Questions tagged [google-sheets]

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Google Docs Spreadsheet ImportHtml() with Basic Auth

Within a Google Docs spreadsheet, I need to access external data that requires basic authentication. Usually I would include external data by putting this in a cell: =ImportHtml("http://somedomain....
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Updating data validation for a group of cells

I have a spreadsheet where a particular group of cells has defined drop down values to choose from, using data validation rules to get the list from a seperate sheet. How do I update all of the cells ...
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What is the “web clipboard” in Google Spreadsheets?

I made a chart in Google Spreadsheets and then clicked on Copy Chart. A little popup notified me that the chart was copied to the web clipboard. However, when I try to paste the chart anywhere in the ...
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How can I have column E copy its data into the right column based on the initials in column M?

I have a spreadsheet that will auto time stamp column N when my technicians enter their initials into column M. The second thing I would like the spreadsheet to do is, when I enter the hours (example: ...
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Prevent the cell from expanding to the size of cell contents in a Google Docs spreadhseet

How can Google Docs Spreadsheet be prevented from expanding to the size of the cell contents? Example: The cell expands vertically to fit the cell contents: The cell expands horizontally to fit the ...
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Merging Data in Google Sheets [closed]

I have a survey created in Google Docs used in several classes. Each class has its data in a separate Google spreadsheet. Now I want to collate all the data into a single spreadsheet. If I simply copy ...
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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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Escape parentheses around a number in Google Sheets?

How do you escape parentheses around numbers in Google Sheets so that they don't default to displaying as negative numbers?
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Google Spreadsheets Conditional Formatting with color

I want to add a column of cells together only if the particular cell is colored green. Can I do this using conditional formatting on a google spreadsheet?
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Why is “access denied” to multisheet charts in published Google Sheets?

I can successfully include a chart based on a single sheet, but as soon as I combine ranges from multiple sheets, I get an access denied error. Example spreadsheet Published spreadsheet What am I ...
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Preserve formatting when referencing cells across sheets [duplicate]

Is there a way to show the formatting of the referenced cells from another sheet in Google Sheets? For example I have a sheet named balance with A1 having a comment and a blue background. When I ...
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How to copy data from cell below?

Envision two rows, one up top and one below it. The cell up top is blank but the one below has 9/24/12. How can I create a function that will make the top one copy the value of the cell below it if ...
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How to insert empty row in Google Spreadsheets when two rows are not duplicate?

I have a number of rows in a Google spreadsheet. I want to insert an empty row only when two sequential rows are not duplicate. How can I do this?
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Multiple Conditions on a CountIF?

I have a spreadsheet that is essentially a todo list for different groups. I have a column for Group and Status. Both have data validation drop downs so I can reliably match the text content. I have ...
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I need a formula that returns how many times a unique value appears in a given date

In a spreadsheet in Google Spreadsheets, I’m trying to solve this: 17/02/2012 banana 17/02/2012 banana 17/02/2012 banana 17/02/2012 apple 18/02/2012 apple 18/02/2012 apple I need a formula ...
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Generating Google Spreadsheet hyperlinks from cell contents

I have a column of cells in a Google Spreadsheet with values such as: 37683 36583 38637 32391 What I would like to do is generate a hyperlink for each cell like: http://mywebsite.com?id=xxxxx ......
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How can I set conditional formatting on particular cells that depend on another cell's value in Google Spreadsheets?

I would like to colour the background of a row in Google Spreadsheets: For example: If cell Dx = title 'To do' or 'title 'Done' then cells Fx to Nx are filled colour black. If cell Dx = title '...
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Keep a variable while copy/paste cell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 'Lock' part of formula when copying from one cell to another I am using in one of my spreadsheets a formula referencing the column title (matching how many times it is ...
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Can I avoid references to cells in other sheets from breaking if I remove/add a row?

I have a Spreadsheets that has two sheets. One takes entries and a second manipulates content from the first and displays results. If I remove or add a row, the references in sheet two change, ...
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Create a column of date in Google Spreadsheets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to extend series of dates in Google Docs? In Excel, when you enter a date and hold right click button + shift and move the mouse, it will create dates. Is there a way to ...
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Embed only cells from Google Spreadsheet and not application header

When I embed a Google spreadsheet, I get cells in my page (and this is good). But I get also the application header with toolbars (and this is bad for me). See a test here: http://www.lucagiorcelli.it/...
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Qualtrics + Google Spreadsheet integration

I'm looking for a way to use a Qualtrics survey as a data source for a Google spreadsheet. My client wants a google spreadsheet that automatically updates based on the latest survey results. I've ...
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Partial sum of columns based on row identifier

I have a spreadsheet with list of persons ("players"), and for a each person I have following values: ID number (unique) Name (just text) Score from round 1 Score from round 2 ... Score from round 16 ...
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How do I sum different currencies in Google Spreadsheets

I have a spreadsheet where some columns are formatted in EUR, and some in USD. I would like to be able to sum them by taking into consideration the exchange rate. Example: A1 = $10, A2 = €10 A3 = A1 ...
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Paste numbers as string

I have one spreadsheet in Google Sheets with data like: 0012 0234 0065 I want to paste this in another Google Sheets but when I use ctrl+c ctrl+v the data is formatted like numbers: 12 234 65 I ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open a drop-down list for cell values in Google Docs spreadsheets

