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.


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 Dec 21 '14 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 – Eight Days of Malaise Dec 21 '14 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 Dec 21 '14 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 – Eight Days of Malaise Dec 21 '14 at 19:24

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