I am a novice to google app scripts. However I need to copy selected rows (with a checkbox) to a second sheet. I am using this code below. However it copies the entire source sheet. I only need rows that I select to be copied. Can someone please show me how to add a "checkbox" within the script so only the rows I checked are copied. Thanks


function copyRows() {
  var ss=SpreadsheetApp.getActive();
  var ssh=ss.getSheetByName("data 1");
  var tsh=ss.getSheetByName("Sheet1");
  var srg=ssh.getRange(2,1,ssh.getLastRow()+1,ssh.getLastColumn());//assume 1 header row
  var svs=srg.getValues();
  var trg=tsh.getRange(2,1,tsh.getLastRow()+1,1);//assume 1 header row
  var tvs=trg.getValues().map(function(r){return new Date(r[0]).valueOf();});
//if it is not in the target then append it to the target
    if(tvs.indexOf(new Date(r[0]).valueOf())==-1) {

Note: my header does not contain a date column as mentioned below. However I will ask questions on that later.


1 Answer 1


Use Array.filter(), like this:

function appendCheckedRows() {
  const checkboxColumn = 3; // column C
  const ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActive();
  const data = ss.getRange('data 1!A2:Z')
    .filter(row => row[checkboxColumn - 1] === true);
  const targetSheet = ss.getSheetByName('Sheet1');
  data.forEach(row => targetSheet.appendRow(row));

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