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How can I make some data on a Google Sheets auto-sorting?

Let's say I want Google Sheets to automagically sort some data, for example column C. How do I do that? I know that I can manually sort data by right-clicking and selecting Sort data, but this is ...
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Transpose Ranges repeated by row

I would like to convert several range of columns into rows, and keeping the association to the original col/row source Sample source sheet --------------------------------------------------- | Data ...
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Unable to parse query string for function Query, when using IMPORTRANGE

This is the problem I'm seeing: Error - Unable to parse query string for function QUERY parameter 2: NO_COLUMND The formula is of the form: =query(importange("...", "Sheet!A:V"), "select D where ...
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Dynamic date range query

I'm trying to create two cells that will update my query: A >= date"A1" and A <= date "B1". My goal is to create a search page for the data, where the end user could insert a date or the =today() ...
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multiple IF statements with between number ranges alternative

How to efectively deal with multiple IF-statements and with multiple "between number" ranges in Google Sheets' spreadsheet (e.g. C column based on B column) with a rule set as follows: 01-10 11-20 ...
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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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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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How to sort a Google Sheets Query by a custom ordering

I have a table of choir members with a “name” and a “voice type” column. How can I write a query that orders them by decreasing pitch level of the voice type (i.e. soprano > contralto > tenor > bass)? ...
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Google Sheets Split row in multiple rows

I'm doing a spreadsheet for an event and I need to split a row into multiple rows. It's getting data from a form. I need a script that can arrange the data like in the blue rectangle.
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How to group data in a Google Spreadsheet?

I have the following table in a Google Spreadsheet: Name | Value A | 10 B | 100 A | 20 B | 200 C | 1000 How can I create another table based on a query: select name, sum(value), ...
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Google Sheets formula for "if contains"

I'm trying to figure out how to identify IF a list of items in one cell containing a value or string. EXAMPLE Cell A1 contains sites, sheets, docs, slides. I want cell B1 to display a 1 'if' cell A1 ...
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Google Sheets Query Get Row When Any of These Cells are Not Empty

So like my title states I would like to select via a query only the rows where certain cells are not blank/empty. I have 4 pools that I have a form for collecting their chemistry. In separate sheets ...
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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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Using Query with column headers instead of column letters

I have a formula that I use to dynamically get the column letter for a 1-Dimensional array that are the column headers of a sheet. In order to use QUERY() with column names instead of letters. ...
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Query syntax using cell reference

I'm having trouble figuring out a fairly simple QUERY statement in Google Spreadsheets. I'm trying to use a cell reference instead of static values and I'm running into trouble. I keep getting Error: ...
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QUERY error for BY column

I'm using the following query to pull data from one sheet into another. =query(data!B2:CL,"select B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, BB, BZ, CA, BA where J = 'Industry Certification'",false) The above query ...
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FILTER(condition OR condition) syntax?

I am using FILTER() to display a value from Sheet 2 where the Name columns match. My problem is where I want: =FILTER(Sheet2!A:F, Sheet2!A:A="Combat Medic" OR Sheet2!A:A="Universal") as OR results ...
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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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How to make a query with Google Spreadsheet, that checks for a date

I have a range that goes from B4:H124. All the cells in column B are dates. I would like to retrieve the data from a row (B:H), where the DATE equals to the content of a specific cell, lets say Q4. ...
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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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Help with a "=QUERY(IMPORTRANGE(..." formula in Google Sheets

Having trouble with a =QUERY(IMPORTRANGE(... formula in grabbing a value from a single cell in another sheet, but only in the row where a particular text value exists in another column in that row. I ...
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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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How to Create a Google Sheets Script for Reporting 26-Week New Highs using GOOGLEFINANCE Function?

I'm looking to use GoogleSheets to display ticker symbols and prices in real-time of stocks that have created new 26-week highs, i.e. today's highest trading price is greater than any trading price ...
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Adding missing dates to Google Sheets

I'm pulling data from HubSpot to Google Sheets via 3rd party connector. I have a raw data set on Sheet 1 and then I'm pulling certain data from Sheet 1 to other Sheets with QUERY function. For ...
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Query is returning a single concatenated string of values THEN the rows it found

I'm getting some really weird results from my QUERY() Here is an image with an example: I'm querying for the name where No Show = "No Show". It find the correct name Name 5 but also returns a ...
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Is there a workaround to enable two differing data types to be pulled in a Google Sheets query?

