In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the label clause using Google Sheets Query.
How to Use the Label Clause (Google Sheets Query)
The Query function in Google Sheets is the program’s most powerful and flexible feature. With this versatile tool, you can use data commands to change the data in Google Sheets. The majority of pivot table functionality may be duplicated by this single function, which takes the place of numerous others.
When you need to add labels to one or more columns in a Google Sheets Query formula or change the labels that are already there, Google Sheets’ label clause comes in handy. In the specified data range, labels can be added to any column.
Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to use label clauses using Google Sheets Query.
Understand Google Sheets Query
Before using an example, you will need to understand how a Google Sheets query work.
=QUERY(data, query, [headers])
Google Sheets query requires 3 arguments:
- the data range you want to look at
- the query you want to run, in quotation marks
- an optional number indicating the number of header rows in your data
Use Label Clauses using Google Sheets Query
Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used for the Google Sheets query formula.
We want to relabel A column to ‘Franchise Name’.
To begin the query formula, we select an empty cell to input the formula. In this example, it will be D1. Then, we will insert an equal symbol followed by ‘QUERY’ and an open bracket. There will be a blue question mark at the side, you can click on it to reveal the arguments needed for this function to work.
Next, we insert our argument. We will select A1: B8 as our data range, which is our first argument. Then, we will insert “select * label A ‘City’, B ‘Sales’ “, which is our second argument. Always remember to close any formulas with a closing bracket to signify that the formula is now complete.
Inserting the asterisk * means you want to extract the entire data range of A1:B8.
Once you press Enter, the labels for columns A and B will be changed to ‘City’ and ‘Sales’. It will look something like this.
- The data returned from the Query function will not be formulated. You can edit the data to your own preferences.
That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.
Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet
In this tutorial, I covered how to use label clauses using Google Sheets Query. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.