# Questions tagged [formulas]

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

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### Remove word values from the output of UNIQUE(SourceArray) in a Google spreadsheet

I am trying to list all the "other" options of a Google form. As such, I am using UNIQUE to list all results from a row so: =UNIQUE('Form Responses'!S2:S) I would the want to exclude the following ...
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### How do I prevent that references in my formula change when I copy the formula to a new cell?

I'm trying to use submitted Google Form data in one spreadsheet to locate and retrieve data from another spreadsheet (tab in same document). The Google Spreadsheet file is here. The =QUERY statement ...
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### Use of importdata with arrayformula

I’m using importdata to retrieve Yahoo stock information, which works fine on individual rows, but when combined with arrayformula to fill down the page when additional symbols are added does not ...
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### How to use an IF statement over several cells?

I'm making a budget for myself. Currently, my Google Spreadsheets looks something like this: ----A---- -----B---- food 50 alcohol 20 food 120 dance ...
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### How can I make a Google spreadsheet Function reference one column's value and adjust it to a different Value?

I am trying to create a spreadsheet that will calculate varying sizes. I need it to reference a key where a letter is an established size such as H=1984, S=672, etc. so as that that column can be ...
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Is it possible to sum a range of cells while ignoring rows which are not hidden?
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Example: column A1 is \$35.00. I want column B1 to be a percentage markup value dependent on the value in A1 (i.e.: 75%). So if A1 is between \$1 and \$10, B1 = 75%; if between \$11 and \$20, B1 = 60% and ...
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### Return a blank when cell reference is blank

I am using the following formula in a Google Sheets to calculate the number of days between two dates (dates are in columns G and AL): =ARRAYFORMULA(if(row(A:A)=1, "Readmission Days", (G:G)-(AL:AL))) ...
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### In a Google spreadsheet, how do I list unique items, modified by a regexp?

I have a Google spreadsheet with items and prices. Column D has the prices, column C has item names, some of which contain multiple words. When an item has multiple words, only the first one is ...
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### How to count the occurrences of 'STRING' in a row, but only if that row begins with 'IFTEXT'

I have a sheet with employee time logs, as follows: Name Day1 Day2 Subtotal of 'OFF' days this period Jess PRESENT OFF 1 Bob PRESENT PRESENT 0 Name Day3 ...
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### Using INDIRECT() in sheet reference range

I have a separate sheet with some data where a user's input will reference the row number of a sheet. I'm trying to reference that sheet by inserting the column letter and taking a number input from a ...
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### “Yes” if a value partially matches in a range of values, blank otherwise

I have a column of values (column A for this example) like such: Phytophora sojae Phytophora ramorum Cryptococcus neoformans Coccidioides posadasii And I'd like to create a new formula column (B) ...
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### Google Spreadsheets formula question: do not include cell in a formula if blank

I am a music teacher and I use the following formula to calculate my students performance grades: =100-SUM(F3-5)*-7 How can I change the formula so it only calculates a grade if there is data in ...
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### Compare each cell of two rows

I am working on a Google Doc spreadsheet using a not-so-simple formula. The formula works but is not as I want it. What I want to achieve is: "Compare each cell from T3 to AM3 to each cell from T2 ...
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### COUNTIF but when multiple conditions are met

I'm trying to create a GDocs spreadsheet to collate data from a survey. I'm fairly new to the advanced features of GDocs/Excel but here's what I'd like to achieve. I've tried Googling but it's a tough ...
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### Concatenating only filled cells

I currently have a spreadsheet to keep track of scores in a card game. There can be between two and five players. I have the following: | Players | |----------| | Dave | | Paul | | John ...
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### IF OR Statements

How do you do an IF ... OR ... THEN statement in a Google spreadsheet? In PHP I would do this: if(\$C7 == "U.S.A." || \$C7 == "Canada"){ ... How to do the same as a spreadsheet formula? At the ...
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### How do I use the INDEX or OFFSET functions in Google Spreadsheets?

