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How To Use ENCODEURL() Function in Google Sheets


Encodes a string of text for the purpose of using in a URL query.

Common Questions About The ENCODEURL Formula:
• What is the ENCODEURL formula?
• What is the syntax for the ENCODEURL formula?
• What can I do with the ENCODEURL formula?

How Can The ENCODEURL Formula Be Used Appropriately?
• The ENCODEURL formula can take a regular URL as an argument and return it as a web-safe URL that can be used in formulas.
• It can be used to make URLs more web-friendly by removing any extra variables and characters.

How Can The ENCODEURL Formula Be Commonly Mistyped?
• Omitting the enclosing quotation marks around the URL string argument.
• Misplacing the function for ENCODEURL in the middle of a sentence or phrase.

What Are Some Common Ways The ENCODEURL Formula Is Used Inappropriately?
• Attempting to use the ENCODEURL formula for any purpose other than URL encoding.
• Using the wrong URL syntax in the argument for the ENCODEURL formula.

What Are Some Common Pitfalls When Using The ENCODEURL Formula?
• Not including the “=” operator before the formula name.
• Not including the quotation marks around the URL argument string.

What Are Common Mistakes When Using The ENCODEURL Formula?
• Not including the full URL including any query strings or variables.
• Not formatting the URL with proper UTF-8 encoding.

What Are Common Misconceptions People Might Have With The ENCODEURL Formula?
• That the ENCODEURL function is for anything other than for URL encoding.
• Mistaking the ENCODEURL formula as something which can be used to decode URL's as well.

How To Actually Use ENCODEURL() in Sheets


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