"Google Sheets Tips" category

All Google Docs & Google Sheets limits you need to know

This blog post is a collection of the most important existing Google Docs and Google Sheets limits you need to know so everything loads and works like clockwork. Continue reading

Version history in Google Sheets: see edit history & restore any version

Google Sheets has many beneficial features. Saving your spreadsheets automatically while keeping records of all changes made in the file is one of them. You can access those records, look through them and restore any version anytime. Continue reading

Merge two Google sheets: update cells, add related columns & non-matching rows

Did you know that when you merge 2 Google sheets you can not only update records in one column but also pull whole related columns and even non-matching rows? Today I will show you how it's done with VLOOKUP, INDEX/MATCH, QUERY functions and the Merge Sheets add-on. Continue reading

Merge two Google sheets: lookup, match and update records

Today's blog post features all ways to merge 2 Google Sheets. You will use VLOOKUP, INDEX/MATCH, QUERY and Merge Sheets add-on to update cells in one sheet from records from another one based on matches in common columns. Continue reading

How to highlight duplicates in Google Sheets

There are different ways to deal with duplicates in Google spreadsheets. But highlighting them is the best way to spot them instantly. Here you'll learn how to color duplicate cells, columns, and rows while ignoring or taking their first occurrences into account. Continue reading

How to find and remove duplicates in Google Sheets

Looking for a way to find duplicates in Google Sheets? How about 7 ways? :) Delete, highlight, count duplicates. Use formulas, conditional formatting or formula-free tools. Come pick your poison and deal with duplicates for good :) Continue reading

How to split one Google sheet or spreadsheet into multiple separate tables or files

When you work with a large Google spreadsheet, you may find yourself constantly filtering the table to get only particular datasets. Wouldn't it be best to split all info into multiple separate sheets or even files in Drive? If so, today I invite you to split your sheets and spreadsheets together. Pick the way you want to get your data and follow the steps described there. Continue reading

CELLCOLOR & VALUESBYCOLORALL: functions for Google Sheets to work with colored cells

This tutorial introduces 2 new functions from our Function by Color add-on for Google Sheets: CELLCOLOR & VALUESBYCOLORALL. Use them to sum & count cells not only by their colors but also by the common contents. Ready-made SUMIFS & COUNTIFS formulas are included ;) Continue reading

Video: How to use CELLCOLOR & VALUESBYCOLORALL in Google Sheets

Function by Color add-on supplies your Google Sheets with 2 new custom functions: CELLCOLOR & VALUESBYCOLORALL. Watch how to use them for your colored cells in any of your own formulas. Continue reading

Find and replace special characters in Google Sheets

Getting tired of all those smart quotes, accented letters, and other unwanted special characters in Google Sheets? We have a few ideas on how to replace them effortlessly. Continue reading

Extract data from Google Sheets cells: text, numbers, URLs, hyperlinks, email addresses, dates, and time

This next bit of our operations with text in spreadsheets is devoted to extraction. Find out ways to extract various data – text, characters, numbers, URLs, email addresses, date & time, etc. – from various positions in multiple Google Sheets cells at once. Continue reading

Google Sheets: remove the same text or certain characters from multiple cells at once

Learn formulas and formula-free ways for Google Sheets to trim whitespaces, remove special symbols (even the first/last N characters) and the same text strings before/after certain chars from multiple cells at once. Continue reading

Add text to Google Sheets cells at a certain position: at the beginning/end, before/after characters

This tutorial will teach you how to add text in Google Sheets at the same position of all cells at once: at the beginning, at the end, after the N-th character, before or after particular characters. Continue reading

How to change case in Google Sheets: UPPER, lower, Capitalize Each Word, Sentence case, tOGGLE

Changing text case in Google Sheets may seem an intricate task as there is no such option in the standard menu. Even so, the task is very much resolvable. In this blog post, I share different ways to capitalize your words or turn them into lowercase, uppercase, and sentence case. Continue reading

Count words and characters in Google Sheets: LEN function

Though word and character count in Google Sheets are used in rare cases, it is still the functionality that some of us expect to see right in the menu. But unlike Google Docs, for Google Sheets, it is the LEN function that does that. Continue reading

Calculate days, months and years between two dates in Google Sheets: DATEDIF formulas

Today's blog post is all about figuring out the difference between two dates in Google Sheets. Come find lots of DATEDIF formulas to count days, months and years, and learn how NETWORKDAYS is used to count only workdays even if your holidays are based on a custom schedule. Continue reading

INDEX MATCH in Google Sheets – flexible Vlookup for your spreadsheets

When you need to find data in your sheet that corresponds to a certain key record, it is usually Google Sheets VLOOKUP you turn to. But there you go: VLOOKUP slaps you with limitations almost immediately. That's why you'd better increase the resources for the task by learning INDEX MATCH. Continue reading

Google Sheets QUERY function: a spreadsheet cure-all you have yet to discover

If you've been following this blog for a while, you may remember QUERY. I mentioned it as a possible solution for a couple of cases. But those are far from enough to uncover its full potential. Today, it's high time we get to know this spreadsheets superhero properly. And guess what – one equally noteworthy tool will also be there :) Continue reading

Google Sheets FILTER function: formulas and tools to filter data in spreadsheets

If the only way you know of creating a filter in Google Sheets is the standard tool, I have a surprise for you. :) Come explore the FILTER function with me. There are plenty of ready-made formulas you can borrow, along with a new powerful tool that complements the filtering toolset immensely. Continue reading

How to insert Google Sheets checkmarks and cross marks

Lists help us put things in order. Stuff to buy, tasks to solve, places to visit, movies to watch, books to read, people to invite, video games to play - everything around us is practically filled with those lists. And if you use Google Sheets, chances are that it would be best to track your endeavours there. Let's see what instruments spreadsheets offer for the task. Continue reading

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