Questions tagged [regex]

regex stands for "regular expressions". They are used to define a string search pattern that could be used in some web applications like Google editors to do input validation, search and replace among other similar tasks.

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Arrayformula function keep getting error different sizes

I'm trying to sum rows with specific criteria with the following formula =ArrayFormula(sum(countifs(disposition,"Consultation" ,Primary,{"","OB_Gyn","Surgical"}...
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How to split two-line rows into separate rows

Editable spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cHf9zC00LymZgb17J746ZUoD-YRG1UvIUQQXVlovBrE/edit?usp=sharing You can see each non-blank row contains two lines. I'm trying to find a ...
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Find or conditional format a column of phone numbers NOT in desired format

I have a column of phone numbers in that are in different formats. I want them all to be in this format 0000 000 000. What I do now is manually edit each wrong number into the correct format. How can ...
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Remove HTML / CSS tags in Google Sheets

Can anyone help me remove all of the HTML/CSS tagging found in this Google Sheet? This is an example but I'd like to create a template where I can input the HTML/CSS formatted text and output just the ...
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Spreadsheet formula to calculate most common items in ordered items lists

I am searching for a correct google spreadsheet formula to go through the list of ordered items and summarise the resulting winning items. Like is you have an Oscar ceremony and you get votes from ...
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How to filter Queried Data in an Array

Sample Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16p4M5UBODyBhmWFXYrA0FdLsA1FmwSmbrF12VUHlGaw/edit?usp=sharing I have this formula which works great: =ARRAYFORMULA(QUERY({Projects!A:C, (...
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Google Sheets for if contains “*”

I have found the the regexmatch solution for substring: Google Sheets formula for "if contains" However, why for "*" is not working? I'm trying to make a condition if the name ...
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Using regex to select the text between two characters IF there is text

I have this text: <a class="_f5rco33" href="/account-settings"><div class="_ojs7nk">Account</div></a> And I want to grab the word "Account&...
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Replacing items in comma delimited cell with same string each time

I'm trying to create a formula that will replace any contents of comma delimited cell with single string. The number of items in delimited cell will vary... Specifically: 524352435,2345235523,...
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How do I find the max value in a column only if it contains certain texts in google sheets?

The data has numbers in text format and texts with numbers. How do I find the max of the numbers in text format without converting to numbers? How do I find the max if it contains certain texts (ie, ...
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Use Regular Expressions to Add Text to Beginning or End of Cells

I have a bunch of words in a sheet in one column, e.g.: Study Guide 101 Meditation for Beginners Cheatsheet Lose Weight Fast What I want to do is add a word to the end of these in the cell using ...
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Google sheets, convert value from 1 column to another based on particular data in it

Let's say I have those values in the column: w 1 w 2 w 3 I want to convert those values to 1 2 3 in another column. So basically I need to convert the value "w x" to "x". How ...
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Regular expression for csv of numbers less than 1,000

I am going to use JavaScript to validate a string that needs to be: Only digits and commas Can't end or start with a comma Each number between the commas has to less than 1,000 No negatives No ...
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In Google Sheets, analyze cell content, and if certain values are present, return a response in the next column

In the below example, I want to analyze each cell in column A, and if the cell's contents match certain parameters, return a value in column B accordingly. So if the value in a col A cell = apple, ...
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How to assign country based off list of either provinces or states?

I have a list of names and locations. Most of the locations include the name of the province or state. Some only include country names, some include state abbreviations. I also have a list of ...
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Applying a custom sort to Google Sheets string column

I am trying to sort a table of rows by their first column that is comprised of strings with this format (capital letters followed by a dash followed by numbers). Using the default string sort I get ...
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How do I use non capturing groups in google sheets?

This is what I intend to do. But a similar one doesn't work. As with any problem I post, I still can't solve it after more than two hours of trying. :-( https://github.com/google/re2/wiki/Syntax
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Extracting text from a capture group while using an arrayformula to consider multiple criteria

I have a page which contains a list of regular expressions in the format "some text (thing I want) but only if (thing is matched here)" that are fairly varied. There are 29 of them so far, ...
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Regular Expression to wrap phrases between commas with carets (^)

I have a Google Sheet with example information like this Education, Conservation, Health, Human rights, Rural development, Poverty alleviation, Water and sanitation. -------------------- Human rights, ...
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Regular expression in Google Forms Quiz Answer Key

Google Forms has the ability to create quizzes with an answer key containing possible correct answers. For instance, if you wanted to forgive misspellings, then your answer key could include "...
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Extract data from web with Google script

I'm trying to use the function below (source) to avoid using importxml in Google Sheets: function importRegex(url, regex_string) { var html, content = ''; var response = UrlFetchApp.fetch(url); ...
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Convert string to real date time value?

Here is my current input: 14.05.20 12.37.01 And yes, as it shows, there is a line break in the cell... Here is example sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/...
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How do I replace a paragraph break (i.e. Enter) with a Shift+Enter character in Google Docs?

