Tag Archives: google apps script


Dear Analyst #115: How to count the number of colored cells or formatted cells in Google Sheets

Counting the number of colored cells or formatted cells in Google Sheets or Excel seems like it should be a basic operation. Unfortunately after much Googling, it doesn’t seem as easy as it looks. I came across this Mr. Excel forum thread where someone asks how to count the number of rows where there is […]


Dear Analyst # 110: A tutorial on how to fill values down with Excel VBA and Google Apps Script (Vancouver Power BI/Modern Excel re-broadcast)

Have you ever faced a spreadsheet where one column contains values for each “section” of the spreadsheet but you want to fill those values down through the rest of the column? This is a common problem when you get a data dump from a database or perhaps a copy/paste from a PivotTable. You have values […]

Dear Analyst #76: Productivity hack for creating a Google Calendar event by sending yourself an email

Taking a slight detour off of the data analysis/spreadsheet path and getting into the world of productivity hacks with this episode. A productivity hack can mean different things, and in this case it’s a hack to improve your workflow at, you guessed it, work. This hack gives you the ability to create a Google Calendar […]

Dear Analyst #53: Making your Google Sheets do more for you with Google Apps Script and how to become more data-driven

When I worked in FP&A, I discovered that VBA could automate a lot of tedious tasks I was doing in Excel. From creating charts to formatting data, I realized that there possibilities with VBA were endless. As I started using Google Sheets more, I found that Google Apps Script offers similar functionality to extend what […]

Dear Analyst #31: Writing Google Apps Scripts to sync data from Coda to Google Sheets

I worked on a “small” side project recently to sync data between Google Sheets and tables in Coda. The full blog post tutorial is here, and the GitHub repository is here. I started using Google Apps Script last year and it’s a super powerful way to connect different apps you use in the G Suite […]

How to sync data using Google Apps Script in Google Sheets

In episode 12, I talked about how you can use the IMPORTRANGE() function in Google Sheets to import data form a source Google Sheet to a target Google Sheet. In this episode, I get a little more technical and discuss how you can import data using Google Apps Script. If you want to read the […]