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Popular Articles

How to apply conditional formatting across an entire row in Google Sheets

Checklist Template In Google Sheets

Google Sheets Query function: The Most Powerful Function in Google Sheets

Filtering with dates in the QUERY function

How To Make a Table in Google Sheets, and Make It Look Great

When Your Formula Doesn’t Work: Formula Parse Errors in Google Sheets

Google Apps Script: A Beginner’s Guide

Add A Google Sheets Button To Run Scripts

How To Add Subscript and Superscript In Google Sheets

Google Sheets Custom Number Format

How To Use Checkboxes In Google Sheets

All Google Sheets Articles

Getting Started Guide with Google Sheets

How to use Google Sheets: A Beginner’s Guide (a super detailed guide to take you from newbie to ninja in no time!)

Working with data in Google Sheets

How To Use The IMPORTRANGE Function In Google Sheets To Transfer Data From One Sheet To Another

Slow Google Sheets? Here are 27 ideas to try today

18 best practices for working with data in Google Sheets

How To Copy Only Visible Cells In Google Sheets

How To Use Checkboxes In Google Sheets

How To Create A Select All Checkbox in Google Sheets

How To Mimic Radio Buttons With Formulas and Checkboxes

How To Create A Google Sheets Drop Down Menu

How to Remove Duplicates in Google Sheets

Unpivot In Google Sheets With Formulas, Or How To Turn Wide Data Into Tall Data

Connected Sheets: Analyze Big Data In Google Sheets

Beyond Sheets: Get Started With Google BigQuery

Get A Unique List Of Items From A Column With Grouped Words

How To Highlight The Top 5 Values In Google Sheets With Formulas

How To Rank Data In Google Sheets With The RANK Function

How To Create Arrays In Google Sheets (a.k.a. Array Literals)

New 2022 Functions in Google Sheets

Introduction to Named Functions and New Functions In Google Sheets For 2022

A Guide To Named Functions In Google Sheets

LAMBDA Function in Google Sheets

XLOOKUP Function in Google Sheets

MAP Function in Google Sheets – LAMBDA Helper Function

REDUCE Function in Google Sheets – LAMBDA Helper Function

MAKEARRAY Function in Google Sheets – LAMBDA Helper Function

SCAN Function in Google Sheets – LAMBDA Helper Function

BYROW Function in Google Sheets – LAMBDA Helper Function

BYCOL Function in Google Sheets – LAMBDA Helper Function

Formulas in Google Sheets

18 Google Sheets Formula Tips & Techniques You Should Know

Use The Onion Method To Approach Complex Formulas

IF Function in Google Sheets

IFS Function in Google Sheets

IFERROR Function In Google Sheets

FACT Function in Google Sheets (And Why A Shuffled Deck of Cards Is Unique)

REPT Function in Google Sheets

SPLIT Function in Google Sheets

INDIRECT Function in Google Sheets

SUBTOTAL Function in Google Sheets

Google Sheets Query function: Learn the most powerful function in Google Sheets

Filtering with dates in the QUERY function

How to add a total row to a Query Function table in Google Sheets

A Guide To The Google Sheets Filter Function

Advanced Filter Examples in Google Sheets

How does the array formula work in Google Sheets?

Use Array Formulas to auto-fill calculation columns when using Google Forms

How can I combine text and numbers in a cell and keep the number formatting?

How do I get the first and last days of the current month?

How do I get the first and last days of the prior month?

VLOOKUP Function in Google Sheets: The Essential Guide

How do I do a VLOOKUP to the left in Google Sheets?

VLOOKUP in Google Sheets using wildcards for partial matches

Have VLOOKUP Return Multiple Columns in Google Sheets

VLOOKUP Multiple Criteria in Google Sheets

Running Total Array Formulas (using MMULT)

How do I reverse text in a cell in Google Sheets?

Build Numbered Lists With The Amazing SEQUENCE Function

How to create dynamic named ranges in Google Sheets

Help, my formula doesn’t work! (Dealing with errors)

Experiments With Cell Function: Create A Dynamic Table Of Contents In Google Sheets With Formulas

Google Sheets REGEX Formulas

Setting Default Values For Cells In Google Sheets

A Complete Guide To The CHAR Function In Google Sheets

The TRANSPOSE Function in Google Sheets

The FLATTEN Function in Google Sheets

The AND Function in Google Sheets

The OR Function in Google Sheets

The UNIQUE Function in Google Sheets

Google Sheets COUNTIF Function

Google Sheets COUNTIFS Function

How To Use Google Sheets SUMIF Function

Google Sheets SUMIFS Function

How To Use The RANDARRAY Function In Google Sheets

How To Use The RANDBETWEEN Function In Google Sheets

How To Create A Random Number Generator In Google Sheets

SORTN Function In Google Sheets

The LARGE Function in Google Sheets

Use The SWITCH Function to Categorize Data Efficiently

How To Use The Choose Function In Google Sheets

How To Use The TRIM Function In Google Sheets To Clean Your Data

Formula Challenges in Google Sheets

Formula Challenge #1: Repeating Images with Array Formulas

Formula Challenge #2: Matching Terms

Formula Challenge #3: Alphabetize Comma-Separated Strings

Formula Challenge #4: Sort A Column By Last Name

Formula Challenge #5: Merge Columns in Google Sheets With Single Range Reference

Formula Challenge #6: Split A String Into Characters And Recombine In Random Order

