I have a complex Google Sheet, and the gray bar on the top right takes a long time to complete. Is there a way to see what the sheet is calculating to pinpoint down what part of the sheet is taking up the CPU time?

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No, there is no CPU profiler provided by Sheets. The following may help locate the issue:

  1. Make a copy of the spreadsheet
  2. "Freeze" some of its calculated values (select a range, press Ctrl-C, then Ctrl-Shift-V, overwriting formulas with static values).
  3. Observe the effect on the performance of the spreadsheet.
  4. Repeat for a different group of formulas.

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