There are two columns N and O.

When any cell in column N is filled the adjoining cell in column O needs to filled with "Yes" if not it stays empty.

This is the script I'm using.

var s = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet();
    if( s.getName() == "Sheet 1" ) 
        var r = s.getActiveCell();
           if( r.getColumn() == 14 && r.getValue() == '') 
              var nextCell = r.offset(0, 2);

How can I change/modify the above script to show if when a cell is filled in a particular column then the adjoining cell shows as "Yes"

Or simply put translate this formula into a script


Without using it in this form

var cell = sheet.getRange("C2:C1000");

1 Answer 1


Simply use this formula :


And erase any manual value under B1.
This should work.

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    Include ARRAY_CONSTRAIN to avoid filling the blank rows with a empty text value otherwise this will make the spreadsheet recalculation slower. By the other hand, instead of "", it's better to leave the argument empty (while other spreadsheet apps don't allow this, Google Sheets does). Commented Sep 13, 2019 at 13:46

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