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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

3 Answers 3

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By using the QUERY function you can achieve your goal.

Formula

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

Screenshot

example formula output

Using other functions, makes it achievable as well.

add this formula in A2:

=UNIQUE(Data!A2:A)

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

=SUM(FILTER(Data!$B$2:B;Data!$A$2:A=A2))
=COUNTA(FILTER(Data!$B$2:B;Data!$A$2:A=A2))

Example

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/… Dec 1, 2012 at 10:50
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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. Dec 1, 2012 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, 2014 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 Mar 6, 2016 at 4:44
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    You should at least describe how a pivot table can be configured to solve this problem. Normally I SELECT data out of an SQL database that already has GROUP BY, so the concept of doing this with a GUI is very foreign. I'd like to learn how a pivot table can solve this problem, but without some explanation, this answer is useless to me. Aug 23, 2018 at 17:47
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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, 2020 at 11:37

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