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How macros can be used to build Apps Scripts for cleaning data – Sheets to Apps

Cleaning up data from downloaded accounting reports or from other systems can take up valuable time and resources. In this episode of Sheets to Apps, we’ll walk you through adding automation to your monthly Excel accounting data that records your steps into a script that you can run repeatedly with Google Sheets macro recorder.

From the video description you’ll find all the links you need to the example Google Sheet, instructions and more

Auto respond to feedback via Apps Script – Sheets to Apps

Course evaluations can be a bit overwhelming when receiving mass amounts of feedback, but thanks to Apps Script this is a problem of the past. In this episode of Sheets to Apps, we’ll show you how to create and use an Apps Script for Google Sheets that allows you to respond to feedback on Google Forms via email.

In a recent episode of Sheets to Apps Ben Collins’ clever ‘Respond to feedback from students in a course’ in the G Suite  Solutions Gallery is featured. See the YouTube video description for related links.

Streamline access to resources for vendors via Google Sheet – Sheets to Apps

Need to share a variety of documents with vendors? Don’t want to share access one by one? In this episode of Sheets to Apps, we’ll cover how to use an Apps Script in a Google Sheet to automatically add members to a Google Group, helping you share documents at a large scale that will save you time.

We’ve previously shared the Medium post that provides more details for setting up this solution. If you missed that post or were unclear Alexandrina Garcia-Verdin, better known in the community as AGV, provides a very useful overview.

The code and other resources presented in this episode are available from the video description.

Grant access to resources 🚣 from a Google Sheet in G Suite

Use a Google Group to work cross-functionally with vendors, partners, customers, and volunteers outside of your domain, and scale access to work assignments and leverage security controls.

Share documents, events, and communications with users outside (or inside) your G Suite domain.

Source: Grant access to resources 🚣 from a Google Sheet in G Suite

Automate onboarding of company resources from a Google Sheet – Sheets to Apps

In this episode of Sheets to Apps, we cover how to give newcomers access to resources via Google Forms and an Apps Script that lives in a Google Sheets, making on-boarding new employees simple and easy.

The code and other resources presented in this episode are available from the video description.

Manage new employee equipment requests within Google Sheets – Sheets to Apps

In today’s episode of Sheets to Apps, @TechandEco will show you how to manage new employee equipment requests with Google Sheets.

See the video description for all the links you need including the reference documentation.

Workflow to collect and approve budgets using Apps Script in Google Sheets

Gathering inputs from multiple sources and then taking action on each becomes taxing when the task needs to be realized with frequency and with multiple stakeholders. An example is quarterly or annual budget approvals for a finance team.

In this article the author will share how to use an Apps Script in a Google Sheet to automatically create a budget submission form that you can share with end users, and when their responses arrive in the sheet, you can collaborate with other reviewers to send emails in bulk depending on whether you are approvingrejecting, or asking for more information about their request. The emails use a Google doc as a template that pulls information from the sheet such as a user’s name, the budget values they entered, or special comments.

Source: Workflow to collect and approve budgets using Apps Script in Google Sheets

Faster budgeting with a Google Apps Script custom function

Companies, organizations, households, students, etc all benefit from budget planning in order to optimize savings, because you forecast your total expenses, and then closely monitor the true cost in order to course correct and you reach a savings goal.

In this article the author walks us through how to create our own custom function so we can prepare our annual household budget by entering our expenses in one row and marking their frequency in another (ex: annual, monthly, weekly, daily, or only one time). When we have rows and rows of expenses with different time periods, creating our own formula with a Google Apps Script helps us save a lot of time.

Source: Faster budgeting with a Google Apps Script custom function

Cleanup exported data automatically with Apps Script and advanced formulas in Google Sheets

You may be exporting data from an accounting tool into an .XLS format (Excel spreadsheet) every month, and then manually searching, cleaning, and replacing values. More specifically you probably spend a lot of time finding and replacing duplicates, and performing advanced operations such as a VLOOKUP or a QUERY function in order to pull data from other sheets or digging through records that use unfriendly date timestamps.

In this article TechandEco walks us through how to automate this monthly task by using a Google macro and a custom menu, and invite you to try it out yourself. In the future, you can convert your Excel into a Google Sheet by dragging it or uploading it into a folder in your Google Drive>then second click the file to view its options > open as > Google Sheet.

Source: Cleanup exported data automatically with Apps Script and advanced formulas in Google Sheets

How marketing teams can use Google Apps Script to automate tasks and expand their JavaScript skills

Whether it’s event planning, research aggregation, budgeting, report creation, or reaching out to customers for campaigns; it’s helpful to be able to automate tasks using a script in Google Sheets for example.

Source: How marketing teams can use Google Apps Script to automate tasks and expand their JavaScript…

Build a Google Analytics dashboard 🖥️ with an Apps Script, a Sheets add-on, and Google Sites

If you help manage websites for your organization, and use Google Analytics, you can have data synced directly into a Google Spreadsheet on a routine basis (aka daily at 9am), by installing the Google Analytics add-on in your Sheet.

In addition to using the add-on, you can record your steps using a macro recorder and convert that into a custom menu that automates the setup of your report and creates a summary in chart form.

In this article I walk you through how to build a process to gather unique pageviews for this week, last week, this year, last year, regional location of audience, and top browsers used.

Source: Build a Google Analytics dashboard 🖥️ with an Apps Script, a Sheets add-on, and Google Sites

Create an Apps Script web app to collect phone numbers to text message customers updates 📟

In this article the author elaborates on how to create a basic interface using a standalone Apps Script (based on JavaScript and HTML) in order to collect phone numbers on your website, email signature, or wherever you can embed a URL of this web app and have the phone numbers input, delivered to your Google Sheet.

Source: Create an Apps Script web app to collect phone numbers to text message customers updates 📟

Auto-calculate rooms needed for a conference in a Google Sheet via an Apps Script

Although Google Sheets has more than 400+ built-in functions, I love to show folks how you can create custom functions that you can write for custom problems.

Source: Auto-calculate rooms needed for a conference in a Google Sheet via an Apps Script

Send SMS event updates or discount codes using Twilio from a Google Sheet

Whether it’s a dinner reservation confirmation, a discount code, or a status update via SMS; it’s handy to be able to use a Google Sheet as an interface where you enter desired phone numbers to text along with a unique message for each, especially if you need to concatenate or produce randomized data using formulas in a Sheet as the message.

In this article the author will walk you through how to use a Google Sheet to send text messages using Twilio’s free trial account (an online communications provider that offers texting, calling, etc).

Source: Send SMS event updates or discount codes using Twilio from a Google Sheet

Send content automatically via a Google Sheet and an Apps Script | Sheets to Apps

In this episode of Sheets to Apps, see why it can be handy to use a Google Form to help requestors receive assets like e-books or online white papers automatically by email using Apps Script.

Full tour of Google App Maker’s interface | Sheets to Apps – YouTube

We’ve gone over the basics of App Maker, but now it’s time to explore the interface further. Alexandrina Garcia-Verdin goes over how to utilize and modify tools and widgets, in this episode of Sheets to Apps!

Getting started, quickly build a basic app on Google App Maker – Sheets to Apps – YouTube

In this episode, we give you some brief examples of what kind of apps you can create with App Maker. Learn how to get started and quickly build a basic app on App Maker!

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