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Questions tagged [formulas]

Formulas used in spreadsheets edited by web applications like Excel Online, Google Sheets, among others.

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Repeat formula n number of times in Google Sheets

Apologies, I'm very new to Google Sheets and spreadsheets in general. I'm trying to fill some cells with repeating data, and then analyze it. The data is pulled from another large spreadsheet and has ...
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How to get cell's parent ID?

Firstly thank you for helping me out. I'm in the construction industry and don't have any clue how to best do this - not my forte! I'm trying to bulk add a bunch of building product categories to my ...
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Fetch value of a cell based on dropdown menu items results on another sheet

I have 2 Sheets named as Sheet1 and Sheet2... Sheet1: Contains Drop down list on B4 Column. Based on the selection of an item, it pulls the result of the open price shown on D4 column. Sheet2: ...
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Adding mm:ss times when expressed as TEXT

I have a series of numbers that, for a reason out of my control I can not change, are expressed as plain text strings on google sheets. The numbers are supposed to be minute second. mm:ss. For the ...
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Merging data sets from two tables with origin reference

In a Google Sheet, I have multiple tables containing a list of dates. I want to create a single (sorted) list containing all the dates and the table they came from. Table foo: 1.1.19 3.1.19 Table ...
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How can I turn a list of comma separated values into an array?

If I have a formula: ={1,2,3,4,5} I get a 5 column set of numbers with 1 in the first, 2 in the next and so on. However, if I have a cell that contains the string 1,2,3,4,5 in cell E2 and I try ={...
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Filter and display duplicates in a table

Here's the link to my Google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SBD0_Ca0r_p3810u1ZNlbG6MXsvhFlLcwEJndVQJRP0/edit?usp=sharing The master data will show: And I would like to have a table ...
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How to make sequential list of months?

I want to fill column names with a sequential list of the last day of each month. For example, 3/31/2018, 4/30/2018, 5/31/2018, etc. Is there a formula that can do this? If cell B1 = 3/31/2018, I ...
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what is formula for blue sky day? [on hold]

tradingview (blue sky day 90% strategy indicator) this indicator formula please tell me friend and how to work this strategy are this indicator alternative.
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Importrange (or maybe another part of formula) behaves differently after a short time period

I am using this formula to look for data in column F related to data in column A between two spreadsheets. =ARRAYFORMULA(IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A2:A; {IMPORTRANGE("spreadsheetID";"sheet1!A4:A")\ IMPORTRANGE(...
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ArrayFormula stops working after shuffling rows

I have a pretty extensive sheet wherein many columns I use an array formula to automatically fill data in from various other spreadsheets. The problem I have is when I need to rearrange rows then what ...
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Comparing two cells and adding text to matching values

I have two columns, one with all items in a set and another with the items I currently have. I would like to compare those and for the matching results to have a bit of text added if they match. So ...
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Assigning rank in another sheet based on Average

I have a list of names with an average beside it for every day Monday-Friday. A subgroup of names within this list will be highlighted. I want a macro to assign ranks of the highlighted individuals ...
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Dynamic Master sheet that grabs red formatted cells from another sheet

The title may be a little too ambiguous but I'll try to give a rundown as best I can; I have a Google sheet with multiple "Sheets" or Tabs (as I'd like to call them) within it. The Main tab is blank ...
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Sum of LAST Column in Google Sheets

I'm wondering if there's a way to sum the last Column in a sheet. I add on data every month and have to re-do multiple formulas every time I do, as they're always based on the sum of the last column. ...
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Google Sheets color row if date is closest to today's date

If possible, I would like to have a color schema applied to the table. For instance, the cell that has the closest date to today will be green The cell that has the furthest date to today will be red....
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Google Sheets Conditional Formatting Formula

I am doing a formula in conditional formatting and I need it to be relative to each of the 1500 rows but it keeps retrieving an absolute value. how do I get around putting a new formatting formula for ...
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Generate Google sheet with selection from other sheet

I want to make a list of vegetarians in Document 2 from information in Document 1. Document 1 Columns A and B. Bill Meat Jane Veg Tony Meat Sarah Veg I want Document 2 to search ...
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If a cell equals to this date, then filter through another sheet and grab that cell that has the same date

When you input a date in sheet 1, I want it to automatically grab data from sheet 2 and input text that matches that date back into sheet 1
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Google Sheets Cell Reference +1

I am wanting to enter a bunch of cell references that are affected by a change in only one of them. On one sheet tab, I have a list of dates in column C, and dollar figures in both D and E. In another ...
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Having a formula output to a different cell

I have a Google Sheet in the following format: ID | VAL ------------- 1 | dataH 2 | dataW 3 | dataX 4 | dataC 5 | dataG 6 | dataL ... | ... ID and VAL are on cells A1 and B1, ...
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Show each n-th column, hide others in Google Sheets

I have several big tables, and I know that each 4th column is interesting for me, i.e B,F,J,N, etc (The total number of columns is different in different documents) Is there an easy way (some sort of ...
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How can I copy a row of data automatically to another spreadsheet when a condition is met in a drop-down menu?

Our small business uses a spreadsheet to track data from inquiries. Once booked, I need the data to automatically copy in the "Current Bookings" tab in the same sheet when "booked" is selected from a ...
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Using ARRAYFORMULA and QUERY to produce results in multiple columns

I would like to be able to group rows based on unique values and then output the AVERAGE and STDEV values of two different variables for those groups. Using the table below as an example, I would ...
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Concatenate - Show blank cell result if a cell is empty

Could someone help me? I am trying to create a social media keyphrase strategy using keywords. I would like to know if Google Sheets could return a blank cell if one of the cells in the concatenate ...
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How to convert an array of unique records into an array where records are repeated N times?

