Saturday, August 10, 2013

Google Spreadsheet Transpose Values after Searching Multiple Columns


( by rajvivek )


In order to get some result through filter and transpose, i am using this formula in a single cell : =transpose(filter(A$2:A$100, B$2:B$100=D2, C$2:C$100=E2))

How to edit the above formula so that it could automatically populate the data down the G column.

I have tried to add ArrayFormula and MMULT in various combination but none of them are working.



Following is the solution using script..

Have a look at the following screenshot:

I have the following formula in Cell G2:

the above formula is a custom function ksearch() that I have written and inserted in Script.

Have a look at the following code:



function ksearch() {
  if(arguments.length < 2 || arguments.length > 2) return "Please input 3 arguments";
  var data = arguments[0];
  var searchArray = arguments[1];
  var returnArray = new Array();
  for(var i=0;i<searchArray.length;i++) {
    returnArray[i] = new Array();
    for(var j=0;j<data.length;j++) {
      if(data[j][0]!='' && searchArray[i][0]==data[j][1] && searchArray[i][1]==data[j][2])
        returnArray[i].push([data[j][0]]); // 0 because we want to return Column 1 of Data.
  return returnArray;


put the above code in your script editor, and then you can use it directly in your Google Spreadsheet or you can use its functionality in the Google Apps Script.

And If you are not much familiar with scripts then check out the following link: 

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