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How to paste a comma separated string over multiple cells in Google Sheets?

Say I have a string of: l,f,x,a,s,f I would want to paste this every comma-separated value over 6 adjacent cells. How would I do it?
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Cumulative Sum without Script

For this question, I've created a Google Apps Script function, that calculates the cumulative sum of a range. Martin Hawksey on Google+ made a comment about a more efficient way of calculating the ...
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How to Fill a Column with Sequential Dates in Google Sheets

In Excel, you can right-click drag a date downwards to fill a column with the next dates in the sequence. For example, if you enter 9/1/2014, select that cell, then right-click drag down over the ...
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How can I create a unique list of data across multiple rows AND columns?

Google Sheets has a UNIQUE() function which when given a column of values, will output a column of all unique values. This works well for column-specific data, however, you have multiple columns and ...
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Average of last 7 non-empty non-blank cells in Google Sheets

I have numbers in range D7:D and there are times when some cells are empty. I want the average of the last 7 numbers but to skip blanks. So if in the last 7 there's only 3 that are full, I want it to ...
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Can you do a UNION SELECT in a Google Sheet?

I've got a Google Sheet linked to a form which collects replies from three different people on the same subject using the same form and editing three times. This creates a sheet which contains three ...
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How to use AVERAGE inside ARRAYFORMULA in Google Sheets

I want to use the ARRAYFORMULA version of =AVERAGE(Linda!B3, Nandi!B3, David!B3, Remmelt!B3) I want the cell to calculate the average value of the entries in that cell from the other tabs (Linda, ...
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Count the number of words in a string in Google Sheets

I have a simple Google spreadsheet with a number of text strings. I just want the number of words contained in each cell. Is there an in-built Google spreadsheet function I may use?
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Split content of one row into multiple rows?

I have a table where each row contains data like this: Team name | First member | Second member | Third member | Team description Would it be possible to transform/break this data so that each row ...
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Google Sheets: Is there kind of map function?

I don't like expanding formulas. First, when I modify them, I have to copy them again, it is like copy&paste programming. Second, the I'd like them to match the original range, which might change. ...
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Stacking multiple query formulas throws "an Array Literal was missing values for one or more rows"

I am attempting to run multiple queries where it adds rows where if F is blank, then it skips those rows, then runs the query again and replaces row F with row G. I have a much more complicated ...
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How to SUM a row of numbers after extracting numbers with REGEX?

I have columns of data that are of the form: A1: "IDjohn / 35.00 / california" A2: "IDmike / 25.00 / oregon" A3: "IDrebecca / 40.00 / ohio" B1: "IDchang / 20.00 / washington" B2: "IDwill / 25.00 / ...
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LEFT JOIN two and more tables in Google Sheets

Say I have two tables. Table A (material requirements): product_id | material | required 1 | A | 0.5 1 | B | 0.7 2 | A | 0.2 3 | A | 0....
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Fill zeros for the dates when no data was recorded

I have a table with dates (in increasing order) and corresponding values. Some dates are missing, like 3/27 below. I'd like to insert them in Date column, and have 0 entered in the Value column for ...
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Query Multiple Ranges with Results in Row

I am trying to query five ranges with the results displayed across a single row. To do this, I was using { } with commas separating each range, but it's only giving me the first range in return. ...
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Convert Text String into Date/Time Value

I'm fetching data into a Google Sheet. The date column contains multiple cells with the following text string pattern: Mon Mar 11 19:05:32 +0000 2019 The pattern always repeat itself: [day] [month] ...
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Add missing dates to list of dates with values

Current Data: 9/20/2018 6 9/22/2018 3 9/23/2018 1 Desired Output: 9/20/2018 6 9/21/2018 9/22/2018 3 9/23/2018 1 I would like to have the missing dates added to Column A while the ...
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CountIf in upper cells with ArrayFormula

I have some values in the column A and in the column B want to calculate concatenation of the value and how many times it was used in rows above. In the usual formula, I would've written in B2 =A2 &...
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Filter() - referencing source array in criteria

The filter() function looks through a source array, and filters it according to condition =FILTER(A:A,ISNUMBER(A:A)). My source array is a rather long formula, so I end up repeating the same formula ...
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COUNTIFS with multiple OR

I have two sheets, one is a dump sheet of values like below: and the second sheet is using values from this to the total. I am trying to get the total count for the corresponding zone and test name ...
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Summing top three values in a column from a Google sheet

I have a Google Sheet with a variable number of data rows. I would like to sum the three highest values from a certain column, but they won't necessarily be in the top three cells. An empty cell ...
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How automatically to add spaces inbetween each character in a text string?

Teachers I work with, enter four scores for a student’s assessment in a single cell, like this: 2113, with no breaks or spaces. How can I separate those characters so as to be able to create a chart ...
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QUERY where column IS NOT EQUAL to ANY cell in column A of a second sheet

I want it to pull the max value from column F where the corresponding row has C matching the number 14, and A does not have any exact text matches in any cell in column A of a separate sheet. I feel ...
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Joining two rows of data with alternating delimiters

I'm working with two rows of values that are related to each other and trying to build a formula that will compile the data into one cell, with syntax that uses two delimiters. If a cell in the ...
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Auto-fill date function changes the YEAR and not the day

I'm trying to get Google Sheets to auto-fill dates in the beneath cells after I have manually filled one myself. The strange issue is that when I hold Command key and drag down, the cells auto-...
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cannot drag query across multiple rows (overwrites data)

Is it possible to click and drag queries? I describe my problem below and also have a reference sheet. cells A1:B5 Category Withdrawal CatA 4 CatB 2 CatA 6 CatB 11 cells C1:C3 Check For CatA ...
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Google Sheets QUERY won't display cell text if other cells have numbers