I'm working in a Google Docs spreadsheet where I've set up validation lists for a column. When I tab into that column as I'm editing a row, the drop-down handle appears: In order to access values ...
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Google Spreadsheet column limit

I'm working on a Google Spreadsheet and I keep getting this message: This spreadsheet is about to reach the following limits: Number of Columns Google Docs Help says that the columns limit is of ...
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Protect entire column of a Google Docs spreadsheet

I select a column (e.g. Sheet1!A:A) to be protected, then in the right pane I edit the settings (name, permissions), and finally I click Done What happens: The protected range then switches to Sheet1!...
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Format cells as plain text [duplicate]

I'm gathering some data in a Google Spreadsheet, there's a column for phone numbers and when trying to enter a phone number (e.g., +54 11 4785 7992) the spreadsheet automatically tries to make a ...
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Repeat last action in Google Spreadsheets

I want to know if there is a shortcut in Google Docs Spreadsheets for repeating the last action, like F4 in MS Office. I found that there was no shortcut for this on Google Forums but the post were ...
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Is it possible to add conditional formatting when number changes?

This is probably not possible but... I'm looking to update cells in a Google spreadsheet using the conditional formatting tool.(Changes to SERPs rankings) So when the number in a cell is changed, ...
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How to search an embedded Google Spreadsheet in Google Sites?

I would like to know how I can make embedded spreadsheets searchable in Google Sites.
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Avoiding duplicates when adding cells in column one by one

How can I have a kind warning if I am adding a text to the cell which was already added somewhere in previous cells of the same column?
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Google spreadsheet validation data empty cell

So I'm struggling with the following: I have this formula (I know it's huge but it works so far) =IF(AND(COUNTIF(basictier1;"*"&A4&"*"));"T1 Basic"; IF (AND(COUNTIF(basictier2;"*"&A4&...
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Cell row reference coming from another cell [duplicate]

I need to make Google Sheets evoke the row number for a cell reference by pointing to another cell. I have a form with different cells that point to another sheet (Sheet1!). All the cells always point ...
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Insert copied cells in Google Spreadsheets

I'd like to shift a set of cells downward from a selection in Google Spreadsheets. Ideally "insert copied cells" from Excel, but I can live with just the shift part, i.e. insert blank cells, shifting ...
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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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How can I link to a cell in Google Spreadsheets?

I have a headings and every time I have to scroll down to the cell I need. Can I create some kind of "header" on the top of the page and just click on the header I want and it will automatically ...
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Is it possible to share a Google Sheets between computers with no internet?

I need to create a Google Sheets and share it with a set of computers connected to each other via a local network. Those computers are not connected to the internet. I need a solution in which all ...
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SUMIF date range and filter by value on Google Spreadsheet

How do I SUMIF two date ranges and filter with a value? The date range formula I've been using is: =sumif($A:$A,"<="&D$5,$C:$C)-sumif($A:$A,"<"&D$4,$C:$C) Which works great for ...
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How to select weekdays only in a Google Sheets?

I have a table with two columns: column A has dates, column B has data. I want to compute the average of the data in B that corresponds to only week (work) days. How can I write it as a formula?
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How do I make a cell highlighted if the date in the cell is today? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Advanced date logic in Google Spreadsheets I have a spreadsheet with many consecutive days. So Cell1 = 7/30/2012, Cell2 = 7/31/2012 etc. I want Cell1 to be highlighted if ...
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Transfer cell value to another cell by clicking on a button in Google Spreadsheet

I want a user to be able to click on a button and have the value of one cell go into another cell. How can I do this?
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How to Send Html Emails in Google Spreadsheet

Here's an example of a Google Docs Spreadsheet script that sends emails using Google spreadsheets. I want the email Sent in HTML not plain text. Can someone help me out? function sendEmails() { var ...
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How to Refresh a cell in Google Spreadsheet?

I have a column in Google Spreadsheet that calls an outside webservice using URLFetch in a Google Script. The cell uses two parameters in that cell's row. After a change occurs where those two ...
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Daily calculation and record insertion in Google Spreadsheet

I have a Google Spreadsheet that I am using to checkout last prices or levels of certain stock indices's. I have two worksheets in the workbook, one contains the indices's and a calculation I am ...
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Referencing a cell range relative to the bottom of a sheet

I am developing a "Daily Personal Inventory" spreadsheet based off a related Lifehacker article. I've successfully made a few modifications based on my own circumstances/goals, but there is one ...
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Create a dropdown list of options from VLOOKUP

What I'd like to do is get a dropdown list of options from a VLOOKUP type function where I can select the value for the next lookup. Example Here the data I'm using for reference. Notice "AAA" ...
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How can I comment several dozen cells using data from cells?

I want to turn some long-winded strings into comments on nine sets of 96 cells so they're just visible on mouse-over. How can I do this without manually going to Insert Comment and copy-pasting 864 ...
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A formula that does Excel “countifs” function involving dates

I have a Google spreadsheet in which multiple users are tracking a list of dates and class names (math, reading, writing, etc). On a separate sheet in the same document, I want to be able to give a ...

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