Google Sheets

VDB: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use VDB in Google Sheets?

VDB stands for Vertical Database. It is a feature in Google Sheets that allows you to create a database of information that is organized vertically, instead of horizontally. This can be useful for tracking data that is related to each other, such as customer information, order information, or product information. To create a VDB, you first need to create a spreadsheet with the information that you want to track. Then, you need to create a table with the same information. The table should be in the first column of the spreadsheet, and each row should contain the information for one instance of the data. Next, you need to select the table and go to the Data menu. Choose "Vertical Database." This will create a VDB for the table. You can then use the VDB to track the data in the table. For example, you can create charts or graphs that show the trend of the data over time.

What is the syntax of VDB in Google Sheets?

The syntax of VDB in Google Sheets is very simple. To create a new VDB, you just need to enter the following formula in a cell:

=VDB()

To add a new table to your VDB, you just need to enter the following formula in a cell:

=VDB.addTable("Table Name","Table Description")

To add a new column to your table, you just need to enter the following formula in a cell:

=VDB.addColumn("Column Name","Column Description")

To add a new row to your table, you just need to enter the following formula in a cell:

=VDB.addRow("Row Name","Row Description")

To get the value of a particular cell in your table, you just need to enter the following formula:

=VDB.getValue("Column Name","Row Name")

What is an example of how to use VDB in Google Sheets?

One way to use VDB in Google Sheets is to create a drop-down menu of choices that are stored in a separate sheet. For example, you could create a sheet with a list of states and another sheet with a list of cities in each state. In the first sheet, you would create a drop-down menu of states. In the second sheet, you would create a drop-down menu of cities in each state. When you select a state from the first drop-down menu, the second drop-down menu would automatically populate with the cities in that state.

When should you not use VDB in Google Sheets?

VDB is not always the best option for data in Google Sheets. Here are some times when you should not use VDB:

-If you have a list of items with multiple columns, use a table instead of VDB.

-If you have a large amount of data, use a Google BigQuery table instead of VDB.

-If you need to join data from multiple tables, use a Google BigQuery table instead of VDB.

-If you need to use SQL to query your data, use a Google BigQuery table instead of VDB.

What are some similar formulae to VDB in Google Sheets?

There are a few similar formulae to VDB in Google Sheets. Some of these include:

1. The AVERAGE formula: This formula calculates the average of a given set of numbers. To use this formula, simply enter the numbers you want to calculate the average of in the first row, and then enter the formula "=AVERAGE(A1:A10)" in the cell where you want the average to appear.

2. The SUM formula: This formula calculates the sum of a given set of numbers. To use this formula, simply enter the numbers you want to calculate the sum of in the first row, and then enter the formula "=SUM(A1:A10)" in the cell where you want the sum to appear.

3. The MAX formula: This formula calculates the maximum of a given set of numbers. To use this formula, simply enter the numbers you want to calculate the maximum of in the first row, and then enter the formula "=MAX(A1:A10)" in the cell where you want the maximum to appear.

4. The MIN formula: This formula calculates the minimum of a given set of numbers. To use this formula, simply enter the numbers you want to calculate the minimum of in the first row, and then enter the formula "=MIN(A1:A10)" in the cell where you want the minimum to appear.

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