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Checkbox that can display a checkmark or an X

Trying to make a checkbox that with one click it displays a check and with two clicks it will display an "x". is this possible? I've been looking for a way but the only thing I can find is a drop-...
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Google Sheets Checkbox vs. Tickbox

Sometimes, I've seen Checkbox but I've also seen Tick Box. Does anyone know what's going on?
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Dynamic Data Validation in Google Sheets

I want to restrict a value in a cell based on another cell in the same row. The value in A must not exceed what is in B. If the value in B is zero, any figure is allowed in A A | B --- 4 | 9 – ...
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None of the above checkbox in Google Forms

I would like to create a multiple choice checkbox question in Google Forms with a 'None of the above' option and validate that if that option is selected, none of the other options are selected. For ...
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Importing data found to be true from one Google sheet to another

I am trying to find a way to import data (text) from one sheet to another, via the same book. I assume it's going to need an IF or IFS formula because I only want data is that found to be "TRUE" (via ...
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How do you get current date to be added to a cell when a check box is checked in another cell

I want to get the current date added into a cell when a tick box is checked in another cell. I currently have another formula in the date cell which changes its colour when the tick box is checked, ...
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Change a cell to a colour when a tick box is checked in another cell

I have a cell with a checkbox. I want another cell which contains a date to go green when the tick box is checked. I presume this is done in conditional formatting but I am struggling with it.
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Insert value after analysing 2 cells

I have a sheet that will a tick box in column J. When another tick box is ticked in column E I would like the sheet to check if column J has a tick in it and if so insert the value of 1.5 into column ...
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Inserting date automatically when a tick box is ticked

I have a simple sheet that has two columns with tick boxes in them (columns 5 and 8) The goal is when the box is ticked the date and time are inserted in the column next to it. I have got it working ...
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Sorting column A with drop-down and column B with checkbox

I have a spreadsheet that I use to run a foosball tournament, and in column A I have a dropdown data validation that will let me select a players name. In Column B I have a checkbox that I check once ...
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How to keep a checkbox value to reuse it later in Google Sheets

I'm working on a Google sheet actually (only for fun) and I'm actually stuck on something, as I said in the title, I want to keep a checkbox value in Google sheet. I will explain my problem. I'm ...
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Data validation if no then disable cell else drop-down lists

I'm trying to do a drop-down list IF another cell doesn't equal "no" So I have two columns: one with a drop-down list containing "yes" and "no" and in the other column I want to do a drop-down list ...
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How to turn checkbox with IF formula?

I have a cell with an "end date" and I have a checkbox under an "Inactive" labelled column. I would like that checkbox to turn on when today's date is after the end date. I can't seem to add a ...
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Copy data validation “list of items” from one sheet to another?

On one sheet I have a column that uses "list of items" data validation which allows for a drop-down menu to extend and a multiple of options to be selected. Is there a way to automatically populate ...
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How to apply conditional data validation when a cell with a defined value is changed?

I have a spreadsheet that's basically a grid checklist, let's say 10 columns and 20 rows. There are multiple cells that have N/A as the value, and I'm worried going through the checklist that one ...
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Using checkbox to copy data form worksheet A to worksheet B

I am trying to use the new Checkbox function in Google Sheets. I can't figure out how If I click the checkbox in A9 on Worksheet 2 I want the Text in A10 and the $ amount in A11 to be copied to cells ...
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Conditional Google Sheet Checkbox

I am creating a spreadsheet which can track all of the replacement items I am sending out for my business, however, I also want to be able to track my refunds on the same spreadsheet. I have got it so ...
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Conditional Format Copying in Google Sheets

I am looking to copy over a conditional format that changes the colour of an array of cells when checking a checkbox. This works perfectly fine on the first checkbox. However, when I try to replace ...
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Data Validation for Sheet1 from Sheet2 list

I'm trying to figure out how to validate data entries in one column on sheet 1 from a database I created in sheet 2. In column A sheet 1 the user is allowed to type in a string, upon completion it ...
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Populating alternatives in question 2 based on answers in question 1

I have ten people who sell something to companies, and I want to track what they do IN GOOGLE FORMS. Every agent has his own 10 companies that he contacts. So, in Question 1, I will have a drop-down ...
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Flag rows that are duplicates in two columns

My question is similar to this one, but adds a little more complexity. How can I flag duplicate entries in a Google Sheets column unless the duplicates have different values in another column? For ...
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If checked, add row to data chart?

Basically, I have been working on some automated solutions to show the date and data for the most recent 4 weeks on this data sheet. There are still some bugs to work out, but the last thing I need to ...
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Restrict entry to a group of cells based on the value in another cell

I am creating a work schedule where the staff enters their own schedules. I only want a certain number of staff each shift. I already use COUNTIF to show the number of staff signed up for each shift. ...
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How to combine FILTER with TRANSPOSE in data validation custom formula

Cells A2, C2, and E2 contain the data I want to make my custom list for data validation. Cells B2 and D2 have data I don't want in the list (just text - "vs" - in them). So, I'm trying to use the ...
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Max number in a column

I haven't been able to find an answer to this because I don't know how to word the search terms. How do I prevent a cell from going above the number 300,000? It is simply the sum of one column ...
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Can I hide the dropdown arrows from Data Validation in Google Sheets?