That is, what regexes do I place in these two boxes I have read Syntax for Unicode characters in regexes in Google Sheets? to no avail. I found from one answer that [\n] matches paragraph mark. Now ...
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Conditional Find and Replace in Google Sheets

Example data: A B ------ 1 HELLO 2 HELLO 2 HELLO 3 HELLO I want to replace $ with , WORLD! but only if A is equal to 2. Such that the final result would be: A B ------ 1 HELLO ...
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How to allow users to enter only text in short questions in Google Form

I want users to enter only text in short questions in a Google Form. Like, if I ask user his name then he is allowed to enter only text. No digits or special characters.
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How to clear a cell if there is no data in it

How to clear a cell if there is no data in it? =ArrayFormula(REPLACE(IMPORTRANGE("1I1MK51uYT_WJDh0fiiHxLjnYMoQOVoZi41XnHM", "SetstudentMatrik!C2:C"),1,6,"******"))
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How to extract time out of text after specific word in Google Sheets with regex function

I hope someone can help me with my struggle. I need to get the time slots after each "Text_Text" from this one sentence that is in a single cell: Sth 03/30/2020 1:15 PM-03/30/2020 1:30 PM;"Text_Text" ...
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How to extract time out of text in Google Sheets

I have the following issue and I would appreciate your help. I need to get the time values out of this string: SomeText 02/02/2020 9:00 AM-02/02/2020 9:15 AM;"Text" 02/02/2020 10:45 AM-02/02/2020 11:...
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Sumif and filter using regexmatch with multiple criteria

I need to sum specific cells in 1 column (Q) based on if the other columns (R, S) have a certain word(s) within the cell. For example in the picture if a cell in R or S contains the word toy or green,...
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Find and place in a column, the first non-blank cell in each row from a range of columns

I'm attempting to create an ARRAYFORMULA that can extract the first non-blank cell value on each row in a range of columns. My latest attempt is this: =TRANSPOSE(QUERY(TRANSPOSE( A2:D6),"select * ...
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Average of only the numeric part of cell values when some of the cells contain text and numeric values

I am trying to figure out a formula that will allow me to find the average of a group of cells, where some of the cells only contain numeric values, and some cells contain both numeric values and text....
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Find and extract words/names from a string beginning with specific character

I've got some rows in Google Sheets that contain strings. I want to extract certain parts from this string and enter them into another cell: specifically, I want to extract words/names that begin with ...
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Google Sheets formula for “if contains” for grading multiple choice quiz

I want to use a Google Sheets formula to correct a multiple choice survey that I built using Squarespace. The results get dumped into Google sheets. For example, if the respondent selects choice: A....
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How to extract multiple paths from a single string of URLs in Google Sheets?

How can I get a subrange of second to last element in a formula under Google Sheets? I'm trying to extract all occurrences of https://example.com/* in a cell which may contain multiple URLs scattered ...
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In Google Sheets I need to find a string and return true/false, or even a count into a cell so I can perform an action

In my example i have a column with Names of signs we product in our sighshop and I need to be able to isolate similar named signs So say I need to return a a value if the cell is Bud Light and only ...
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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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Syntax for Unicode characters in regexes in Google Sheets?

What's the syntax to use for general Unicode characters in regular expressions in Google Sheets? Use case: When using REGEXREPLACE with user submitted strings in Google Sheets, I have come across a ...
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How do I make the “Text contains” evaluate any word written in the cell?

I just want the cell in Google Sheets to change its fill color when any text is inputted in the cell? But it has to be text excluding numbers. Please help!
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Use Google Sheets to create column C by deleting any phrases that contain word found in column B in column A

I have a list in column A and I want to remove any cells that contain any word.
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Merging cells based on same ID but divided into categories (columns)

I receive a pretty extent list of material that has been delivered and every single product is in a separate row. That means for one order I have easily a lot over 15 rows and I need to merge the ...
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How to filter after parsing CSV values contained in Google Sheets cells

I would like to be able to match all cells in column A (titles) that have one of the comma-separated values in column E (Key Search Terms). This will involve at least two steps. 1) Parse each of the ...
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IF and IFS not working properly

I am trying to locate data present in different sheets. I have tried using IF and IFS. Below are the formulas I have used. For IF, I get NOT IN USE even when I know there should be one of the sheets ...
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How to convert strings separated by comma from base 36 to decimal

I'm getting input from a google form. An associate scans a QR code giving a string like ^12t34:1 Cell B1 = ^12t34:1 The string between the ^ and : is base36. I can use C1 =DECIMAL(SUBSTITUTE(...
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Is it possible to have Google Sheets query function that accepts a dynamic query argument instead of hard coding?

I have a long OR query function that I will be reusing many times in many contexts and that may change frequently. Following the principles of DRY design, I would like to write this query once and ...
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Conditional Output on cell based on 2 different “IF(REGEXMATCH” functions

First of all sorry if I am not clear. it is my first question. I am trying to make a cell give an output with IF(REGEXMATCH on the cell A1 for example =IF(RegExMatch(A2,"YES"),"Good" I also need ...
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If cell y contains any word from range x:x, mark cell y green

In Google Sheets, I have three columns (with different lengths!) Column1 contains firm names (50) Column2 containts firm names (100) I would like to mark a cell in Column1 green (or with a number in ...
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Google Sheets forumla help

With my sheet, I need it so that if the job is any type of "Repair" then it minuses 1000 from the business profit but if it's anything else it doesn't minus the 1000 from the business profit. I have ...
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How to detect duplicates across multiple sheets?

I have found a couple of formulas/scripts for what I am looking for, but they are all locked for one sheet only, thus I will try to explain what exactly I need. I am unable to do it my self, because ...
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Highlight data that match with data from other sheet

I have two tabs in a Spreadsheet. Both are having a list of data. I want to highlight cells in one tab that match with cells from another tab. For example: Tab 1 Column 1 ABC XYZ PQR DEF Tab 2 ...
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Checking whether two columns contain the same string of numbers

Some time ago I have put together a perfectly working formula but now it's not working and I can't tell why (I may have changed something and don't remember that). Column B contains data that I need ...