I have the following table in a Google Spreadsheet:

Name | Value
A    | 10
B    | 100
A    | 20
B    | 200
C    | 1000

How can I create another table based on a query:

select name, sum(value), count(value) from table group by name

so it looks like this:

Name | SUM   | COUNT
A    | 30    | 2
B    | 300   | 2
C    | 1000  | 1

By using the QUERY function you can achieve your goal.


=QUERY(Data!A1:B6;"select A, sum(B), count(B) group by A")


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Using other functions, makes it achievable as well.

add this formula in A2:

add the following formulas in B2 and C2 and copy down to B4 and C4 respectivey 


I've made an example file for you: QUERY vs. FUNCTIONS

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You can use Pivot Tables to group data in Google Spreadsheets.

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    Why -1? Pivot Table definitely does it! googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/05/… – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Dec 1 '12 at 10:50
  • Because the question was about doing it with SQL – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Dec 1 '12 at 11:13
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    He wants to create another table which he clearly defines in the question, and Pivot Table does create this table. This is a valid answer. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Dec 1 '12 at 13:37
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    Pivot Tables should probably be mentioned in the question comments section instead. It is definitely helpful and related, but not answer the question precisely - only because the question was specifically about a query and the QUERY function is the answer. – Dave Dec 21 '14 at 18:01
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    Even if the question asked for QUERY, it's good to mention other answers, because the OP may not have considered these possibilities, or they may have advantages over the approach the OP mentioned – Vaddadi Kartick Mar 6 '16 at 4:44

Why not using Pivot Table? It will give you more options and controls than writing a custom formula. Controls live Add Columns, Rows, Values, Filters

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  • Nice answer with image, but why not edit the previous answer and just add the image? – vinnief Jan 10 at 11:37

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