Are you spending too many late nights copying and pasting data and repeating the same tasks over and over? If so, you're not alone.
Many people struggle with messy data in Google Sheets, but the good news is that there are solutions available. In this section, we'll explore some of the best Google Sheets data management techniques to help you organize your data, save time, and save your sanity.
Why Google Sheets Data Management is Important
Bad data management can lead to errors and inconsistencies in your data, making it difficult to draw accurate conclusions. Your insights might be top notch, but if your data is bad, or messy, you won't ever get to the analysis part. You'll be bogged down with bad data, forever.
That's where Google Sheets data management come in. These tutorials can help you learn new skills and strategies to manage your data more efficiently. Whether you're using Apps Script or formulas or found a great tab naming system, you can find a solution that fits your needs and helps you save time and reduce errors.
I would also recommend checking out more theoretical videos in the Sheet Theory section. These tutorials will open your mind to new techniques beyond step-by-step tutorials.
Sorting and Filtering Data
Tutorials here go beyond just using the filter menu option. You'll learn new formulas like FILTER() and SORT() that give you more control and flexibility.
Beyond Pivot Tables
Using Apps Script
To get started with Apps Script, click on the "Extensions" menu and choose "Apps Script." This will open a new window where you can write and edit your scripts. You can also find pre-written scripts and examples in the Apps Script section here on Better Sheets.
- SUM: Calculates the sum of a range of cells.
- AVERAGE: Calculates the average of a range of cells.
- COUNTIF: Counts the number of cells in a range. based on criteria.
- MAX: Returns the highest value in a range.
- MIN: Returns the lowest value in a range.
Become a Google Sheets Pro
There’s no shortcuts to becoming a Google Sheets pro! Learn more here at Better Sheets