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    Google Apps Script for Google Sheets Pulling Formulas from Master to Several Slave Sheets

    I have sample spreadsheets which would make this very easy for you to solve but Excel Forum won't let me post any links yet.

    I need help with ONE FORMULA or ONE SMALL SIMPLE SCRIPT in Google Sheets to solve this spreadsheet problem.

    I have a master spreadsheet with all my formulas in a row.

    I want to have many slave spreadsheets pulling the formulas in via IMPORTRANGE.

    So if I need to change a formula I can change it only in the master and it will propagate.

    Problem is IMPORTRANGE only imports values. not formulas.

    I can import the formulas as text strings without the equal sign from the master to the slave. So now I have a row of all the text of the formulas, but I can't seem to reference those cells to then build the formulas and have Google Sheets recognize them as formulas instead of text strings.

    I tried to combine equal sign and the cell with the formula text:

    ="="&[cell reference with formula as text only without an equal sign]

    the result is the correct text:

    =[my formula]

    but Google Sheets does not recognize it AS a formula. It is just showing it as text!

    How can I have a master sheet of formulas to be used in many slave sheets through importrange? Can I do it without a script?

    And, can a moderator allow me to post some links to my Google Sheets so people can help me? It's very important for me to solve this ASAP for work.

    I read on a forum that:

    "It's possible to do this with Google Apps Script. Use the getFormula / setFormula for single formulas and getFormulas / setFormulas for formulas in a range."
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    Re: Google Apps Script for Google Sheets Pulling Formulas from Master to Several Slave She

    Cross-posted at: https://www.mrexcel.com/forum/excel-...ve-sheets.html

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    Re: Google Apps Script for Google Sheets Pulling Formulas from Master to Several Slave She

    Thank you sorry for not providing a link. Now I know.

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    Re: Google Apps Script for Google Sheets Pulling Formulas from Master to Several Slave She

    The rules say to post a link to your other posts, but I am not allowed to post links. What is the policy in that case?

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    Re: Google Apps Script for Google Sheets Pulling Formulas from Master to Several Slave She

    In that case, provide the link using a QUOTE tag (available on the posting menu) as a wrapper for the link.

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