I'm not sure what is happening in my Google Sheet query and could really use some help. I have a quick screencast that demonstrates and explains the issue. Basically, I'm using a query to pull data ...
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Print incremental numbers in Google Sheets

Cell A1 holds a numerical value (e.g. 10), and I'd like to output the list of numbers from 1 to that number in B1: What's the formula I need for B1? It seems trivial, and I know it probably requires ...
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Google Sheets Array Generation

Is it possible to generate an array of numbers between two provided numbers eg =sequence(1,10) results in {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10} My end goals is to generate a list of days between two dates, but have ...
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Getting #DIV/0 error in Google Sheets for AVERAGE, SUM, COUNT, etc on column generated by ARRAYFORMULA

I am trying to get the average value of a column (column C "Profit Margin" in the screenshot) in Google Sheets. For some reason, I get a #DIV/0 error when trying to use any sort of range functions ...
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Google Finance Historical Data with Multiple Attributes?

=GOOGLEFINANCE("NSE:"&A2, "all",(TODAY()-($N$2)),TODAY(),"DAILY") The above code returns OHLC data for specified days with the date column. What I want are only high, low and close columns. =...
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How to SUM LARGE 5 largest elements out of 8 numbers in a row

In Excel I am able to get the output using this formula: =SUM(LARGE(C5:L5,{1,2,3,4,5})) But in Google Sheets I am unable to get the right answer. Can anyone please help? In the image below, ...
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How can I track the time it takes for someone to fill out a Google form?

I am running a study for my thesis, and would very much like to track the time it takes to complete a Google form to compare against how long it takes to fill.
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Apply a formula to each cell in column before computing a sum of the cells

How could I apply a formula to each cell in a column before computing a sum of the cells in Google spreadsheet? In other words, I have a column of cells with numbers. And what I want is to iterate ...
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COUNTIF with Multiplicities

I am currently creating a histogram on Google Sheets to count how many of x-product in our inventory we have priced at less than $10k, between $10k to $20k, $20k to $30k, etc. The problem is that ...
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How to convert strings separated by comma from base 36 to decimal

I'm getting input from a google form. An associate scans a QR code giving a string like ^12t34:1 Cell B1 = ^12t34:1 The string between the ^ and : is base36. I can use C1 =DECIMAL(SUBSTITUTE(...
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How do I automatically enter sequential numbers without using the mouse in Google Sheets?

I would like to create a series of number in Google Sheets, without dragging with the mouse. When using the Shortcut Cmd+R (Fill Right) it just copies the value of the first cell. Initial State: ...
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Unique Values From a Matrix

I have a spreadsheet that looks like this: Column A | Column B | An unimportant value 1 | Value 1, Value 2 2 | 3 | Value 3 4 | Value 3, Value 1 | Don't ...
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How to remove duplicate words in a cell only if longer than a certain number of characters?

I need to remove a duplicate text in a cell but only if it is longer than 4 characters. I have this formula that only works for any types of duplicate words: =join(" ",unique(transpose(split(A1,", ")...
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How to use custom function with arrayformula?

I'd like to use a Google Apps Script custom function in conjunction with arrayFormula so this may be applied to a range. How do I achieve this? Let's say I have wrote a function that will return ...
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Google Spreadsheet formula, MINUS?

I have a spreadsheet with 3 columns: | ITEM | COST | SUBTOTAL | Subtotal, for example, is 1000 to start, like: -------------------------- | ITEM | COST | SUBTOTAL | -------------------------- | ...
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How to check if the 1st letter in a cell is UPPERCASE

I'm trying to find out if the 1st letter in a cell is UPPERCASE. I know how to convert case using PROPER(), UPPER(), and LOWER(), but not how to detect case. The following checks every word in the ...
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Copy/multiply cell contents based on number in another cell

I have a list of items, Col. B & numbers in Col. A. I want to multiply/copy the text in cell B based on the number in their relative cell A. I.e. multiply 'B' by the number of times in 'A' Here's ...
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How do I find the max value in a column only if it contains certain texts in google sheets?

The data has numbers in text format and texts with numbers. How do I find the max of the numbers in text format without converting to numbers? How do I find the max if it contains certain texts (ie, ...
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Google Sheets - Using IMPORTRANGE with a variable number of rows

Google Sheets - Using IMPORTRANGE with a variable number of rows ...is it possible to add the required number of blank rows to avoid the IMPORTRANGE's overwrite error? Test Input: https://docs....
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Appending text to each column in Google Sheets

I have a Google Sheets that has about 200 columns. Each one is a name, and to each one, I want to append -banner.jpg. For example: abcde fghij klmno will all be updated to: abcde-banner.jpg fghij-...
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How can I repeat a value into a range using a formula?

I want to do something like this: The value can be a character or some words. If the value is number (for example = 0) then I can do: sequence(11,6,0,0) But I can't use a character or words.
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Find and extract words/names from a string beginning with specific character

I've got some rows in Google Sheets that contain strings. I want to extract certain parts from this string and enter them into another cell: specifically, I want to extract words/names that begin with ...
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How to extract multiple paths from a single string of URLs in Google Sheets?

How can I get a subrange of second to last element in a formula under Google Sheets? I'm trying to extract all occurrences of https://example.com/* in a cell which may contain multiple URLs scattered ...
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How can I use a formula to split a text into individual characters, regardless of length?

I have a list of words in Japanese. I want to write a formula that will input the word, e.g. ひらがな, and output it as an array of however many characters: ひ + ら + が + な, no matter the length of the word....

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