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Posts tagged google-sheets

For questions when using Google Sheets programmatically. Other tags should be added if relevant (e.g. [google-sheets-formula] or [google-sheets-api]).

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Q&A Count the number of occurrences in a text string

If I have some text in a cell, how can I find the number of times another piece of text appears in it? For example, suppose A1 contains Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.. pick occurs 2...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by pnuts‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Dirk Herrmann‭

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Q&A Conditionally format a pair of columns

A user of Web Applications asked "How should I fix the formula?" with reference to: =IF($K4<2,$K4) applied as a Conditional Formatting [CF] formula to J4:J8, where the desired (green fill) f...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by pnuts‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Wicket‭

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Q&A Automatic adjustment when copying of column reference within INDIRECT function

An as yet unanswered question on Web Applications, INDIRECT cell reference - Can't copy cell as reference cell pattern remains same, from @Daniel Klose is: I have an Overview Sheet where I want ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by pnuts‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Wicket‭

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Q&A How to pivot text?

In this Q a user asked for a simple way to represent this data: - PERSON 1 | PERSON 2 | YES - PERSON 1 | PERSON 3 | YES - PERSON 2 | PERSON 1 | YES - PERSON 2 | PERSON 3 | YES - PERSON 3 | PER...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by pnuts‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Wicket‭

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Q&A A function to round negative numbers towards 0

Some while ago a user of Web Applications asked after a function to avoid "an if/else just to handle negative numbers properly". Clarification provided was: Presently it round based on absolute...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by pnuts‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A How to convert an RFC822 timestamp to a date index number?

A self-answered question - How to get DATEVALUE to recognize RSS 2 pubDate (RFC822)? - written by spcsLrg on Web Applications Stack Exchange offers this formula: =DATEVALUE(TRIM(REGEXREPLACE(A1,"^...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by pnuts‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A How to add to the value of one cell an amount that depends upon the range of a different cell?

A user of Web Applications asked how to: +1 when the value is >=5, +2 when the value is >=10, +3 when the value is >=15, +4 when the value is >=20, +5 when the value is >=25...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by pnuts‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A Copy a sparse matrix with removal of blanks

A user of Web Applications gave the following as an example: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nPTBFXaIgpruPgNoWFSBUL2yKaibjeNJNExhnHVr8LE/edit#gid=0 and asked: How do I read a long ro...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by pnuts‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by pnuts‭

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Q&A Loss of precision when concatenating an exchange rate with a string

In response to a Q on Web Applications [WA] the asker self-answered with: =CONCATENATE("@ £/€ rate: ",text(J21,"0.00000")) The issue was that, with "in a cell J21 I have a set value 1.10000":. ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by pnuts‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by pnuts‭

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Q&A A Conditional Formatting formula rule expected to apply to all cells is only affecting some

A very recently asked Q on Web Applications has no answer yet (and, in my opinion, is so badly written may not receive an answer at all promptly). However it does seem (in my interpretation) to rai...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by pnuts‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by pnuts‭

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Q&A Data validation applied to tickboxes

Given ColumnA contains a Text header (A1), an allowed maximum number (A2), fifty tickboxes (A3:A62) and a formula in A63 of: =countif(A3:A62,TRUE) how can I block application of more than the a...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by pnuts‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by pnuts‭