Exploration With Google Sheets

Interesting projects that push the limits of what you can do in Google Sheets, without coding.

Etch A Sheet In Google Sheets

Google Sheets Formula Clock

Recreating Visualize Value design work with SPARKLINES (external link to Twitter)

Getting external data into Google Sheets with formulas

Alexa Rank Tracker in Google Sheets

Using Google Sheets as a basic web scraper

How can I import social media statistics into Google Sheets?

Pivot Tables in Google Sheets

Pivot Tables in Google Sheets: A Beginner’s Guide

Mapping data with Pivot Tables in Google Sheets…yes, really!

Slicers in Google Sheets

Formatting in Google Sheets

How To Add Subscript and Superscript In Google Sheets

How To Merge Cells In Google Sheets And When To Be Careful

How To Apply Conditional Formatting Across An Entire Row In Google Sheets

How To Make a Table in Google Sheets, and Make It Look Great

Using Text Rotation to Create Custom Table Headers in Google Sheets

Google Sheets Custom Number Format

How To Wrap Text In Google Sheets

Create Barcodes In Google Sheets In 2 Easy Steps

How To Create QR Codes in Google Sheets Using Formulas

How To Alternate Colors In Google Sheets

Automation

The complete guide to simple automation in Google Sheets, using Macros

Data Analysis techniques in Google Sheets

Goal Seek in Google Sheets

What the world’s richest man can teach us about averages

Charting techniques in Google Sheets

Radial Bar Charts in Google Sheets

How To Create A Grid Chart In Google Sheets

Creating dynamic charts using Google Sheets drop down menus

Everything you ever wanted to know about Sparklines in Google Sheets

How can I format individual data points in Google Sheets charts?

How to create an annotated line graph in Google Sheets

How to create a funnel chart in Google Sheets

How to create a waterfall chart in Google Sheets

Web traffic chart with dynamic banding in Google Sheets

How do I create a multi-colored line chart in Google Sheets?

How to Create a Scatter Plot in Google Sheets

How to make a Histogram in Google Sheets and overlay a Normal Distribution Curve

Dot Plots in Google Sheets

How To Create A Heat Map In Google Sheets

Dashboards in Google Sheets

10 techniques for building a Google Sheets dashboard

Dashboard Design Checklist: From a Blank Google Sheet to Business Insights

10 techniques to use when building budget templates in Google Sheets

How to build a real-time sales dashboard for E-junkie using Google Sheets and Apps Script

Building a dynamic dashboard for a 3-day digital flash sale

Creating a custom Google Analytics report in a Google spreadsheet

Creating a dynamic dashboard in Google Spreadsheets to track sales for a digital product launch

Other articles about Google Sheets

How To Create People Chips in Google Sheets

How I Built A Glide App And Turned My Google Sheet Into A Simple No-Code App

How we manage our family finances with Google Sheets

Explaining syntax differences in your formulas due to your Google Sheets location

6 Killer Productivity Tips for Google Sheets

Mathematics in Google Sheets

Exploring Population Growth And Chaos Theory With The Logistic Map, In Google Sheets

How To Draw The Cantor Set In Google Sheets

PI Function in Google Sheets And Other Fun π Facts

Complex Numbers In Google Sheets

How To Draw The MandelBrot Set In Google Sheets, Using Only Formulas

How To Draw The Sierpiński Triangle In Google Sheets

The FACT Function in Google Sheets (And Why A Shuffled Deck of Cards Is Unique)

Other Resources for Google Sheets

Excel To Sheets — a dedicated resource to help organizations migrate to Google Sheets from Microsoft Excel.