I have my spreadsheet set up as follows: first 10 columns full of descriptive data followed by 24 columns of month data (2 columns per month). The last 24 columns are static and the values are ...
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### How to apply a function to all the rows preceeding the current one in an arrayformula?

So I have the following situation: In the first column I have certain values, in the second column, given a certain row, I want it to contain the result of a function applied to all the preceeding ...
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I want to write a formula where I can add values to a cell whether another cell states approves the "transaction". It will be easier to explain with an example. Consider a spreadsheet containing the ...
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### How can I have column E copy its data into the right column based on the initials in column M?

I have a spreadsheet that will auto time stamp column N when my technicians enter their initials into column M. The second thing I would like the spreadsheet to do is, when I enter the hours (example: ...
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### Referencing a cell range relative to the bottom of a sheet

I am developing a "Daily Personal Inventory" spreadsheet based off a related Lifehacker article. I've successfully made a few modifications based on my own circumstances/goals, but there is one ...
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I want to use the JOIN formula in Google Spreadsheets to transform all values in one column into a list, with , around each value. Has anyone used this formula before? The only information I can ...
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### Is there a way to generate number of days in a month?

The title kind of says it all but just to give you the use case, I have a spreadsheet where I track monthly advertisement revenue and want to end up with a daily revenue column. Here's a simplified ...
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### How to put the name of a cell into another cell?

In Google Sheets, is there a simpler way to put the name of a cell reference into another cell than this? =concatenate(char(code("A")+COLUMN(D3)-1),row(D3))
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### How to query for count of dates in Google Docs?

I have a Google Spreadsheet of line items. One of the columns is a Date field. How can I query (or use a formula) to, for example, get the count of records where the Date field is within February of ...
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This is my scenario Users are entering data into rows with several columns Last column is calculated on values of few previous columns (so it's row number independent). While entering new and ...
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### Sum of the values of the 10 cells above me?

I'd like a formula for Google Sheets that will return the sum of the values of the ten cells above the current cell. That is, if I'm on C31, I want the equivalent of =SUM(C20:C30). However, I want ...
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### Adding one column to a string to dynamically create a URL in the next column

I have a spreadsheet of product ID codes that I'd like to turn into links, and from everything I've read, the concat or concatenate functions in Google Sheets should work for that, but so far ...
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### Copy data down into next set of blank cells, if any, for whole column?

I have some text that I've taken in from a pdf, however the columns are not lined up the way I need them to be: I want to duplicate the column A and D values down into any empty spaces/rows. So in ...
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### Circular dependency detected even while using IFERROR

I have the following function in the cell B2: ARRAYFORMULA(SUM(IFERROR(Purchases!B3:B, 0))) And the following function in cell C2: ARRAYFORMULA(SUM(IFERROR(Purchases!C3:C, 0))) Basically, the ...
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### Conditionally formatting a cell based on another cell's value in Google Spreadsheet

I did some searching on this and came across this post. However, this solution uses an onEdit() trigger. I would like to see a solution that uses a formula approach, so in the OP's example from that ...
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### Is there a way to search and replace a regular expression in Google Docs spreadsheets?

The problem is that I entered a lot of formulas like =round(x+y) into a Google Docs spreadsheet. Now I need them exported to MS Excel and the latter only accepts =round(x+y,0) as a valid format. ...
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As a programmer, I find myself somewhat frustrated when trying to use Google Spreadsheets, because there seems to be no definitive description of the syntax that I can use for formulae. For instance, ...
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### What formula would I use to calculate monthly cost?

I'm trying to make a Google Sheets that will list my total expenditures in the form of recurring fees/subscriptions. I've successfully enabled the basic 'SUM=(C2:C24)', but I would like to add a ...
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### How do I reference existing formulas from custom formulas in Google Spreadsheet Scripts?

I want something essentially like this: function contains(arg1, arg2) { return NOT(ISERROR(search(arg1, arg2))); } But NOT and ISERROR are undefined even though using =ISERROR(...) works in the ...
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### Validation based on multiple sheets

I have two sheets that each contain a column of data that I would like combined and used as a validation list for a column in another sheet. What would the formula look like for this?