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Timestamp in two columns

As a teacher, I am trying to create a Google sheet for the students to use as they sign in and out of class. I have successfully used code to auto insert a time stamp into column A if Column C is ...
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Time stamp on last row of column for changes in predetermined range

I am looking for a way to add a time stamp to the last row of a column of figures any time there is a change in the above range. I have been able to find a number of examples where you can timestamp ...
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Insert current date to cell based on content in other cell

Background: I am trying to create a sheet which tracks my costs on daily basis. Instead of entering the current date everyday, I want the sheet to store the current day based on the content I enter ...
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Auto calculate and display timestamp in a specific row and column

I have a spreadsheet with a formula that works to display the timestamp in the same row, but is there a way to set a column at the same time so I don't have multiple time stamps displaying along that ...
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Update column with last update of row in Google Sheets... except the header

I've been using this code to find the most recent update of a given row: function onEdit() { var s = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet(); var r = s.getActiveCell(); if( r.getColumn() != 5 ) { //...
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Capture Created Date from form that allows for editing

I've looked through the previous posts and can only find information where it looks like the responder assumes that the form is completed in one go, so the TimeStamp column is the obvious answer to ...
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Triggering timestamp on formula input

I'd like to have a timestamp which triggers its input depending on a cell containing a formula like =IF(ISBLANK(cell),"", time ), and not upon manual input. My script is the following and is working ...
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Google Spreadsheet Timestamp on Edit?

I got the major part of answer on this link: Google Spreadsheet Timestamp? The code on this link is below: function onEdit() { var s = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet(); if( s.getName() == "Sheet1" ...
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Creating multiple timestamps on Google Sheets to make dependent drop-down boxes work

I need timestamps on two different sheets to make two different dependent drop boxes work. I use the scripts below but can only get one sheet to work and not both sheets: Script time in function ...
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How do I put the timestamp in the "check in" or "check out" column based on the user's response in the Google form?

I created a Google form that allows users to clock in/out. The form asks two questions: their pin number and whether they want to check in or out. When the user clicks on "check in" and submits, the ...
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Add timestamp to two different columns in Google Spreadsheets

Need help in adding another function using the below script. I would like to have a timestamp "start" and "end" on two different columns, whenever the other two separate columns are edited. Based on ...
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How to show "Last edited" date and user on Google Sheets?

I've got a Google sheet that is updated quite regularly by a few people. I'd like to be able to view the doc, and at a glance—have a cell that shows a date (last modified) and another cell (user that ...
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How to stop NOW function from auto-updating?

I'm using Google Spreadsheet's NOW() function as a shortcut to insert the current timestamp now. However, the value in the cell changes whenever the spreadsheet is modified in any way, even when the ...
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Script to only show timestamp when a specific column is changed?

I want to take an existing script from a Google Spreadsheets and change it so it only updates the last column when I make a change to a specific column in the last row. I can't get it to only key off ...
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Provide a timestamp when a particular row is edited

I noticed this code from a thread I was reviewing as I needed the same functionality to provide a timestamp when a particular row is edited in a Google Spreadsheet; function onEdit() { var s = ...
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Limiting range in OnEdit timestamp script

I would like to be able to limit the range of cells being assessed by this script to the first column. Apply the timestamp to the last column and only have the script run on a specific sheet "Short ...
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Add a 'creation date' value when a new line is edited

I have a Google Spreadsheets that is used by different people to add tasks for my team. Here's an example. People can add tasks to column B and I will assign them to the right people in the team, ...
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Create new Google Spreadsheets with timestamp

I'm trying to create a new spreadsheet once we select the specific function from the custom menu item that's selected. I want the new spreadsheet to be "Sheet" and "Timestamp". I have this created ...
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How to insert the current date into a Google Spreadsheet?

I've got a spreadsheet in Google Drive and one column is meant for the date the entry is made. Is there a button to do this? I'm aware of the functions =NOW() and =TODAY() but their description says "...
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Why would this Google Spreadsheets onEdit script be so slow (2 secs to change cells, 3 secs to update)

I've put together a script for a spreadsheet based on what I have seen here and other sources that should provide a simple username and timestamp function. I have another spreadsheet that uses a very ...
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Timestamp for columns B & D? [duplicate]

Found this script on one of the questions answered in the forum but I don't know enough to make it work. I would like it to time-stamp date and time in column B when they check in and then a separate ...
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How to show the ten most recent rows from another sheet's timestamp?

In one sheet A I have an ongoing number of rows where the first column is a timestamp in ascending order (more recent entries at the bottom). I'd like to have another sheet B where only the ten most ...
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Script gives 1899 for the timestamp year. How to fix it?

The following code was almost exactly what I was looking for to timestamp the adjacent cell after being edited. However, I need to incorporate the currnet date as well as time. The code below gives a ...
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Auto date insert when opposite cell is populated

I am creating a spreadsheet which will contain records of my daily expenditure. Something like the following: A | B ---------- 0 | 50.04 0 | 20.00 0 | 19.99 0 | 2.40 What I am trying to achieve ...
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Auto-updating column in Google Spreadsheet showing last modify date

Trying to figure out a way to have column two auto-update to show a timestamp of the last update. I realize the doc shows a timestamp of the last modification, but we have a lot of clients accessing ...
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How can I automatically set "last updated" cell in row Google Docs Spreadsheets?

How can I automatically set "last updated" cell in row Google Docs Spreadsheets ? I want to create a column where the cells' value will be automatically set to when that row was last amended. Is this ...
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Google Spreadsheet Timestamp? [duplicate]

I'm looking for some help with my Daily Work Log spreadsheet. I've search and read many different version of making a "TimeStamp" in Google spreadsheet. And it seems I don't have enough experience for ...
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Parsing timestamp in Google Sheets with script

I have a spreadsheet with a form that timestamps every time the form is submitted. I'm writing a script to change the background color of the timestamped cell if it is more than seven minutes after a ...
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Add 3 hours to Date value (DD/MM/YYYY 00:00:00)

I have cells with dates in this format: DD/MM/YYYY 00:00:00 and I want to add 3 hours because I'm in a different GMT zone. Is possible to use dates in a formula? Something like: 30/12/2012 22:15:00 ...
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Is there any way to create a timestamp in a Google Spreadsheet?

I use PSPad as a text editor, which allows you to press Alt + D to insert a timestamp, e.g.: 2010-07-17 23:45:44 Is there a way to do this in a Google Spreadsheet?
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