I have a function in a Google Sheet that returns a handful of columns and two rows. One of those rows contains column headings, which I would like to remove.

Google Sheet

Is there any way to wrap this function with another function so that I can keep only row 2, which has the data I need?

  • Have you tried the INDEX() formula? Dec 11 '14 at 16:01
  • Why don't you share a doc. This way perhaps I can alter the code.... Dec 11 '14 at 16:03
  • @JacobJanTuinstra INDEX() works great!! INDEX(callService("geocodingServices"), 2). Please post that as an answer so that I may accept it. I cannot share the document as my function returning data is script driven and tied to some internal APIs.
    – Brad
    Dec 11 '14 at 17:01

As suggested in the comments, you can use the INDEX formula for that. Leaving the third parameter blank, allows for a complete row to be shown:

 INDEX(reference, [row], [column])

 INDEX(callService("geocodingServices"), 2)

I couldn't help thinking about the geocodingService you use. This is also possible from within Google Apps Script. First I had to retrieve an address from the data you provided in you question:


function getReverse(lat, lng) {
  var response = Maps.newGeocoder().reverseGeocode(lat, lng);
  var result = response.results[0];
  return result.formatted_address;

Based on this address I was able to obtain the lat. and lng.:

function getGeo(address) {
  var response = Maps.newGeocoder().geocode(address);
  var result = response.results[0];
  return [[result.geometry.location.lat, result.geometry.location.lng]];


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I've created an example file for you: geocodingService

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