Questions tagged [google-sheets]

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How can I calculate how often one string appears in a column compared to another string?

I have a column in my Google Spreadsheet which contains either OK or NOK (acceptance testing). How can I calculate the percentage for how often OK appears compared to NOK.
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Is it possible to link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a Google text document? (not spreadsheets)

I learned here on Web Applications how to link a cell in Google Spreadsheet to a cell in another Google Spreadsheet: How do I link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a cell in another document? Is ...
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How do I format a cell to be in alternative currency without decimals in Google Spreadsheets

I am really scratching my head, but it seems like this is not possible in Google Spreadsheets. I want to format a number cell in kroner without any decimals. All I get is "kr 38,434.00" I want this ...
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Duplicating a set of columns with various widths within the same spreadsheet

I'm trying to duplicate a set of 5 columns multiple times on the same sheet. For example, column A is wide, columns B & E are medium width and Columns C & D are narrow. I want to duplicate ...
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Adding one column to a string to dynamically create a URL in the next column

I have a spreadsheet of product ID codes that I'd like to turn into links, and from everything I've read, the concat or concatenate functions in Google Sheets should work for that, but so far ...
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Hyperlinks in Google Sheets

In Google Sheets, it is possible to add a hyperlink to a cell as: =hyperlink("www.google.com";"search the web") This will show the text search the web which will hyperlink to Google. Can this rule ...
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Fill value in multiple cells in Google Sheets

In MS Excel, after selecting a range of cells it is possible to enter a value and press CTRL+ENTER to have that value set in all selected cells. Is there a keystroke in Google Spreadsheets that would ...
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How can I refer to two different columns in a COUNTIF function?

I'll try my best to explain. Say I've got a sheet that looks like this (in this contrived example, let's say I'm sending marketing emails to various people, I know their ages and zip codes, and I want ...
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Text to columns conversion in Google Spreadsheets

How do you do a text-to-columns conversion in Google Spreadsheets? For example, I have the following data string in one cell: 5,233,6,2,6,7,2,2,6,6 I want to break it apart by the comma separator ...
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How do I calculate a time delta in my Google Spreadsheets?

I've got a Google Spreadsheet that looks roughly like this: Date | Start time | End time | Minutes ------------+-------------+-------------+----------- 1/11/2012 | 11:39 | 12:41 ...
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How to prevent cut and paste data changing references in formulas?

Google Sheets has a feature where if you have a reference to a data cell in a formula, and you cut the data from that cell and paste it in a new location, the reference in the formula is updated to ...
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How can I convert a table in a Google Docs document to a spreadsheet?

I've tried selecting the table in the document, copying it, and pasting into a new spreadsheet, but this results in a one-column spreadsheet with all of the columns flattened into one. I don't see a ...
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What is the equivalent key in Google Spreadsheet to Excel's F2 for editing a cell?

In Excel When you want to edit the highlighted cell, and you don't want to move back to the previous cell when pressing the <- key, you press F2. Pressing F2 ensures that when you're editing the ...
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Can I precisely position charts in Google Sheets?

I am using Google Sheets to create a "Monthly Report" spreadsheet for a product, and am attempting to make an attractive, compelling experience for the consumers of the report. In this spreadsheet, I ...
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How to have auto updated current time cell in GoogleDocs / Excel

I am trying to create a spreadsheet that will allow me to track my clients' timezones. I am using the useless NOW() function to calc current time, and then factor in the time zone value (+/- a #) as ...
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Copy data down into next set of blank cells, if any, for whole column?

I have some text that I've taken in from a pdf, however the columns are not lined up the way I need them to be: I want to duplicate the column A and D values down into any empty spaces/rows. So in ...
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Circular dependency detected even while using IFERROR

I have the following function in the cell B2: ARRAYFORMULA(SUM(IFERROR(Purchases!B3:B, 0))) And the following function in cell C2: ARRAYFORMULA(SUM(IFERROR(Purchases!C3:C, 0))) Basically, the ...
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Apply Formula to Newly Inserted Row

I have a spreadsheet that keeps a running balance of a credit card with the newest transactions at the top (just like credit card web sites). An example of the formula for each cell in the Balance ...
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How can I create a fixed column header in Google Spreadsheet like the first sheet?

How can I create a fixed column header in Google Spreadsheet like the first sheet?
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Getting a new “publish to web” URL for a published Google doc

When I publish a Google spreadsheet to the web, it generates a URL that I can share with others. I know I can stop publishing. When I re-publish, the URL is the same. I no longer want ALL viewers who ...
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Update a cell based on two matching fields in separate tabs within a range

I'm trying to update a cell in Google Spreadsheets where its value comes from another sheet and based on the date range entered with it. Here is what the two worksheets look like in the file. ...
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Missing sort in Google Spreadsheets menus

I have a Google spreadsheet that has the A column as an ID field (incrementing numbers 1...1000; no formula, just numbers). That column is frozen as is the first row of headers. I sorted by column B ...
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Can you specify qualifier and delimiter characters when exporting from Google Spreadsheet?

Can you specify qualifier and delimiter characters when exporting from Google Docs? Right now, when I go to a spreadsheet and do File » Download As, it downloads something that is comma delimited and ...
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Using data from another sheet in Google Spreadsheet

I'm trying to write a SUM function in sheet B, summing all the data from sheet A in specific rows. I can't find a good explanation of how to do this.
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Forcing uniqueness in a Google Spreadsheets column

I have created a Google spreadsheet (acting as a database) that has numerous columns, name being one of them, and I wanted to make sure the name field is always unique and no row can be created if the ...
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Including option descriptions for a Google Docs Spreadsheet form

Usually, the options for a form are pretty self-intuitive, but sometimes, you need to explain each of the individual options. In close proximity to the actual question. However, the options for a ...
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How to freeze a row height or prevent line breaks in Google Spreadsheets?