I have a Google sheet that records items and their quantities. In order to input them into our SalesForce system, I need to split each record into repeated rows, according to the quantity of the item. ...
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Google Sheets Conditional Formatting not working for all cells

This is my first question using StackExchange, so please bear with me. I am making a spreadsheet for tracking due dates for training. Sheet 1 shows due dates that people with view only capabilities ...
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Display results of success over attempts in X/Y format

I am tracking the number of successes out of the total number of attempts. So, for example, Column A would be the number of successes. Column B would be the number of fails. I would like Column C to ...
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Help using 2 parameters to output a specific category

I'm looking to be able to enter an "AGE" and a "V02" in a formula that tells me what "category" the person would be in ie; good, excellent, etc.
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Split data of a row in multiple rows

I've got some problem with data coming from a Google form. The result are: A|A|A|A|B|B|B|B|C|C|C|C| What I want to get is: A|A|A|A| B|B|B|B| C|C|C|C| Is there a way to get a similar result?
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How to get data to fill alternative cells when data is present in a zigzag pattern

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kwGbFd88cgifQRK_ZqsahQt1aDLzMTnmxHKs7mML5jA/edit?usp=sharing How to get data entered in one cell to fill another cell in a different location with same values ...
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Perform different functions depending on if a call is blank using Google Sheets

I want to determine the area of objects in each row. If values for length and width are present, I want to multiply the values to determine the area of the object. However, for circular objects, the ...
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Google Sheets: IF, AND, OR functions

I'm looking to build a formula with the following conditions: Sales >= 70% Bills >= 32% Accounts >= 43% Meeting all the above criteria would result in "Pass" appearing as the text. Built within ...
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How to do permutation of characters and print it horizontally along that row in Google Sheets?

I am stuck here in printing permutation of two or more characters horizontally along that row in which the characters are. Is it possible? Because I searched it all over and only found vertical ...
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How do I search a string, and return all values?

How do I use the script editor to search a string in one cell, and return all results from another sheet? For Example: I have my string in cell B1 - which is the item number Data to be searched in a ...
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How can I do an aggregate function with multiple columns with a Google Sheets query?

I've got two columns of 10 numbers in Google Sheets. I'd like to average the numbers in both columns using a Google Sheets query. Something like this: =query(A1:B11, "select avg(A&B)", 1) <- ...
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Google Sheets sort question

I used to know this a few years ago and for the life of me can't figure it out and can't find an answer in Google help. I know how to sort columns, but only by the default A-Z format, how can I sort ...
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Perform functions (AVERAGE, STDEV) on rows grouped by unique values in Google Sheets

I would like to be able to group rows based on unique values and then output the AVERAGE and STDEV values for those groups. Using the table below as an example, I would like to determine the AVERAGE ...
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Validate that a combination of cells are unique in a row in Google Sheets

I'm looking accomplish the following but in a Google sheet. https://superuser.com/questions/902400/validate-that-a-combination-of-cells-are-unique-in-a-row-in-excel I have a column of first names ...
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Is it possible to edit the column a Google Form response saves to?

I have a client who uses a Google Form to save data to a Google Sheet. They deleted and recreated one question, and the responses to that question are now being stored in a new column. This messes up ...
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Date highlighting of a cell, separated by weeks, given only a starting date and a cell range

I am trying to build a "life calendar" similar to this - https://labs.coruscantconsulting.co.uk/life/weeks/ - in Google Sheets. I have the manually designed sheet finished, but want to add the ...
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Full Join 2 lists with 3 key values

I'd like to fully join 2 tables on 3 key values, there doesn't need to be 0 value on blank cells if it makes it easier to understand (Some Array Formulas can be really confusing) I have income: I ...
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Multiplying several numbers within a text string, is this possible?

I have cell A1 which is a text string: 100 blue cars, 100 red cars, 100 yellow cars In cell B1 I have a number which is a multiplier say 2. Is it possible to change the numbers within cell A1 ...
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Checkbox to activate a column in QUERY

Is there a way to activate/deactivate a column in QUERY function? I have a query to query and selection of several columns Select Col1,Col31,Col32,Col33,Col25,Col26, and want to have a checkbox for ...
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How do I refer to data in a column under this month?

In the below screenshot, I'm trying to get B42 to show the value of whichever cell on row 40 is under the current month's column: As the dates are automatically generated using a transpose(...
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Google Sheets' MONTH function on an empty cell returns 12

Is this an expected behaviour that month(ref) returns 12 when the ref is an empty cell? I would have thought that this is a serious bug. Am I correct? No mention of that behaviour in the official ...
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Looking for a way to get the current date represented as a numbered month with decimals

Essentially I'm hoping to find a formula that would return the current date as a month in decimal form. So if it's October 15th, the number returned would be 10.48. September 10th would come back as 9....
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Is it possible to add an IF condition to create a comment if a condition is met? [closed]

I have a sheet connected to a form and my users sometimes add cases many times which causes duplicates, I solved this by adding conditional coloring to the duplicated sheets. Now I want to know if ...
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Change default values when Google Forms autofills a Google Sheets

There's a Google form that's linked with a Google sheet: whenever a response is posted to the forme, a new line is added to the sheet (here's a quick tutorial just in case). Is it possible to have ...
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Importing only certain rows after looking at other answered questions

=QUERY(IMPORTRANGE("URL","SHEET1!A5:P85"),"SELECT * WHERE K:K contains 'Name.s'") Error Unable to parse query string for Function QUERY parameter 2: PARSE_ERROR: Encountered " "K "" at line 1, ...