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I'm trying to recreate what's happening in this video at 7:17 https://youtu.be/5S7laJS9meU?t=437

I want to merge two sheets and remove the empty rows.

=QUERY({IMPORTRANGE(L2 ,"sheet1!A2:F20");IMPORTRANGE(L3 ,"sheet2!A2:F20")},"select * where Col1 is not null")

I've tested with importing from each sheet individually and given access to the document for both of them, and they work fine. What am I doing wrong when trying to merge?

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You've created a virtual array within the curly brackets but not "prepped" the formula for that. Try wrapping the entire thing in ArrayFormula(...):

=ArrayFormula(QUERY({IMPORTRANGE(L2 ,"sheet1!A2:F20");IMPORTRANGE(L3 ,"sheet2!A2:F20")},"select * where Col1 is not null"))

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  • Hi, thanks for replying. It still returns formula parse error even if i write exactly what you suggested. Mar 8 at 14:29
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    Without seeing the sheet, I'm afraid guessing is as far as things can go. If you'd like to share a link, being sure to set the link's Share permission to "Anyone with the link" and "Editor," I'll be happy to take a look. It's the only we can see the IMPORTRANGE in action; even making a copy of a "View only" sheet will disconnect the other sheets without the proper permissions to reconnect them.
    – Erik Tyler
    Mar 8 at 15:51
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    I will add two questions here: 1.) What EXACTLY is typed into L2 and L3? -and- 2.) What is your international locale and language setting?
    – Erik Tyler
    Mar 8 at 15:52
  • Oh my gosh it was something as simple as the language setting changing the actual names of the functions, since I had the document locales set to my own country. I had no idea the functions would actually have translated versions depending on the locale! Mar 9 at 13:08
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    Well, I'm glad the additional questions led to a solution!
    – Erik Tyler
    Mar 9 at 13:23
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So it turns out I'm a dummy and didn't know that the locale setting changes what language the functions are in. I had the documents set to my own country but was using the english function names!

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