10 Advanced Google Sheets Formulas For Business

Google Sheets is an incredible tool that can also create advanced visualizations, spreadsheets, and handle anything your business might need. And with that in mind, below a set of advanced formulas you can use to grow your own business!

GOOGLETRANSLATE

GOOGLETRANSLATE is a function that has made understanding texts in different languages possible. This function enables the user to translate certain text from one language to the other, so that has broadened the scope of Google sheets. Following is the syntax. 

GOOGLE TRANSLATE (text, [source language, target language])

Here GOOGLETRANSLATE is the name of the function. The input contains text, the source language, and the target language. The text refers to the selected text that you want to translate, source language refers to the language from which you want to translate your text, and target language refers to the specific language in which you want to translate your text. There is a two-letter code for source or target language, which should be written within quotation marks. For example, “en” for English and “ko” for the Korean language. 

IMAGE

This function is very simple to use and makes the spreadsheet more appealing. Image is function simply adds a specified image in the cell or range. Following is the syntax. 

IMAGE (url, [mode], [height], [width])

IMAGE is the name of the function and url refers to URL of the image which must have a protocol as http: / /. Mode refers to the different sizes that the image can have. These modes are used to compress, crop, or make custom size of an image. Height refers to the specific height of the image and it can be customized by using mode 4. The width refers to the width of a particular image measured in pixels and it can also be customized. 

SPARKLINE

SPARKLINE function enables the users to incorporate mini charts in a single cell of spreadsheets to make them more descriptive and convenient to analyze data. Following is the syntax. 

SPARKLINE (data, [options])

SPARKLINE is the name of function. Data refers to the range or array in which a chart is to be incorporated. Options refer to the additional setting and options for incorporating charts. There is an option ‘charttype’, which contains a list of charts that can be added. The list contains the line, bar, column, and winloss charts.  Colors can also be added and changed in the charts.

ISBLANK

ISBLANK function determines if a cell is empty or not. This function outputs the value as true if the cell is empty and false if the value is not empty. Following is the syntax. 

ISBLANK (value)

ISBLANK is the name of the function whereas value refers to the cells that are analyzed under this function for whether they are empty or contain data.

ISDATE

ISDATE function determines whether a value contained in a cell is a date or not. Following is the syntax. 

ISDATE (value)

ISDATE is the name of function and value refers to the data in the cell which is to be confirmed as a date. It must be ensured to put the date within quotation marks for the function to output properly. 

ISMAIL

ISMAIL function is used to check whether a certain email address provided in the data is valid or not. Following is the syntax. 

ISMAIL (value)

Here ISMAIL is the name of the function and input consists of a value which is in the form of an email address and is verified through this function. 

ISERROR

This function is classified as an information error and it is used to determine an error in a value. Following is the syntax. 

ISERROR (value)

ISSERROR is the name of the function and value refers to the value or values to be checked as error(s). This function is used to check all the errors in spreadsheets. If there is an error then the function outputs as true and if there is no error then the function outputs as false. 

ISFORMULA 

ISSFORMULA is also classified as an information function. It is employed to determine whether a cell or range contain a formula or not. Following is the syntax. 

ISSFORMULA (cell)

ISSFORMULA is the name of the function. The input consists of a cell or range to check if that cell or range includes a formula. The function outputs as true if the cell or range contains a formula and it outputs as false if there is no formula. 

ISNONTEXT

This function comes in handy when you want to determine whether a cell contains a value, which is not in a textual form such as a date, a number, or time. Following is the syntax. 

ISNONTEXT (value)

ISNONTEXT is the name of the function, the input contains value, which is examined as textual or non-textual value. This function outputs as false if there is text in the cell, and true if there is no text found.  An empty cell also outputs as a true value but an empty string outputs as a false value. This function is usually used along with IF function. 

ISNUMBER

ISNUMBER is the function, which is used to mark numbers in data. Following is the syntax. 

ISNUMBER (value)

ISNUMBER is the name of the function and input contains a value that is to be determined as a numeric value. The output is true when there is a number in the cell and false when there is no numeric value. This function is also mostly used along with IF function. 

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