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I need to create a log of sorts and would like it if i could have an empty row (Row 2) and when something is entered in row 2 it adds a new empty row above so the newest entry is always at row 3, is this possible in google sheets and if so, how?

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  • Welcome. Would you please add a brief description of your search/research efforts. – Tedinoz Aug 9 '20 at 12:53
  • "and when something is entered in row 2..." You haven't thought this through - there's not enough information for an answer because you haven't said how many columns of information are in row 2, and/or how to know when the data entry is finished. For example, if there are several cells in the row, then you don't want to insert a new row until the last cell is completed. Perhaps one option is to have a checkbox in the column adjacent to the last data cell. Then when data entry is completed, tick the checkbox. A script can wait until a checkbox in row#2 is edited, and then insert a new row. – Tedinoz Aug 19 '20 at 2:58
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This answer assumes that the user will tick a checkbox on row#2 when data entry is complete.

Editing of data in any other row and/or checking the checkbox in any other row does not trigger the script.


function onEdit(e) {
  
  
  var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet();
  var range = e.range;
  var editedrow = range.getRow();
  var editedvalue = e.value;
  
  if ( editedrow === 2 && editedvalue === "TRUE"){
    // the checkbox on row#2 was ticked.
    sheet.insertRowBefore(2);
    
  }
  return;
}

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