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I'm having trouble trying to write a script that will clear a range of cells based on another. For example I want to clear out only the cells C:H on each row if cell K on that row contains the word "Harvestable". I tried to use another example and adjust it as best to my knowledge (which isn't that good) but it's not clearing the cells when I either run it from the script editor or click the button assigned to it.

function onClick() {
  var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActive().getSheetByName("Gardens");

  var seeds = sheet.getRange('C8:H68'); 
  var status = sheet.getRange('K8:K68').getValue(); 

  for (var i=0; i<status.length; i++) {  
    if (status[i] == "Harvestable") {
    seeds.getCell(i+1).clearContent();
    }
  }
}
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This line will assign the value of K8 to status

var status = sheet.getRange('K8:K68').getValue(); 

In order to assign the values from K8:K68 instead of getValue() use getValues()

Also replace

status[i] == "Harvestable"

to

status[i][0] === "Harvestable"

The above because getValues() returns an Array of Arrays (a bidimensional array or matrix) and it's better to use === to prevent confusions caused by automatic object data type coercion.

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  • Ungh, I tried it and I got this error instead: Exception: The parameters (number) don't match the method signature for SpreadsheetApp.Range.getCell. (line 9, file "ClearFields") – Melanie Hoyle Jun 11 at 21:42
  • @MelanieHoyle Please see getCell – Rubén Jun 11 at 22:07

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