In this tutorial, we are going to create an interactive story chain app that we can embed into a Google Site or your own site like WordPress.
Yagi uses a simple but very effective interactive story chain app to explore and explain some very powerful Apps Script functionality all developers should know about. This includes using the
which can be used to prevent concurrent access to sections of code. Yagi also highlights some recent discussions around the limitations of Web Apps and concurrent users. Click through to the source for all this and more.
Source: Creating an embedded interactive Chain Story app with Google Apps Script and Google Sheets – Yagisanatode
If you have ever done any work in Google Sheets you might have come across the incredibly useful UNIQUE function. This function can take a single row or multiple rows and generate a list of unique cell values.
Sometime you might have a use case where you need to replicate the UNIQUE functionality in Google Apps Script. … Whatever the case, knowing how to to create a unique array from a 1-dimensional array or a 2-dimensional array is an important part of your toolkit as a coding goat 🐐.
Source: Creating Unique Ranges from 2D Arrays in Google Apps Script – Yagisanatode
Source: Google Apps Script: How to Add and Remove Editors to a Google Sheet based on Sheet Data – Yagisanatode
Imagine if you have a set of data, say, Cat, Dog, Goat and you want to create a new column where each item is repeated 3 times. Essentially what we are doing here is spreading out our original … There is no real easy approach to do these things with the standard Google Sheets Formulas (Known as Functions in Google Sheets). Fortunately, we can create custom functions with Google Apps Script to do the job.
In this post, I will go over the 3 custom functions that I created to solve these three problems. I’ll then provide a quick-use guide if you just want to dive in and get started using them. Finally, I go over some of the interesting parts of the Google Apps Script code for those of you who wish to learn more about creating your own custom functions.
Source: Google Apps Script: 3 Google Sheets Custom Functions to Allocate Items from a Column and Spread Them Out into a New Column N Times – Yagisanatode
Use Google Apps Script, Google Slides and Google Sheets to quickly automate creating a Certificate of Attendance and send it to attendees.
Nice example using Google Apps Script to generate and share .pdf documents via email. The source has all the code you need to get going on this.
Source: Google Apps Script: Automated PDF Certificated Creator That Is Emailed to the Attendee – Yagisanatode
Have you ever asked for a list from a client, another department or agency and instead of saving into a file that might even be considered marginally useful, they give it to you as a pdf. … Continue reading “Google Apps Script: Extract Specific Data From a PDF and insert it into a Google Sheet”
Yagi shares a comprehensive walk-through of how you can sometimes extract data from .PDF documents using Google Apps Script and the advance Drive service. The solution is also able to work on .PDFs created from images using the built-in OCR features of Google Drive and you might want to drop the
function shared in the post.
Source: Google Apps Script: Extract Specific Data From a PDF and insert it into a Google Sheet – Yagisanatode
Google Classroom has become one of the darlings of the teaching world that has come out of this crisis. Its shallow learning curve and attractive UI made it an obvious choice for most educators. Oh, and I am sure the fact that it is free helped too.
One of the limitations is that you cannot simply upload grades from, say Google Sheets or another assessment tool. Well…not directly in the Google Classroom platform, yet.
This tutorial runs through the basics of uploading grades from Google Sheets into Google Classroom using Google Apps Script with the Classroom API.
Source: Google Apps Script: Upload grades into a Google Classroom Coursework Assignment – Yagisanatode
This simple tutorial should get you started with grabbing text from a Google Doc for other uses. You could certainly make a lot of changes to the code to introduce more search rules. Likewise, you could use regular expressions to search for some really cool stuff, but for a simple overview this should get you started.
This post provides a detailed how-to of getting a list of information from the document that you have noticed are between two sets of characters.
Source: Google Apps Script: Get Google Doc Text Based on Reference Characters – Yagisanatode
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night thinking – phawh! I’d really like to know how many words there are in a paragraph – Or stopped mid-chew on some arbitrary item carelessly left in the paddock by the boss and thought – geez! If there was only a way to count the number of sentences in a paragraph in a cell in Google Sheets!?
In this short tutorial, Yagisanatode will show you how to get the total count of words in a cell and the total count of sentences in a cell in Google Sheets. They even have a how-to on getting the average sentence length in a paragraph.
Source: Google Sheets: Get the Number of Words or Sentences in a Cell (Paragraph) – Yagisanatode
Have you ever wanted to delete or add columns in a Google Sheet, based on another set of Sheet data?
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use Google Apps Script to update your headers based on another sheets values. These sheets values can come from the current Google Sheet workbook or another one. We will also ensure that the data below the headers is migrated along with the new header location.
Source: Google Apps Script: Add and removed Google Sheets columns based on a search array
One of the major regular tasks that Google Apps Scripts can do for Google Sheets is to automate the transformation of data from one state to another.
Sometimes this task can simply be accomplished by building dynamic templates using the vast functionality of Google Sheets. Other times automation via Google Apps Script is a better tool for the job.
Source: Google Apps Script Course – Intro: 2D Array Data Transformation for Google Sheets – Yagisanatode
Have you ever experienced the warning about “number of columns in the data does not match the number of columns in the range” when trying to set values or paste a range of values back into your Google Sheet with Google Apps Script?
Check out this post to see how this script can help you fill out your column data to match the number of columns in a range.
Source: Google Apps Script: Filling out your column data to match the number of columns in a range – Yagisanatode
This little tutorial is going to guide us through the steps that will allow us to work, push and pull Google Apps Script code from the online editor to Visual Studio Code.
Related to the clasp CLI from Google, this short guide gets you set up with clasp, installing an auto-completion library, and pushing a project from VS Code to your Apps Script project online.
Source: Working with Google Apps Script in Visual Studio Code using clasp – Yagisanatode
I’m a public school teacher writing Apps Script projects to manage documentation and to make life easier in general. You can read more on my blog, blog.ohheybrian.com or follow me on Twitter, @bennettscience.
In this tutorial, Yagisanatode (@LifeOfSpy) is going to build a simple seat booking Google Form that will contain a registeree’s name and the session that they wish to attend. Each time a registeree submits a request to book a seat for a session, that seat is taken from the list displaying only the remaining seats for that session for when the next user submits the form.
Source: Create a seat booking form with Google Forms, Google Sheets and Google Apps Script – Yagisanatode