreadsheet to gather the Registration form entries for our tournament. We can only have 10 teams per age group. How do I "close" the Registration when the number of entries for ...
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importxml is not working properly -Google spreadsheet

find attached link for my Google spreadsheet in which i tried to pull out the data from booking.com. i retrieved Hotel name in column. it successfully retrieved the hotel name. but not work with ...
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Sorting data in Google Spreadsheet by cell entry

I have a Google Spreadsheet that lists various events. Students have entered their name next to events that they would like to sign up for. It looks like this: Each student may sign up for more ...
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Google Spreadsheets equivalent of Excel CLEAN() formula

I've created an Excel file where a non-technical co-worker of mine organizes a bunch of data into rows and columns. I then have formulas concatenate across those rows and columns and add some HTML ...
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Can I sum based on a specific cell text value?

I have a spreadsheet for tracking sales leads. Each row is a lead. One of the columns is called "Status" and the options under this column are limited to a list of 4 options, i.e. Prospect, Proposal, ...
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How do you add a date created to Google Forms / Google Spreadsheets

We have a Google Spreadsheet It has a few columns Issue Raised By Date Raised We've turned this into a Google Forms which we want anyone in the business to be able to answer. The problem is ...
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Is there a way to insert a bookmark into a google Spreadsheet?

I know you can do this with a Google Doc, but how about a google Spreadsheet? I'd like to have a bookmark and then link into that cell of the spreadsheet from an HTML document.