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Questions tagged [google-sheets-custom-function]

Use this tag for questions about custom functions in Google Sheets created by using Google Apps Script.

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Convert a text of a specific cell or exclude one cell from all text convertion to UPPERCASE

How to adapt this function to exclude a specific cell or how to apply just to one cell? function onEdit(e) { if (typeof e.value != 'object') { e.range.setValue(e.value.toUpperCase()); } }
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Custom SHEETNAME function not working in Arrayformula

I have been successfully deploying the sheetname function outlined in Display sheet name in Google Spreadsheets for a couple of years. It has allowed me to have several sheets collecting information ...
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IF and THEN statements on spreadsheets using color

I am creating spreadsheets with multiple tabs for children to work through. To show they have completed each tab, when they have finished the work correctly I am using the following statements: =IF(...
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Format cell, If word from list in cell

I'm trying to color tag cells according to keywords they may contain. I've searched just about everywhere, and have tried various applications of the Search and Find functions to no avail. Imagine I ...
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Reference all tabs with a specific word in COUNTIF statement

Basically, I am trying to make a master tab that adds up all of the data from all the other tabs. These tabs are weekly breakdown numbers for ad statistic numbers, so there is a new tab added every ...
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Using custom function in QUERY in Google Sheets results in “unknown function:”

I have a custom function written in Google Script for Sheets named sheetnames(). It returns the names of individual sheets inside a worksheet. When used in a regular cell-like =sheetnames(), it ...
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How to extract hovered links from a cell in Google Sheets?

I have set up this demo spreadsheet. Can someone please help me extract the URL?
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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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Copy formula every other row and every column

I have been playing with scripts to try and figure out this tedious task as there are 600ish rows in my sheet, times 4 sheets. So far I have come up with this function myFunction() { var ss =...
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ARRAYFORMULA with IF, DETECTLANGUAGE and LEN

I'm trying to make an array formula to detect the number of English characters in a range. When I use the following for individual cells: =IF(DETECTLANGUAGE(ARRAYFORMULA(A5:A))="en",LEN(ARRAYFORMULA(...
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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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Send email notification when a data in column matches a certain value

I am trying to make Google Sheets send a notification to a particular person/s when one of the fields on column Q is equal to the word "High". I want the email to be sent when it is high because it ...
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Identify max value, divide others by half, then total all

This may be too specific of a formula, but I'm hoping there is a function or script that will accomplish it. I need a Google Sheet to identify the largest number in a row and divide all of the OTHER ...
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Split multi-line (comma-separated) cell into new rows + duplicate surrounding row entries

Based on: Google sheets split multi-line cell into new rows (+ duplicate surrounding row entries) How can I rewrite this for use of a comma as separator and remove blank spaces? Input sheet: ...
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Custom Script in Pivot Table Value Formula = Error Loading Data forever

I am very new to the Google Sheets platform, but I am not new to programming, and am comfortable creating and managing javascript code, and reading API documentation. I am working on a side project, ...
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Having Google Sheets not recalculate a formula on page load

I have a Google Sheet with a list of addresses, and a column that geocodes the addresses with mapquest via Google App Script. This works great, except it "recalculates" the addresses on page load. ...
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How to reference a Google Sheet by filename?

How to reference a Google Sheet by filename? I would like to use IMPORTRANGE function, but it can only reference a file by URL not by filename. Example filename: 2018-11.xlsx 2018-12.xlsx
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How to parse custom date format in Google Sheets?

I often have sheets with dates written in different formats than the one GS recognizes as a date. What's a painless way to convert those to dates, perhaps by specifying a format string? So to clarify,...
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Automatically import a range from a different Google Sheet at HOURLY intervals

In a google sheet, I have a dynamically changing cell that updates production every few minutes. Each hour, I want to pull the new number to my alternative sheet, so that I may get the total ...
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Is there a way that I can flag in Google Sheets when multiple cells contain the same values?

I'm wondering if someone can help me in my battle with Google Sheets. I'm creating a rota and I want it to flag if all senior members of staff are either off or all on the same shift (either Early or ...
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How to Get Data from Multiple Cells and Combine into a Comment in another cell

I have a spreadsheet of orders (rows) that has room for 70 products (columns). I would like for a script to find every cell that has a value (0's are blank) and then write that value (this is the qty ...
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Count Seconds on Sheet Update

When you change any value in a cell, some functions automatically generate new update. One of these functions is NOW(). I currently have =SECOND(NOW()) in A2. I also have a checkbox made with data ...
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Multiple IF statements: IF, AND, ISDATE, THEN formula

I'm trying to get a nested formula to work, but I keep getting an error. I tried using the generic formula =IF(AND(A1="this",B1="that"),"x","") but couldn't figure out how to make sure Q6=date. I had ...
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Conditional Formatting COUNTIFS (Google Sheets)

