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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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How can I COUNT rows with ARRAYFORMULA?

I have a sheet that lists incidents in an Incidents sheet: | Date | Name | Incident | |------------|-------|---------------------| | 01.01.2015 | Vidar | Car broke down | | 01....
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How to get the count of the current sheet?

I have a spreadsheet that I have spread out over many sheets. However, I could automate the filling out of some simple data by doing some simple calculations. I could program something simple like ...
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How to nest IMPORTRANGE into the Query function in New Google Sheets

We have applicants who come in and fill out a form via Google Forms. I have fields that auto-populate from the Response tab into a separate tab that is organized to fit our trackers. I am looking for ...
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ArrayFormula to compute running average for groups of rows

Is it possible to write an array formula that calculates the running average of the Amount column for each of the Name groups in the following sheet? The rows are sorted by Name. In Column C, I have ...
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Find the closest value (equal or greater) in a range in Google Spreadsheets

I have a range with a list of values (depths). I'd like to be able to select the row where the depth matches a value in a cell I provide. If no value matches, the greater value should be selected. ...
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Which formula extracts the domain name from an email address (bob@example.com -> example.com)?

Which Google Spreadsheets formula do I use to get the domain part from an email address? Example: bob@example.com → example.com
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COUNTIF in Google Sheets that checks 'if' a string is in one column before counting in another column

I'm trying to use the COUNTIF function in Google Sheets. The Goal I want the 'dashboard' sheet to display the count of items in column F submitted to the responses sheet 'if' a specific string ...
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I have a 'dashboard' sheet and a 'log' sheet. I'm trying to pull data from the 'log' sheet and perform calculations on the data before displaying it in the 'dashboard' sheet. The 'log' sheet will have ...
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I'm having problems using the SUBSTITUTE function as part of a formula. On it's own, SUBSTITUTE returns the desired output (i.e. in cell O3), but when combined in a formula, 0 is outputted (i.e. cell ...
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Let's say that I have two cells A1 (time needed) and B1 (time spent). I want that when I enter a value in B1 the value of A1 will be reduced automatically. I want that in some way I could enter in ...
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Return value in column A in preceding cells in column B using an array formula

How do you fill cells in column B (using an array formula) that are preceding the cell in column A with the value of column A only when cell in column C is not blank? In other words, after column C ...
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Conditional Cumulative Sum using Arrayformula

I saw a nice solution for the cumulative sum problem here: Cumulative Sum without Script My question is how do you make this conditional? I mean cumulatively sum only numbers that belong to a certain ...
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Counting specific words

I want to count how many times in a column certain words from a predefined set appear. In this example those specific words will be days of the week. For example: Mon =3 Tues ...
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Import current price from website to spreadsheet

As you can probably gather from the title, the goal is to plug the current price of this product into a spreadsheet. Perhaps I'm over-complicating things, but there must be an easy way to do this. ...
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I have a Google Sheet, with the first row container headers (so row references will be -1) and rows are "grouped" by every 7 rows. See below. I've manually typed the numbers into the Image # column, ...
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How to interpolate data in a range in Google Sheets

I have an array with data: X Y 3 50 5 60 9 120 11 130 18 90 20 150 The data is entirely non-linear. X is guaranteed to be sorted. Now for any given value,...
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Which formula sums all values from a column in a line that contains a specific word?

Let's use this random spreadsheet to illustrate my problem. What I want to do is a sum of all Page Views (F) that contains the Category (B) named /Online Computers. Which formula can I use to do that?...
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Error with exact date 21/02/1971 - function MINUS expects number values

I am getting this really bizarre error. In cell A1 I have 21/02/1971 (Brazilian-style date), in A2 I have =today()-A1. I receive the following error: #VALUE! Error: Function MINUS parameter 2 ...
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How to summarize many-to-one table in Google Sheets

I've got two separate sheets we'll call 'Sheet A' and 'Sheet B' with a table on each. The table on 'Sheet A' has a Many-to-one relationship to the data on the second sheet. On the second sheet, I'd ...
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How do I refer to a range in another sheet?

Sheet 1 has numeric values in the B column. I'd like to sum them into a single value within Sheet 2, preferably without having to copy them individually first. According to the docs, I can copy a ...
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How do I combine a cell value with a string in a Google Spreadsheets formula?

I have the following IF condition in some cell: =IF(A1>A2, "value is <C5>", "value is <D5>") where <C5> and <D5> should be the values of cells C5 and D5. I know it is a ...
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In the new Google Spreadsheets, I'm trying to make a simple spreadsheet which will assign points to my salesmen regarding some actions they complete. I would like to be able to add a new row below ...
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How do I multiply column values?

I simply want to multiply column h with column j, and store the result in column k in each row. What do I type in as the formula to do this?
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How do I output a string containing quotation marks?

I am not super computer literate. I am trying to use the equations to grade my Google quiz, the problem is that there is a quote in the answer. Is there a different symbol I need to use? This is what ...
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Dynamic generation of cell list / array from range value in Google Spreadsheets

I want to create an array/ a list of cells (i don't know the exactly terminology), in rows or columns form, covering the range between 2 numbers Fox example, I have 2 cells, A1 = 3; B1 = 10 I want ...
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Can I use column headers in a =QUERY?

Reading the documentation for the =QUERY function1, 2, 3, some of it seems to imply that I should be able to use column headers directly in my query. For example, the =QUERY function takes a third ...
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Add 1 if there is data in cell

I have a spreadsheet of data which lists the inspection results of schools, in which I have a column that states the result or is empty if that particular school has not yet been inspected. I want ...
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A function opposed to SUMIF?

I have a huge list of matches between clubs and I want to calculate the goals for and the goals against. I could find a way to calculate the goals for, using: =SUMIF (A35:A46, "Liverpool", B35:B46) +...
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Multiple conditions look up

I am having trouble building a spreadsheet, the problem its my data table. I want to be able to pull data from the table, something that will match data from column A, and column B (on the same row) ...
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Using “if” (or other function) to recognize a string and sum values

I started programming just a few weeks ago, got a grasp on the concepts and been evolving on it, since I have certain activities with spreadsheets, I decided to take it to the next level and got stuck ...
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Can I have formulas in a Google Form, not just the worksheet?

We use a Google Form for registration for our charity road race. I need to have two fields that contain formulas so people registering do not have to do the calculating. They can order t-shirts. ...
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Is there a function that will tell if a specific cell has a plain (manually entered) value or has a formula?
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How can I use row values to index into another sheet?

I have Google Sheets Data. alpha | 0.1 beta | 0.2 gamma | 0.3 delta | 0.4 epsilon | 0.5 and another sheet in the same file, Data Subset, that holds an arbitrary number of row indices ...
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Is there a way to do collaborative equation editing in a Google Presentation?

Since Google Docs now forbids equation in presentations (you cannot drag equation from doc anymore according to this question). Is there a way to include equations in a Google Presentation?
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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 ...