How To Become A Freelance Google Sheets Developer

Google Sheets Courses

Google Sheets Essentials (beginner course)

Data Analysis in Google Sheets

Build Dashboards with Google Sheets

Pivot Tables in Google Sheets

Extreme Formulas in Google Sheets

The Google Sheets REGEX Formula Cookbook

Advanced Formulas – 30 Day Challenge (a free course)


Apps Script Articles

Getting Started Guides for Apps Script

The complete guide to simple automation in Google Sheets, using Macros

Google Apps Script: A Beginner’s Guide

Repeatable Task: To Script Or Not To Script, That Is The Question

A Guide To The New Google Apps Script IDE

API Tutorial For Beginners With Google Sheets & Apps Script

10 Coding Tips For Beginners With Apps Script

Add A Google Sheets Button To Run Scripts

Finding Merged Cells In Your Google Sheet using Apps Script

Sheet Sizer! Build A Tool To Measure Your Google Sheets Size With Apps Script

Using Apps Script to automate Google Workspace

Radio Buttons in Google Sheets: Only One Checkbox Checked

Google Sheets Sort By Color And Google Sheets Filter By Color

How To Save Data In Google Sheets With Timestamps Using Apps Script

How to set up time-based triggers to run your Apps Script code

How to add a hyperlinked index sheet or sidebar to your large Google Sheet workbooks

How to extract email addresses tagged with a specific Gmail label

Gmail Mail Merge For A Specific Label With Apps Script

How to reply to Google Forms survey responses quickly with Sheets & Apps Script

How to automatically create waterfall charts using Apps Script

How to automatically create funnel charts using Apps Script

One way to animate a chart in Google Sheets

Working with external services using Apps Script

API Authentication Apps Script Reference

How To Build An Automated ConvertKit Report In Google Sheets Using Apps Script

How To Connect To The Teachable API With Apps Script

How To Get Fathom Analytics Data Into Google Sheets, Using Apps Script

Control Your Nest Thermostat And Build A Temperature Logger In Google Sheets Using Apps Script

Sentiment Analysis For Google Tables Using Apps Script

Data Enrichment with the Google Tables Apps Script Bot (Mattermark API)

How to connect the Strava API with Google Sheets and Data Studio

Google Sheets Slack bot: how to push data from your Google Sheets into the popular messaging app

Connecting to the Crunchbase API with Google Sheets

Google Sheets and Mailchimp integration using Apps Script

Show data from the GitHub API in Google Sheets, using Apps Script and Oauth

How to build a real-time sales dashboard for E-junkie using Google Sheets and Apps Script

Using Slack Slash Commands to Send Data from Slack into Google Sheets (guest post on external site)

How to create a Data Studio Community Connector with Apps Script

How To Connect Google Sheets To A Database, Using Apps Script

D3 and Google Chart API

Google Sheets and D3 charts

Recreating Tufte’s famous temperature chart with the Google Chart API

Animated temperature chart using the Google Chart API

Other Apps Script Resources

How To Track Link Clicks With Apps Script And Google Sheets

Apps Script V8 Runtime Is Here! What Does That Mean?

Check out my apps script and apps script API repositories on GitHub.

Apps Script Courses

Introduction To Google Apps Script (a free, introductory course)

Automation With Apps Script – learn how to automate workflows in Google Workspace and work with external APIs


Other Google Tools I Work With

Google Tables

Google Tables: How I Use Google’s New Workflow Tool

Sentiment Analysis For Google Tables Using Apps Script

Data Enrichment with the Google Tables Apps Script Bot

Google BigQuery

Beyond Sheets: Get Started With Google BigQuery

Data Studio Articles

An introduction to Data Studio

How to connect the Strava API with Google Sheets and Data Studio

6 advanced techniques in Data Studio

Community connectors to access any data in Data Studio

Data Studio Connector fields get an update


Other articles

Annual Reviews

2021 In Review And A Look Forward To 2022

2020 In Review And A Look Forward To 2021

2019 in review and a look forward to 2020

2018 in review and a look forward to 2019

2017 in review and a look forward to 2018

2016 in review and a look forward to 2017

2015 in review and a look forward to 2016

SheetsCon: Online Google Sheets Conference

SheetsCon 2020: Lessons Learned Running An Online Conference For 6,700 People

Google Cloud Next Conference Recaps

Recap From Google Cloud Next ’19 Conference

Google Next 19 Conference – Live Blog

Recap From Google Cloud Next ’18 Conference

Essays

A Behind The Scenes Look At How I Create A Technical Video Course

Three Benefits Of Cohort-Based Courses

5 Insights From Taking A Live Cohort-Based Course (And How I’m Applying Them To My Own)

Create A Student Learning Loop In Your Cohort-Based Course

I Left My Corporate Accounting Job 7 Years Ago. Here’s How I Built A Career As An Educational Entrepreneur

Thoughts on productivity

In Pursuit Of A Dream

If Google Sheets And Microsoft Excel Went For A Drink…

Dream Home Office Setup

SQL

Six reasons to start learning SQL

How To Connect Google Sheets To A SQL Database, Using Apps Script

Excel

Excel tutorial: build a dynamic bump chart of the English Premier League

Excel tutorial: Building a dynamic, animated dashboard for U.S. political data

Excel-fficiency: 10 tips for boosting productivity in Excel