I understand that the results of a query will be of whatever data type majorly dominates a column of data, and the rest will be set to null and appear blank. Is there any sort of workaround for this, ...
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List all records with certain criteria

Help. I just cannot get this going even after 2 hours of searching Google. I have a Google Spreadsheet that has a "List" sheet and an "Outstanding" sheet. I want to see what's outstanding from a ...
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Using SUMPRODUCT with ARRAYFORMULA

I have the following random data in sheet one A orange D yellow C yellow B orange B orange C blue A yellow D blue C orange C blue In sheet two I use the following query function: A1=...
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Sum all values with same month and category

So I have this table where I'm writing down my daily expenses. On one cell I choose the date, the next cell I choose the category and in the third, I insert the amount of money spent. On another sheet ...
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How to combine two QUERY results into one column

I have the following QUERY =query(XX!A2:A;" select A where A>'50' ") and =query(YY!A2:A;" select A where A>'50' ") how do I combine these two data sources so I don't have to have two ...
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Defining a custom order in a Google Sheet query?

I'm using a Query in Google Sheets to pull data from another sheet. That query looks something like this: =QUERY('Raw Data'!A2:AB,"SELECT E, A, C, D, Y, R, S WHERE S = 'New York'",1 ) What I'd like ...
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Google Sheets Query - Group by more than one column without a pivot table

I have a timesheet dataset containing 4 columns: Column 1 - A workers name Column 2 - The date they worked Column 3 - The project they worked on Column 4 - The hours they worked on that date, on ...
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Pretty print google sheet formula?

Finding answers on Web Apps SE or Reddit is wonderful, but if you don't understand them you can't modify them. I recently came across the following as part of an answer: ={"Corrected List 2";...
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How can you add a conditional statement to a =QUERY function

How can I add a conditional statement (similar to an if elseif in .php) to the query listed below so that is will return columns D and E from Sheet2 if column C in the responses sheet == 1st or ...
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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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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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Remove header and blank row from the results of a SUM, GROUP BY query

I have a two column table where one column is some sort of key where duplicates are allowed and the other column includes amounts. I then have the following formula somewhere else on the sheet: =...
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Is it possible to use named ranges in Google spreadsheet queries so that the columns references are kept up to date?

Using Google Spreadsheets, you can write queries. However, if you have column letters in quotes, then they aren't updated as column order changes. Is there a way to write these queries so they don't ...
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Query multiple data input ranges into 1 column output

Not 100% sure how to explain this, feel free to edit this with more intelligent language. I need to pull data from 2 tables in 1 sheet. Meaning, I need multiple query functions. Those query ...
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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. The ...
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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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Get rid of row in result of Google Spreadsheets query

I use the following formula in my Google Spreadsheet: QUERY(Inkomster!A2:G;"SELECT SUM(C) WHERE G="&B3&" AND F='"&A3&"'") This returns the following (On two different rows that ...
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Google Sheets Query group by multiple

My sheet is here, and we are looking on the sheet called "Paste". I would like a query that finds and sums the total dollar amounts when the same customer receives the same service code more than ...
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Query or filter the data where the start time is past 3:00 pm

I've started using Google Sheets for our logbook and it's been a great help. I have data with a time component in it (start and end time) and I'd like to query or filter the data where the start time ...
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Data Validation with an IF formula

I've got a list of items that I want to include in a Drop Down. Using data validation, all I need to do is add the range and this works. However, the list has various types of data and I want to ...
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query all dates within the date range

I have a Google Spreadsheet that I'm querying and the date is set as dd/mm/yyyy. How can I query between the start and finish (ref cells) of each month, so the query only returns dates between the ...
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Query or Filter formula to 'search for' and 'return' multiple words

I am a basic user of Google Sheets and need help creating a new formula. I am trying to filter a worksheet so that it returns particular information into another sheet. The filter I have created is ...
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Find the last instance of multiple values

I really need some help with this. I need to search for the value of A2: B2 in another tab in google sheets and it needs to return the row number of last occurrence/entry of the values in A2: B2 in ...
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Numeric before query but query results are not a numbers

I have a column of values, let's say column A, that if I do =isnumber on any of the column data it returns TRUE. Now after I =query and select A, the query gives me the right values, but the type ...
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Querying for the last results with group by

I've got the following data sheet: date(A) source(B) cost(C) totals(D) val(E) 9-8-2019 Magic 0.00 0 0.00 9-8-2019 Stick 54.72 6820 ...
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