Learn how the Google Tables Apps Script Bot works and see an example of data enrichment using the Mattermark API.
In this post, I’ll show you how to use the new Google Tables Apps Script Bot. When something happens in your Google Table – a new row, or a value changes – a bot can be set to trigger an Apps Script function. It opens up a world of new possibilities.
While the Tables beta has been announced as joining Google Cloud it is still limited to US users. In the meantime for those outside the US we are limited to watching from the sidelines. Fortunately we can watch through the expert eyes of community members, in this case the esteemed Ben Collins. In this post Ben highlights how the experimental Tables Apps Script integration can be used to develop bots.
If you have a Nest thermostat at home, you can access it from your Google Sheet by using Apps Script to connect to the Smart Device Management API. It means you can do some cool stuff like build a virtual, working Nest thermostat in your Google Sheet
Explore the fantastic new Google Apps Script IDE and see features that will make your life easier, whether you’re a beginner or pro developer.
Ben Collins can never be accused of slacking off and this post is the perfect example. As announced on Totally Unscripted the new Apps Script IDE is rolling out and Ben lists 135 features for developers to look out for. View the source post for these features plus a video of Ben highlighting his favorites.
Learn how to merge cells in Google Sheets, when to use them and when to avoid them [and] finding merged cells in your Google Sheet using Apps Script
Some very useful guidance from Ben Collins on merged cells within Google Sheets. As well as how to merge/unmerge cells Ben also highlights some of the pitfalls when merging cells. The post also includes a very useful snippet for detecting merged cells using .getMergedRanges().
Tutorial on how to build an Alexa Rank tracker in Google Sheets, using the powerful IMPORTDATA and REGEXEXTRACT functions and Apps Script.
Clever post from Ben Collins highlighting how Google Sheets functions can be used to scrape Alexa tracking data. As a bonus Ben includes a little snippet of Google Apps Script to let you archive data over time.
Learn how to use Google Cloud’s Natural Language API to do sentiment analysis on tickets submitted to a Google Tables Support Issue Tracker. We’ll use Google Tables as the platform for our Support Tracker and Apps Script to connect to the Cloud Natural Language API.
Great example from Ben Collins building on the work of Alicia Williams which shows how you can interact with your Google Tables with Google Apps Script. As part of this solution Ben uses the new Tables Service, which is the latest Advanced Service to hit Google Apps Script, connecting to the Google Cloud Natural Language API. Click through to the source for all the details you need to get started.
Note: Google Tables beta is currently only available in the U.S.
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.
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.