What does the tag mean?

This tag is for spreadsheet questions where the question or answers involve an in-the-cell worksheet function, as opposed to some form of code.

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Worksheet functions are usually like the following that you can type directly into the cell:



=YEARFRAC(DateOne, DateThree, Basis)

These are built-in to the cell functionality. This is opposed to if you have to write a script or macro to do some other calculation or such like.

The tag description is henceforth and shall be asking for answers where you do not have to write a macro, but instead are looking to use an in-built cell formula for the results.

  • When we ask a question, we would usually tag it with google-spreadsheet or MSExcel. Then, shouldn't no-scripts be the default behavior? I mean shouldn't the question be tagged as scripts if you want script and if you don't tag it as such it's taken for granted that you are looking for a worksheet solution?
    – Pacerier
    Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 15:31
  • Maybe you're asking about how to better use a worksheet-function, something that you want to limit to that, instead of allowing for workarounds with scripts Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 15:43
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    But tagging it with google-spreadsheet or microsoft-excel already implies that worksheet-functions are included. So what's the point of adding the worksheet-function tag? Should we propose that it be removed?
    – Pacerier
    Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 17:07
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    Not all the time. Some times you want specifically on the worksheet function. Other times you want to talk about general use of the web app Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 19:24

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