I'm having trouble finding a Google sheet script that does what I need so I figured I would ask if someone could help me. Basically I have a simple sheet setup to track inventory of one item. There is a formula in "G1" on sheet "QAI Stickers" that calculates the remaining inventory and I would like to add a script that emails specific people when the value drops below 11. I also just want it to email when just that value changes and not just when any value in the sheet changes.

Here is what I've been trying to use. I have a trigger setup to run on edit, but it seems to only run if I push play on the script. The program is also telling me that lines 5 & 8 are deprecated.

 function myNotification() {  
  var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();  
  var value = ss.getSheetByName("QAI Stickers").getRange("G1").getValue();  
  if( value < 11 ) {  
    var last = ScriptProperties.getProperty("last");  
    value = value.toString();  
    if( value != last ) {  
     var email = Session.getUser().getEmail();  
     MailApp.sendEmail(email, 'My Notification',  
                    'new value: '+value+'\n\n'+ss.getUrl());  
     ScriptProperties.setProperty("last", value);  
  • Ok, I added the script that I have been trying to use. I can kind or get the basics of what the script is doing if I see it written out, but I really have no clue how to write one of these... Commented Jun 2, 2017 at 17:47
  • Thanks! Much easier for someone to gauge where you are in the process.
    – jonsca
    Commented Jun 2, 2017 at 23:19

1 Answer 1


Make use of triggers to run your script automatically. See Triggers and events Guide

Regarding the deprecrated lines, instead of ScriptProperties we should use the Properties Service.

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