I use Data Validation with List from a range set up on all my rows in a column to be able to choose a "Category" The arrows however, are annoying to see - especially on cells I haven't yet filled. ...
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If I set the school to “School A” then only School A's classes should be visible

I have created a progress tracker for the Academy Trust I work in. The trust at the moment consist of 4 schools. Students move between the schools as the progress and between classes during the year ...
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Data Validation Custom Formula

I'm trying to create a drop-down menu that is dependent on a previous cell in a row. The data coming in from a DB is M or F. Male or female. Then from what is displayed there I want the next column ...
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Is it possible to create a Named Range that is the union of two other Named Ranges?

Say I have two named ranges, team_a_coaches team_a_players Is it possible to have another named range, team_a and define it as the union of the first two named ranges? The goal would be that if I ...
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How do you link the value of a checkbox to another checkbox

I am using the checkbox feature in Google Sheets and I have another checkbox that I would like to be ticked when the original one is ticked. I tried using the formula where the original checkbox is ...
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Data Validation with an IF formula

I've got a list of items that I want to include in a Drop Down. Using data validation, all I need to do is add the range and this works. However, the list has various types of data and I want to ...
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Google Sheets data validation dropdown will not show if cell contains formula

I have a data validation dropdown with a list of possible values, and if the cell is empty or has a value, the dropdown list will show correctly. But if the cell contains a formula, the dropdown ...
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Disable a cell when A cell is blank

I want to create a google spreadsheet where I have 2 columns involve. The scenario is: in my A column, I can input and column B has a drop down. What I want to do is disable column B unless column A ...
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Check button in Google Spreadsheets specific for each user

I have a Google Spreadsheet with different tasks. I want to implement a check button in the following way: My intention is that the users can't edit the spreadsheet but they have to be able to use ...
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How to validate a date in Google Forms?

Google Forms include the possibility to perform some sort of validation on user input for checkboxes and text; the functionality is available very easily both via the UI and the API. Unfortunately, it ...
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Any way to separately Validate and create a Dropdowns in Google Sheets?

Sample Scenario: Sheet 1 has a 3 Dropdowns from sheet 2 Sheet 2 has two lists, {"A";"B"}, and a second dynamic list that copies the first IF the value doesn't already appear on sheet 1 The behaviour ...
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Google sheet data validation, text only

I want to make a column (lets say column A) that you can only enter text into it, and reject all numbers. I have tried "custom" and "=istext()" for the formula... other options don't seem to work ...
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Google Sheets Dropdown using Multiple Sets of Data

On a Google Sheet, I want to have a dropdown list of options to choose from. However, these options are split into different sections and so I would need to select multiple sets of data. I can get the ...
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Copy data validation rules with relative references using a script

I'm looking for a way to copy my data validation the following way. If validation for Main sheet A1 is: Cell Range: MainSheet!J1 List from range: ListValues!1:1 I need validation for main sheet A2 ...
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Grab data values from Row with max value

First step I do is find the column row with the max value through =MAX(A1:a10). Let's say it's A7 that has the max value. Once I have that value, I would like some data from the rest of row 7 to be ...
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Duplicate sheet references original sheet's range for validation

When you set up an in-cell drop down list using Data Validation that references an existing range of cells within your spreadsheet as the criteria, by clicking Data > Validation and choosing List from ...
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In Google Sheets, I'm trying to create a drop down that reads from 2 columns but returns from 1 column [duplicate]

Basically, I have store number and Store name. I want to be able to start typing a name and select the name, but only show the store number. If that is not possible, then I thought I can combine ...
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Data Validation rule to enforce first day of a month

I have a Google Sheet in which users key in records for a specific month. A report on another tab looks up the month and consolidates it. I'm trying to enforce using the first day of the month to ...
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Google Forms Answer Validation Based On Another Previous Given Answer

I am working on a form in Google Forms. At some point during my form, I need to validate an answer based in a previous answer. To make it more clear, I give you an example: How many hours do you ...
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Validate with “List from a range” only if another cell is not empty on Google Sheets

I would like to use validation "List from a range" in all the cells of column B only if in the correspondent cell in column A there is data in it. Is there a way to do it?
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Can I limit a text field in Cognito Forms to NOT allow alpha characters?

I have a question on a form that the only answer would be a single number, or a list of numbers. "1" or "1,3,4,17,26", etc. Is it possible to not allow alpha characters in the field. I'm trying to ...
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Google Sheets - How to format numerical contents of data validation list?

I'm using Data Validation to give the user a list of valid prices they can select from. These are on their sheet in "financial" format such as 2.00 2.50 3.00 etc. But in the actual dropdown menu, ...
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Dropdown list based on the result of another cell's dropdown

I want to populate a dropdown list based on a selection of another cell's dropdown list. Here is my spreadsheet. E.g., if the user does not make a choice from D20 dropdown menu, therefore F20 ...
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Is there a way to dynamically populate a dropdown depending on the value of other cells?

Is there a way to populate a dropdown list differently depending on the values of another cell? For example, the dropdown in A2 contains Movies and Sports. I want the dropdown in A3 to have Horror and ...
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How to set Custom data validation in Google Sheets (A really simple step-by-step guide needed)

I'm trying to figure out how to create custom data validation in Google Sheets what are the steps I need to follow to achieve this? For example if I wanted the following validation: // Set the data ...