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I am using google spreadsheet to gather survey data:
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**0**

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**1**answer

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4 3
11
10
5 7
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Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
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Y
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I've been scratching my head trying to figure out a way to count the number of occurrences of a substring within a cell.
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| | A |
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**2**answers

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I just used 100 ...

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**1**answer

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I'm trying to convert an Excel spreadsheet into Google, but can't get this VLookup(Indirect)) combination to work.
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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.
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One row (user 0) contains the answer key, and the other rows contain user answers.
User Q1 Q2 Q3 ...

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**1**answer

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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).
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