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I can not remove data validation with 2 criterias - Function onEdit(e)

I would like to run function onEdit(e) to remove Data validation with these 2 criterias as below: Remove for columns G,H,I,K if L is "no need". Remove for columns M,N,O,Q if R is "no ...
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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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Need help editing Google Scripts for multiple sheets in workbook

I am attempting to use this script to choose multiple selections in 1 cell for data validation in google sheets. I cannot get the script to work on the 200+ sheets within the workbook. Is there a way ...
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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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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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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 do I set up a cell to output the mean or median of multiple datapoint entries?

In Google Sheets, I'm taking blood pressure readings and entering them into an entry sheet. It's useful to measure the pressure a few times (perhaps three) in short succession and then record the ...
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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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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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Sheets: Condense a column with empty cells

I have a Google Sheet with multiple columns and some of the columns have empty cells at arbitrary locations. I want to 'condense' the columns, that is, simply shift upwards all cells in the column so ...
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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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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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How do I conduct conditional data validation multiple times so that each input prompts a different conditional validation outcome

I am a member of a project that does electricity monitoring, and I am trying to organize our contact sheet to indicate the status of our electricity monitoring across locations. I want to make the ...
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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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How can I use a data validation dropdown that allows users to add new numbers?

I want to place a dropdown in a cell in Google Sheets that contains a list of words for users to choose from. I also want users to be able to ignore the words in the list and instead enter any number. ...
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data validation case sensitive string in google sheets

I'm trying to formulate a data validation code in Google Sheets for a simple 6-letter string - any 3 capital letters and any 3 lowercase letters. I believe I should be using the RegexMatch function. ...
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Check button in Google Spreadsheets specific for each user [closed]

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 do I keep exact text formatting when using a data validation dropdown list in Google Sheets?

I have a column that contains a bold number and a non-bold text part. I want to use this information as a drop-down selection list, but it currently isn't letting me keep the bold formatting on only ...
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Date comparison is not working as expected

I'm working on a small project, using Google Sheets and Google Script to generate a tennis scheduling system. Basically the user enters their info on a Google Form, which is passed to Google Sheets ...
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Google Sheets Checkbox vs. Tickbox [closed]

Sometimes, I've seen Checkbox but I've also seen Tick Box. Does anyone know what's going on?
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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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Can I have a drop-down list appear in a cell only if another cell contains a specific value?

What I mean by this is that I want a cell to show a drop-down list (the only kind I know of is from Data Validation) only if another cell (NOT containing Data Validation/drop-down list) has a specific ...
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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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Create a Mailing List from Master Data with Checkbox Function in Google Sheets

I am trying to use the checkbox function of Google Sheets to filter data from one sheet to another. Basically, I would like to create a mailing list in a separate sheet. When the checkbox "Wants ...
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Google Sheets Data Validation Dropdown error: valid data is rejected as invalid

I'm trying to create a drop down list... something i've never had an issue with until GSheets modified the route in which they handle dropdown lists. Now I cannot seem to get them to work. Have tried ...
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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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RegEx on Google Forms: How to make Case Insensitive work?

I have been wondering, how to use case insensitive regular expression for a response validation in a form where there are different possible answers? I have tried: (name1|name2|name3) and it really ...
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Why do Google Sheets filter ranges sometimes auto-expand to include new data, and sometimes don't?

When I create a filter in Google sheets, I want the range to automatically expand as I add/populate new rows. Sometimes, this works fine: When I have a column using “Checkbox” data validation (...
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How can I make a data validation list with easy edition in Google Sheets?

I would like to make a structure similar with a data validation list in Google Sheet so the others users could contribute to it easily. For example, when I use the sheet I select one data validation ...
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Set cell to reject wrongly formatted data

I’ve got a “time tracker” Google Sheet where people need to enter a record of a start time and end time; we then have a formula which works out the duration between the two times. The formula is ...
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Google Sheets – Dynamic Calculation of Data Validation

My use case is to select between two times within a single day. The first cell ("from" time) has list of items data validation set up, where the options are as follows: 12:00 am,1:00 am,2:...
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Add up my week hours from selected schedules

I would like to have my day schedule to be linked to its day hours so that it produces my total week hours. For example: Schedule is selected from drop down list which is connected by data validation ...
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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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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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How to extract the decimal fraction of a number for a formula?

For a column where years and months are entered as 1.02 for one year and two months, or 3.04 meaning three years and four months, how is that converted to a date? Or just expressed so that it's base ...
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Needing to change a column to false when Data Validation is changed

I am using Google sheets and have a cell that has data validation and I am putting check boxes (I4:I) for people when items are received, they need to be changed to "False" when the Data ...
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Google Sheets data validation using hidden lookup value?

Let's say we have a Google Sheet used as a data validation "table" ******************************** ID | Name ******************************** 1 | Mike 2 | Sue 3 | Bob 4 ...
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I need to automatically change data validation rules after adding row for all rows underneath

I am completely new to scripts. I have created a complex template on Google Sheets for accounting. I am using dependent drop-down lists. As it is a template and plan is to add rows for the items in ...
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Restrict editors to only able fill today's date in data validation date - Google Sheet

I have used the data validation date > 'valid date' so that in the range of cells I want, will already show the calendar drop down. However, would like to ask for guidance on how I can restrict the ...
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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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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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Sheets - Custom Data Validation Combobox

I am having a problem with making my own custom data validation combobox, here is what I am having a problem with: Sheet (Hardware) Column A Column S: Column A = Asset Tag Column S = is Owned? Yes/No ...
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copy color theme from data validation cells

So I'm using data validations alot. for better organization I create tab called setup and I put my list of possible options there let's say I want to categorize my credit card expenses so I'll put a ...
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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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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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Problem with COUNTIF in Google Sheets Data Validation Custom Formula

I am following some tutorials and discussion on forcing uniqueness in Google Sheet Column (I need it for ID indexing). I have been using Data Validation for some time, but i have a problem with custom ...
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Disable a cell when A cell is blank

I want to create a google spreadsheet where I have 2 columns involved. In my A column, I have data and column B has a drop-down list. What I want to do is disable column B unless column A has a ...
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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 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 ...