Streamlining Data Integration: Importing and Calculating Dates from Multiple Google Sheets


4/26/20242 min read

Learn how to efficiently consolidate and analyze data from multiple Google Sheets by importing and calculating dates in a single location. Streamline your workflow and gain insights across various datasets with ease.

To insert data from other Google Sheets and calculate the dates from both sheets in one sheet, you can use the IMPORTRANGE function to import the data from the other sheets and then perform calculations on the combined data. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Import Data from Other Sheets: Use the IMPORTRANGE function to import the data from the other two Google Sheets. Assuming the other sheets are named "Sheet1" and "Sheet2", and you want to import data from cell A1 to B10, the formula would look like this:

    =IMPORTRANGE("spreadsheet_url", "Sheet1!A1:B10")

    Replace "spreadsheet_url" with the URL of the other Google Sheets document.

  2. Combine the Dates: Once you have imported the data from both sheets, you can use the CONCATENATE or the "&" operator to combine the dates from both sheets into one column. Assuming the dates are in column A from both imported ranges, you can use a formula like this:

    =QUERY({IMPORTRANGE("spreadsheet_url1", "Sheet1!A:A"); IMPORTRANGE("spreadsheet_url2", "Sheet1!A:A")}, "SELECT * WHERE Col1 IS NOT NULL", 0)

    This formula creates an array that combines the dates from both sheets and removes any empty rows.

  3. Perform Calculations: Once you have the combined dates in one column, you can perform calculations on them as needed. For example, if you want to find the average of all the dates, you can use the AVERAGE function:


    Assuming the combined dates are in column C.

  4. Adjust Data as Needed: Depending on your specific requirements and the structure of your data, you may need to adjust the formulas and references to suit your needs. Be sure to test the formulas to ensure they are working correctly.

By following these steps, you can import data from multiple Google Sheets, combine the dates into one sheet, and perform calculations on the combined data. This allows you to analyze and work with data from multiple sources in a single location.

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