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i need a formula to calculate previous day intraday high from google finance to google sheet.
I AM USING THIS ONE
=GOOGLEFINANCE(A2,"high",today()-1)
BUT ITS NOT WORKING AND GIVING ME ERROR
"When evaluating GOOGLEFINANCE, the query for the symbol: 'HDFCBANK' returned no data."
HERE A2 IS "HDFCBANK" A TICKER..
AND I ALSO DONT WANT DATE COLUMN WITH THE PREVIOUS DAY INTRADAY HIGH PRICE.

Solved by G. E. in 40 mins

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Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:03

Hello! Welcome to Excel chat.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:03

hello

User
02/04/2018 - 10:04

can you solve my problem?

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:04

I am looking at it. Just give me few moments please.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:04

okay

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:05

Please see the formula now.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:06

You have to specify a start and an end date.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:06

idont need date and high with this price

User
02/04/2018 - 10:06

i only need value

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:06

Ok.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:09

Well, that's not possible for historical data.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:09

Even if it's for a single day.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:09

Google doesn't support that.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:10

This is as per from Google support: "Realtime results will be returned as a value within a single cell. Historical data, even for a single day, will be returned as an expanded array with column headers."

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:10

In that case as a workaround, you can hide the date column.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:11

i was manged to do that but for 6 days back, i want to do it for previous day.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:11

et me share formula with you which i used

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:11

Sure.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:11

=INDEX(GOOGLEFINANCE(A2,"high",today()-6,-1),2,2,1)

User
02/04/2018 - 10:12

it gives me value of 6 days back intraday high

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:12

Ok.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:12

Formula is correct. And it works.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:13

but i need it for 1 day back

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:13

Ok. You are not getting that value, because today() - 1 is Sunday and there is no value for that.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:14

Now if you use the same formula tomorrow, it will work.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:14

today()-1 i understand is sunday, beyond 6 if you try any number it works and there were sundays before

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:14

Let's try some days/

User
02/04/2018 - 10:15

sure

User
02/04/2018 - 10:16

try last to last week sunday

User
02/04/2018 - 10:16

will show you the value

User
02/04/2018 - 10:17

today()-8 try this

User
02/04/2018 - 10:17

it was sunday that day

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:17

Yes, got it.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:17

yeah

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:18

So I am just wondering if this has something to do with financial year.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:18

Because in India, all previous 4 or 5 days were holidays.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:19

yes

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:19

And now this is a new financial year.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:19

Ok. Let's see if this works on previous financial year.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:19

market in india just closed 5 minutes ago

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:19

Ok.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:20

For today, that's working.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:21

where?

User
02/04/2018 - 10:21

what formula?

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:21

A3

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:22

Without today, for current data, you don't need to specify the date.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:22

can you paste the formula

User
02/04/2018 - 10:22

dont understand

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:22

=GOOGLEFINANCE("HDFC", "high")

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:23

For current prices, you don't need to specify today().

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:23

This will give today's high price.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:23

this i know

User
02/04/2018 - 10:23

i want to know for previous trading day high

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:24

Then your formula is correct.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:24

For some reasons' it's not working.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:24

=INDEX(GOOGLEFINANCE($A$2,"high",today()-1,-1),2,2,1)

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:24

This should work tomorrow.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:24

that is why i am talking to you

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:25

I understand, but I have shared my best knowledge to you and I am still exploring it further.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:25

My understanding was that it doesn't work for holidays.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:25

And here this has additional complexity of new FY.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:26

okay

User
02/04/2018 - 10:29

ARE YOU THERE?

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:29

Yeah, I am here, checking previous year results.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:30

There is a possibility that it doesn't consider previous intraday high of more than 2 days.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:30

Just give me few moments.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:30

OKAYY

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:32

Yeah, got it.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:33

Last year, Good Friday was on 14th April. Hence that becomes 3 continuous holidays. 14, 15, 16.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:33

So today()-350 is 17 April 2017, that's Monday.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:34

I am sorry.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:34

That's giving some results for sure.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:35

WHY ARE YOU SUBTRACTING 350?

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:38

That was to get 17 april 2017 date.

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:38

Anyway, that's not right. My assumption was that it's not considering that long holiday break while calculating the previous intraday price.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:39

OKAY

User
02/04/2018 - 10:39

I SHOULD WAIT FOR TOMMOROW

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:39

Yes. That's what I am expecting too.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:39

OKAY THNKS

Excelchat Expert
02/04/2018 - 10:40

I hope this will work out for you tomorrow.

User
02/04/2018 - 10:40

LIKEWAISE

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