My question is very similar to a previous question here, but I don't want the scroll bars. When I paste a link in a cell it usually breaks the cell in multiple lines, increasing the row height. Even ...
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How do we set up notifications for documents shared to us in Google Sheets?

My friend has shared a file with me on Google Drive and I would like to be notified whenever changes are made to the file (pretty reasonable request I'd say): You can set notifications to find out ...
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Sum data based on cell color in Google Spreadsheets

I have seen this question and altough I face the same problem, the answer to that question is not helpful to my case. I have large spreadsheets which are changed frequently. So, according to the ...
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Multi user filter issue in Google Spreadsheets

When two or more users view the same Google Spreadsheet and one of them filters the data by a column, that filter is immediately applied to all other users as well. Is there a way to avoid this and ...
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Disable Default Word Wrap in Google Spreadsheets

Does anyone know how to make it so that Word Wrap is OFF by default in Google Spreadsheets?
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Chart of averages on Google Sheets

I have day by day data. I would like to display a line chart with this daily data as well as weekly average bar chart. How can I display daily as well as weekly trend chart by only having daily data ...
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Can I auto archive my Google Spreadsheet?

We are using Google Spreadsheets for call logs, which is shared with more than 20 users and we all add entries simultaneously. I would like to know if there is any feature to automatically archive ...
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Offline capability in web app with sync when online

I need to give a survey to people on a tablet device. The survey runs on a browser which might often disconnect from the internet, hence I need to have the device sync whenever its in the wifi ...
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Is it possible to add a checkbox/button equivalent?

What I'm looking for is a one click enable/disable or toggle in some form. The closest I've come is manually editing a cell to enter a 0 or 1, but I'm hoping there's a nicer pattern. I know there's ...
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Sum of all cells in Google Spreadsheet where matching row fits a value

I want to return the sum of all cells in ColumnA only if the value of a cell on the same row is equal to a specific value. For example, sum C4 if D4 = "Bob". Assuming there are six rows whereby "Bob"...
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How can I stop Google Sheets formatting a Forms response as a date?

I have a Google Forms with a question that contains a drop-down box with the following values: - Fewer than 10 - 11-25 - 26-50 - More than 50 If the user selects 11-25, Google Sheets renders the ...
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Create a 7 Day Running Total and Running Average

I have a Google Spreadsheet tracking figures day by day. I want to add a column with a 7 day running total (sum of last 6 rows plus current row) and a column with a 7 day running average (average of ...
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How do I add a link in a Google Sheets to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Docs?

How do I add a link in a Google Sheets to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Docs?
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Is there a way to add a row to a Google Spreadsheet via a script?

I'd like to be able to call a script, which will add a row to a Google Spreadsheet, and manage stuff like user login. For example, gdocs_addrow --id <doc-id> name="John Doe" age="31" I know ...
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How to alter text orientation to vertical in Google Sheets?

Using MS Excel I can go to Format of the cell and choose the text orientation from horizontal to vertical fairly easily. How do I alter text orientation to vertical in Google Sheets?
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Problem using the TRANSPOSE() function

I need some help with a Google Sheets. Let's say I've got a column and in the column I have three rows containing the values A, B, and C: Column: A B C I need to transpose the column so that it ...
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How do I link text to a URL in a Google Docs spreadsheet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a hyperlink to a cell in Google Spreadsheets? When I paste a URL into a cell in a Google Docs spreadsheet, it turns into a nice blue, underlined hyperlink. It ...
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How to calculate and chart cumulative flex time?

Being a (productive) geek, I want to keep track of the trend of my flextime. I keep a personal document of my hours worked in Google Sheets, having one column for hours worked every day. By ...
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Retrieve a cell having a column and a row header in Google Spreadsheets

I have a spreadsheet in Google Docs like this: Johan Mark Gil Pablo Course 1 45 50 80 50 Course 2 250 300 50 270 Course 3 19 50 ...
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Adding a datepicker in Google Spreadsheet

Is it possible to insert a datepicker in every cell of a column in Google Spreadsheet so that anyone can click (with a single click) on that cell and get a datepicker calendar to select a date?
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Create a formula based on the number of columns in Google Spreadsheets

I have two rows of data Row B = price of product Row C = quantity of producst I need to get the summary price: (B1xC1)+(B2xC2)+(B3xC3)+..+(Bn+Cn) I don't know n (quantity of columns) because n is ...
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URL syntax and display options?

I recently came across a Google Sheets that had a slightly different syntax in the URL. I found these tags after the Spreadsheet Key: &single=true&gid=0&range=B5%3AB5&output=html I ...
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How do I populate a cell in Worksheet A with aggregate data from Worksheet B?

I'm working on a spreadsheet that allows some basic collaborative hour tracking. Worksheet A contains an entity called Blocks where each block has a BlockID. Worksheet B contains line items. Each ...
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Conditionally formatting a cell based on another cell's value in Google Spreadsheet

I did some searching on this and came across this post. However, this solution uses an onEdit() trigger. I would like to see a solution that uses a formula approach, so in the OP's example from that ...