Just wondering if anyone has any experience using some of the various AI-powered spreadsheet formula generators/translators? Thought I would give one a try and post an example here.

@jpfieber created a Budget Plan add-on, described here: Budget Plan - Google Sheets

Per instructions, you have to paste this formula into your Categories sheet:

`=IF(ISBLANK(\$A2),"",IFERROR(SUMIF('Budget Plan'!\$E\$4:\$E\$200,\$A2,OFFSET('Budget Plan'!\$L\$4:\$L\$200,0,MATCH(DATEVALUE(E\$1),'Budget Plan'!\$M\$3:\$X\$3,0))),0))`

Using the Chrome Extension from AIExcelBot.com you get this text-based explanation of the formula:

1. If cell A2 is blank, return a blank value.
2. Otherwise, look for the value in A2 in the range E4:E202 in the sheet named âBudget Planâ.
3. If the value is found, sum the corresponding values in the range L4:L202 in the sheet âBudget Planâ.
4. The corresponding values are determined by finding the column in the range M3:X3 in the sheet âBudget Planâ that matches the date value in cell F1.

Seems like this type of feature could be very useful, helping regular users understand fomulas used by add-ons and helping add-on creators develop better add-ons!

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I am finding that I am turning more and more to ChatGPT for help with Google formulas and scripts. Itâs amazing what it can do! One of my favourite questions, is âcan you make this google apps script (or formula) more efficient, and readableâ. Also, it is very helpful when I ask it to explain how to use a google function. It works best with smaller chunks of code. The more complicated formulas, it getâs confused faster. But itâs an amazing conversation when it produces code with errors. I tell it that I got an error message with the code it provided, and I tell it what the error message was. It tries its best to fix it and sometimes, it does. Alas, I tried to get it to show me itâs âShadow selfâ, with zero success. Maybe thatâs a good thing, as I donât want it making threats like the Bing AI does if you push it too far! The AIExcelBot.com extension sounds interesting. I like to have these functions and formulas explained to me. ChatGPT does that too, but I like the format of the one you are using.

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Also, ChatGPT can create recipes! Just ask it what you want, and it will produce it. You can even ask it to modify it to suit you!

At this point, Iâm using ChatGPT almost daily to improve my personal spreadsheets. Thereâs also a good convo about this over here: Google Sheets + ChatGPT - #6 by nlynton

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For people curious about using ChatGPT in Google Sheets, here are some resources for safely getting started: 7 Ways To Easily Connect ChatGPT To Google Sheets - Tiller