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How To Connect Google Sheets To A Database, Using Apps Script

App Script comes with a JDBC Service that lets you connect to MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle databases.

This is a guest post from Mike Ritchie (on benlcollins.com), co-founder of Seekwell.io, which adds SQL to the apps you need it in.

Source: How To Connect Google Sheets To A Database, Using Apps Script

Apps Script V8 Runtime Explained For Non-Professional Developers

Learn how to use modern JavaScript features in your Apps Script code with the release of the Apps Script V8 runtime engine.

Somehow we missed this post from Ben Collins when it was originally published in February, 2020, but it is well worth visiting and adding to our V8 collection of posts. For those still catching up V8 is the new runtime for Google Apps Script which enables modern JavaScript syntax to be used in your code. Ben covers some of the basic differences now possible with V8, with lots of examples.

Source: Apps Script V8 Runtime Explained For Non-Professional Developers

Gmail Mail Merge For A Specific Label With Apps Script – Ben Collins

Every Monday I send out a Google Sheets tip email and occasionally I’ll include a formula challenge…. It would have been too time consuming to reply to all 150 responses manually from my inbox. Since 95% of all my replies would be the same … it was a perfect case for automation.

Ben Collins expertly shares how he automates part of his Gmail inbox to review emails in Google Sheets and prepare draft replies to be sent as responses. As always Ben provides details of each step and the code.

PS Don’t miss Ben’s free Automation With Apps Script course  – enrolment closes 31 January 2020.

Source: Gmail Mail Merge For A Specific Label With Apps Script – Ben Collins

Google Sheets Sort By Color And Google Sheets Filter By Color, With Apps Script

Use Google Apps Script to create Google Sheets sort-by-color and filter-by-color features and replicate the functionality that Excel has.

Love the clever workaround Ben Collins uses to let you filter and/or sort a Google Sheet by cell colour. Ben’s post includes all the code you need and an explanation of how it works … or you can just make a copy of the sheet and start using yourself.

Source: Google Sheets Sort By Color And Google Sheets Filter By Color, With Apps Script

Goal Seek in Google Sheets – How To Use Goal Seek In Google Sheets

Learn how to use Goal Seek in Google Sheets. The Goal Seek feature enables you to change input values to make a formula result match the goal you specify.

We’ve highlighted the new Goal Seek Add-on previous in Pulse, but if you missed it or wanted to see some more practical use cases Ben Collins has expertly covered how to setup and use it.

Source: Goal Seek in Google Sheets – How To Use Goal Seek In Google Sheets

Google Apps Script: A Beginner’s Guide To Learn Apps Script

Great article to help you get started using Google Apps Script. If you’re an experienced user, you’ll find something too.

Learn Google Apps Script with this Beginner guide. See how to extend Google Sheets, Google Docs and other G Suite apps with Google Scripts.

Source: Google Apps Script: A Beginner’s Guide To Learn Apps Script

How to connect the Strava API with Google Sheets and Data Studio

Step-by-step guide to connect to the Strava API with Google Sheets to retrieve athlete data and display it in a stunning Google Data Studio dashboard.

Source: How to connect the Strava API with Google Sheets and Data Studio

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