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I am using fantastic Arrayformula to populate a grid in a Google Sheet:

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The following is being used in each column: =arrayformula(if(Z2:Z <> "","■",""))

Now there are some cases where the marking "square" could be inserted manually, however this will break the Arrayformula as it cannot overwrite.

How could I achieve this?

  • you want to achieve what? not breaking arayformula after you break it manually? – user0 Jun 13 '18 at 14:05
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    what about dropping that arrayformula and using one-cell-solution: =if($Z2 <> "","■","") – user0 Jun 13 '18 at 14:13
  • What about pasting as values then make the manual changes? – Rubén Jun 13 '18 at 14:48
  • @Rubén could you expand your solution? – Riccardo Jun 13 '18 at 14:51
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Replace the formula by its results by using copy & "paste as values".

  1. Select the area of the fantastic ArrayFormula results.
  2. Click on Edit > Copy
  3. Click on Edit > Paste special > Paste values only

Now you could add edit the any cell in the range without losing the values originally retrieved by the fantastic ArrayFormula.

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  • the above answer works. the problem though is that the new information will be static. if the source spreadsheet is edited, the destination information will not be updated. – random guy Apr 1 at 19:42

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