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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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How to refer to elements of a dynamic array in Google Sheets?

I'm trying to create teaching timetables dynamically, by searching through a large table with all of the information about what time a lesson takes place, who the tutor is, what age group is being ...
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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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How can I create a recursive formula in Google Sheets?

I'm making a task tracker in Google Sheets and am trying to implement subtasks. I am trying to create a formula that checks a row's "Parent Task" column, and if there is a parent task, indents the ...
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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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How to ignore certain strings when creating unique list of words in Google Sheets?

In Google Sheets, I am using the formula to create a unique list of words: =unique(transpose(split(ArrayFormula(concatenate(B2:E"+")),"+"))) But I want to filter out certain strings. My unique list ...
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How to TEXTJOIN in Google Sheets

I have ten columns in my rows which contain 5 sets of first name/last name. I want to combine each of these names in a final column using TEXTJOIN (or whatever function is appropriate if I'm missing ...
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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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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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Create a regex for Google Analytics, to tack a specific US phone number that can be in multiple formats

I want to write a regular expression to tack a number in Google Analytics for a specific US phone number that supports the following formats: ###-###-#### (###) ###-#### ### ### #### ###.###.#### ...
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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 contains a value or string. EXAMPLE Cell A1 contains sites, sheets, docs, slides. I want cell B1 to display a 1 'if' cell ...
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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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Arrayformula for running MAX of separate column

I'm trying to use ARRAYFORMULA in Google Sheets to get the max figures from a separate column only up to the row being calculated each time but can't for the life of me figure out how. It sounds more ...
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How to work over rows from all other sheets in Google Sheets?

I have a 'summary' sheet and 12 other sheets named 'Jan20', 'Feb20', etc. In the summary sheet I have this formula (to calculate Uber costs): =FILTER('Jan20'!F2:F, REGEXMATCH('Jan20'!D2:D, "UBER")) ...
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How to export CSV without commas in unpopulated cells?

I have a form converter which simply rearranges columns. I use a script to paste Values only into another sheet for export and uploading onto another website. However, when I go to export, it seems ...
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Conditional formatting with multiple names in list

Col A2:C15 contain a list of names. I need to enter those names in various combinations into one of 15 other cells on formatted like: H3 = John, Steve, Bob, Dan Is there a way to use conditional ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to search in Google using regular expressions (regex)?

It would be very useful if Google provided a regular expression search. Is there a way to do this? (OBS: I am not talking about false regular expressions like site:, filetype:, AND, OR or "Text". I ...
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Sort sentences based on formatting

I have a list of sentences in Google Sheets, each word in a different column. There is a stupid man. How we came here we don't know anything about. Finally, it has come to this. Shaking my head. How ...
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Issue with finding the averages of multiple rows at once

I am currently tasked with hundreds of rows of data for a project. I need to take the average of each row, but there are way too many rows for me to do by each individual row. Is there any way to take ...
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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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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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Checkbox to activate a column in QUERY

Is there a way to activate/deactivate a column in QUERY function? I have a query to query and selection of several columns Select Col1,Col31,Col32,Col33,Col25,Col26, and want to have a checkbox for ...
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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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Cell reference for contains value in Google Sheet

Looking for help referencing another spreadsheet, where I want to lookup several values in cell A2, to see if the value is contained in the cell (as there are variations), then setup an else clause at ...
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Using Google Sheets to bulk collect the number of Google Search results for given keywords

I would like to create a Google Sheets that will allow me to paste in a list of 25 or so keywords in column A and would then return the number of search results for each of those terms in column B. ...
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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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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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IF Function with too many arguments

I want to apply this formula =IF(A2= "", "", IF(REGEXMATCH(A2, "Brand"), "Brand", if(regexmatch(A2, "Loans"), "Loans" , if(regexmatch(A2, "Cards"), "Credit Cards", if(A2, "Generic"),"Generic",...
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Google Analytics Exclude URI filtering

I have a tracking code which is currently used on two ORACLE APEX webapplications. (210 and 400). I have made a view in Google Analytics, which contains a filter that should exclude the 400 ...
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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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Is there a way to automatically extract information from emails (e.g. regex prices on gmail)?

Every month I get an email from my mobile carrier which tells me how much money my contract has cost me the last month, and I'd like to be able to form that into an iOS notification with IFTTT. The ...
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Convert Number and Text to Number

I have a spreadsheet in Google Sheets with data like this: In sheet 2, in column pricelist, the below data is there. I want the summary in sheet 1 to have the same. I have used index and match but it ...
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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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What function formula should I use to calculate my salary so that I don't have to differentiate between Friday and weekend manually?

These are the formulae I am currently using where I have to manually sort out if its Friday or weekend by using conditional formatting to bring attention to the minority that needs a different formula....
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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/...