How do I embed a Google Sheet into a google document and keep the Google Sheet format in the document?

I have got this far with the script but it's not working

function updateData() {
  var ssUrl = 'sheet url';
  var sheetName = 'sheet name';  // name of sheet to use
    var rangeName = 'A1:J45';    // range of values to include 

  var values = SpreadsheetApp.openByUrl(ssUrl)

  var doc = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument();
  var body = doc.getBody();
  var ranges = doc.getNamedRanges('embeddedSheet-range');
  if (ranges.length == 0) {
       tableRange = ranges[0];
    table = tableRange.getRange().getRangeElements()[0].getElement();
    var ind = body.getChildIndex(table);
    table = body.insertTable(ind, values);
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    This appears to be from my script here, but some lines are missing from if statement. I'm not surprised that it's not working if some lines are skipped.
    – user79865
    Apr 20, 2016 at 19:19
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    – Rubén
    Apr 20, 2016 at 21:59

1 Answer 1


You seem to be missing the bottom section of this from Bookends original:

  var rangeBuilder = doc.newRange();
  doc.addNamedRange('embeddedSheet-range', rangeBuilder.build());

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