# Tagged Questions

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### Common values in three columns of data in Google Spreadsheets

I have three columns of data in columns K, M and O in a Google Spreadsheet and want to find out (with results printed in column H) which values are common to each of K,M and O.
To make it simpler, I ...

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### Insert text to the beginning of every Cell in a Column

I'm trying to find a way to insert text in to every Cell in a specific Column.
e.g. Column C has 50 rows: I need to insert 0049 to the beginning of every Cell.
I didn't had any luck finding/creating ...

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### How to calculate monthly sum from the entries for each date in Excel?

I have colums for my workout logging:
Date
Running (minutes)
Pushups
Pullups
Crunches
and the rest of my workout entries.
I insert my achievements each day.
How can I script Excel to ...

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### Share cost of activities between participants in spreadsheet

Say you have a spreadsheet you use to fairly share the cost of activities between people (example google doc):
A B C D E
1 Activity Cost User1 User2 User3
2 1 ...

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### How can I do this in spreadsheets?

Let's say you have a table like this:
| A | B | C |
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1| sex | age | answer q1 |
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2| ...

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### How to look a value and sum it into a certain cell

I have 2 columns, Space & Rows. I want to iterate over the Rows columns and sum only the corresponding value of Space into a certain cell within the same page.
The pseudo code for this would be ...

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### Store Values from a Dynamic Cell Elsewhere in the Spreadsheet - Building a Database with Excel/Google spreadsheets

I have a list of values that updates as new data becomes available on a website using importXML (cells A1-A25). I want to store those values elsewhere in the spreadsheet so that when the values ...

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### Find matching value in a row and return column name II

My qeustion is similar to, but different from Find matching value in a row and return column name?
I have a spreadsheet with two tabs:
Tab A has one column which is a list of email addresses (there ...

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### Merging CSVs with some common columns (though columns are in different places)?

I'm looking to merge CSVs that have common columns, but the columns aren't always necessarily in the same place. The CSVs do have a header row. I just want to try to get the data appended to the ...

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### How to Analyze the Trend of Data In Google Spreadsheet and Excel

I am using google spreadsheet to gather survey data:
The spreadsheet looks like this
Timestamp Choice Comment
1/15/2013 4:24:29 A Comment goes here
1/15/2013 4:24:32 B
...

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### What Excel formats are (most) compatible with LibreOffice and Google Docs? [closed]

I use Excel (and occasionally Numbers), but I want to be able to share with users of Google Docs and LibreOffice (and I may want to switch in the future). What's the most compatible format to save my ...

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### Does any spreadsheet allow you to create your own functions?

I've always been frustrated when using spreadsheets by the inability to define my own functions when there is no existing function to (cleanly) do what I want. Does any spreadsheet offer this ...

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### Pull row of data from one place in spreadsheet to another

I have a list of names and their assorted properties.
I am trying to find a way to quickly move an entire row's worth of data into a different sheet so I can manipulate it.
Currently I can ...

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### Spreadsheets: How do I perform functions on a set/array described by a row of (count, value) pairs?

I have excel 2000, google docs, and the latest open office calc available to me. I'm after a solution in any of those, ideally.
I have a multiset of data described by rows of (count, value) pairs. ...

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### How to Label / Tag Items in a Spreadsheet

I'm a novice at spreadsheets, so I hope you'll forgive me if I'm asking a super obvious question.
Is it possible to use tags in Excel/Google Spreadsheet? I'm creating a spreadsheet to log all the ...

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### Spreadsheet, PHP Script, or Linux program for employee shift scheduling

I have been looking everywhere for a few weeks now but can't seem to find anything so I come here to ask for assistance. Right now I am doing everything via a very simple Google Docs spreadsheet.
I ...

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### How do I calculate the sum of 2 columns, using the max from each row?

I have data in two columns. I would like the sum of the two columns, using the maximum value for each row.
For instance
C1 C2
1 2
4 3
11
10
5 7
The result would be ...

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### Advanced spreadsheet auto-formatting

Is it possible to autoformat spreadsheet like this
IF A1 = C1 then A1:E1 cells background becomes light gray
I use OO Calc, but it's ok if you know how to do it in MS Excel or Google spreadsheet

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### Spreadsheet formula to count consecutive values in a column

I have a column with "Y" and "N" values, and need a formula to count the last consecutive occurrences of "Y". So if I the column looks like this:
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
the desired result would be 2
Y
Y
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### How do I simplify this if statement to just add 1 every time (and possibly go with no limit)?

=if(C24 ='Ability Base'!$A$2;sum('Ability Base'!$B$2);
if(C24 ='Ability Base'!$A$3;sum('Ability Base'!$B$3);
if(C24 ='Ability Base'!$A$4;sum('Ability Base'!$B$4);
if(C24 ='Ability ...

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### excel / google spreadsheet: count substring occurrences within a cell

I've been scratching my head trying to figure out a way to count the number of occurrences of a substring within a cell.
For example:
| | A |
| 1 |John,John,Tom,David|
What ...

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### Spreadsheet formula: lowest 100 values in a range

Is there any way I could sum up the lowest 100 values within a range?
I know that min() would give you the lowest value but i need something to return the 100 lowest values.
I just used 100 ...

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### Can you convert an address to a zip code in a spreadsheet?

Given a column of street addresses with city and state but no zip in a spreadsheet, I'd like to put a formula in a second column that yields the ZIP code. Do you know a way to do this?
I'm dealing ...

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### In a spreadsheet (Excel, Google Docs, OpenOffice), how do I transpose data from rows to columns, but only non-null cells?

I work with all three spreadsheet programs listed above, and I believe my question can be answered the same or similarly for all three.
On my sheet, I have a top row full of column headers. The ...

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### Where can I find some dummy data to teach my friend how to use a spreadsheet? [closed]

In particular, tabular data that can be graphed. What's your favorite source of interesting data?

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### In Google Docs, how to create a form that can store the data entered into it in an excel sheet automatically?

The title pretty much says it all.
I need to create a poll wherein I need to ask the users some questions.
How can I do it using Google Docs? How will I access the data entered after that?

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### Google Spreadsheets: Counting number of matches between two rows

In a spreadsheet in Google Spreadsheets, I have multiple-choice answers I would like to grade.
One row (user 0) contains the answer key, and the other rows contain user answers.
User Q1 Q2 Q3 ...

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### Date based sum in Excel / Google Docs spreadsheets

I have a bunch of rows with a date and a dollar amount (expenses).
I want to produce a list of the days of the month and what the balance of the expenses is. So, for example the 5th entry in the ...