I'd like column P to be highlighted when: A contains "x" E contains "approved" O < today (date has passed) P and Q are blank My formula doesn't work: =COUNTIFS(A6:A, "x", E6:E, "approved", ...
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Conditional Formatting IF/AND (Google Sheets)

I'm trying to highlight cells in column N when the following criteria are met: K = number (don't count text or blanks) N = blank L = date Column K is formatted as a number The formula I used: =AND(...
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How to auto date on cell update in Google Sheets

I'm using the following script in Google Sheets. It works well but I want to limit it to a specific tab rather than every tab in the book. function countBackground(color, inputRange) { var ...
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How to format the time in this Google Apps Script

I want to format a Google Sheet cell when I read it in my script but it comes out 25 minutes later. The cell's time is 20:00:00 but the output is "20:25". I am using this var formattedDate = ...
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Google Sheets onEdit automation and separating strings in a cell

I'm compiling a google sheet with a list of Form Responses after answering questions on a google form. This is what the google From Response Page would look like: I want to compile a script so that ...
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Google sheet - get crypto currency price from Cryptobridge Exchange API

How can I retrieve only the price from this API in a Google spreadsheet? This is the API ticker - https://api.crypto-bridge.org/api/v1/ticker For example, if I use this function =INDEX(IMPORTDATA(...
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Is there a way to get MD5 Checksum from the files with a custom formula?

I have a Google Sheet full of important links to images on Google Drive. Is there a way to get MD5 Checksum from the files with a custom formula? Here is my scenario: No. | PHOTO | MD5 ...
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How can I continue a series within a formula

I have a custom function I'm using in Google Sheets that follows the following command order: VAR('API-reference','API-variable','date','refresh-cell'). I am wanting to autofill the date so that I can ...
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Adding multiple rows by script

I have this simple Google Sheets script that adds a row after every already existing one. What do I have to change to for example add 12 rows? function addRows(){ var sheet = SpreadsheetApp....
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How to get new Google Form responses to take on non-form functions in Google Sheets

I developed a Google Form that copies responses to a linked output spreadsheet in Google Sheets. In addition to the columns created by the form question/responses themselves, I've added additional ...
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Google Sheets Filter Multi Column List With Another List Using A Function

I have two lists (A and B). I want to filter list "A" (a multi column list) with values in list "B" to create a Final List, list "C". List "A" has multiple records for each student ID number. List "B"...
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Steam Webapi & Hours played for a specific game - Google Sheets

So I have managed to get a list of owned games and total hours in each game with =importJson. The only issue is I only want data for one game. The json query returns all owned games. The api wiki says ...
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Google Sheets casting cell value from Object to Number

One cell in a Google Sheets document holds a value given by a SUM of cells formatted as "elapsed hours":"elapsed minutes". Attempting to make calculations in a custom script on this cell will throw ...
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How to make that a custom function update its result immediately

I'm using a custom function to read the sheet name (shown in the tab) and then return the name to the cell in the summary page. The script works, however it doesn't update when I change the name of ...
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Why am I hitting the limits of urlfetch?

In Google Sheets, I'm manually invoking the 3rd party importJSON() function for a few cells. There's absolutely no way that I can see, that I can be exceeding the 20,000 requests-per-day quota as I ...
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How to Process Rows of Google Sheet Singly?

I have a google sheet with the following headers: | name | prop_id | number | street | city | state | zip | phone | first_name | last_name | email | |--------|:--------:|--------:|-------:|-----:|...
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Detect whether a cell has strikethrough format

Is there a function that checks if the strikethrough format has been applied to the cell contents? I would like use a formula similar to (=IF(HAS_STRIKETHROUGH(C5), 1,0)
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Getting values from other sheets with a custom function

I've defined the following function, and use it in sheet1: function myfcn (sheetname,rowstart,rows,columnstart,rows){ var sheet= SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet().getSheetByName(sheetname); ...
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Test Google Spreadsheets Add-On with custom functions

I have set up a Google Apps Scripts project with the intent of creating a Google Spreadsheets add-on with custom functions. However, when I use the option "Test as add-on", I can't use the functions ...
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Is there any reliable alternative to IMPORTRANGE()?

After some time the formula breaks, and shows Error: Loading data..., and it won't work until I change anything in the parameters, e.g. Sheet1!a3:Ag to Sheet1!a3:AG, then it works for a few days, and ...
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Non-deterministic parameters to custom function

I have a problem with Google Spreadsheets: I create a custom function using the Script Editor and it only runs OK if the parameters I pass are known (constant) values. If the parameters are non-...
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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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How to pass a range into a custom function in Google Spreadsheets?

I want to create a function which takes in a range... something like: function myFunction(range) { var firstColumn = range.getColumn(); // loop over the range } A cell would reference it using: ...