Google Sheets functions

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

Useful Google Sheets functions that don't exist in Excel

This blog post brings the majority of those Google Sheets functions that Excel doesn't have to your attention. They are conveniently classified by Google based on their primary task. So just pick the group from the table of contents and you'll find their descriptions with the simplest examples. Continue reading

How to merge several Google sheets into one without copy-pasting

Every once in a while each Google Sheets user faces the inevitable: combining several sheets into one. Copy-pasting is tedious and time-consuming, so there has to be another way. And you're right - there are several ways, in fact. So get your tables ready and follow the steps from this article. Continue reading

How to change Google Sheets date format and convert dates to numbers and text

In this guide, you'll find out how Google stores dates and how you can format them for your better convenience. Some date formats are offered to you by spreadsheets while others should be created from scratch. There are even a couple of handy functions for the task. I also describe a couple of ways to convert your dates to numbers and text if necessary. Continue reading

Google Sheets formulas for 12 most useful Google Sheets functions

This time we decided to provide you with the most simple Google Sheets functions that you definitely need to learn. They will not only help you with the plain calculations but also contribute to extending your knowledge of building Google Sheets formulas. Continue reading

CONCATENATE function: formulas to merge cells in Google Sheets

"Concatenate" usually means to link something together in a series or a chain. This operation is used in Google spreadsheets whenever you need to join records from multiple cells. This article collects the most popular and easy solutions to help you solve the concatenation puzzle. Continue reading

How to compare data in two Google sheets or columns

Whether there's summer knocking on our doors or winter invading Westeros, we still work in Google Sheets and have to compare different pieces of tables with one another. In this article, I'm sharing ways of matching your data and giving away tips on doing that swiftly. Continue reading

Merge data from duplicate rows in Google Sheets based on a unique column

Combining duplicate rows in your spreadsheets may turn to one of the most intricate tasks. Let's see what Google formulas can help and get to know one smart add-on that does all the job for you. Continue reading

Google Sheets: everyday formulas examples

Google Sheets is a great platform to manage data tables. But are there any easy functions you can use for daily calculations? Find out inside. Continue reading

Back to Basics: create and edit Google Sheets formulas

After reading this article, you’ll be able to make and edit your own simple Google Sheets formulas. Here you’ll find examples of nested functions and a few tips on how to swiftly copy a formula to other cells. Continue reading