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Questions tagged [google-apps-script]

For questions about using Google Apps Script to extend Google applications

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How can I comment several dozen cells using data from cells?

I want to turn some long-winded strings into comments on nine sets of 96 cells so they're just visible on mouse-over. How can I do this without manually going to Insert Comment and copy-pasting 864 ...
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Want to email specific spreadsheet row data on event

Scenario Basic support ticket clone: Users submit a form (e.g. answering fault reporting questions) Data is obviously stored as rows in the corresponding spreadsheet I've added an onEvent trigger to ...
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Importing data into a Google Forms response sheet

I have some Google Forms and would like to import legacy survey data into the responses spreadsheet, so as to benefit from the data presentation features (having the combined data set) but I've been ...
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Alternating colors for lines in Google docs spreadsheet

I have a shared Google spreadsheet where several users have already filled out parts. It would be useful to have alternately colored lines to facilitate correct placement of additional data. Is ...
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Automated solution to delete certain Gmail messages older than n days

I need to delete certain Gmail messages older than n days (I can get the whole set though a search string). I know this is not possible directly within Gmail (see for instance this question) so I am ...
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How can I make some data on a Google Spreadsheet auto-sorting using onOpen?

I was working with @W0lf here but I am unable to comment/continue the conversation anymore. I am trying to use autosort function onOpen but is not working: function onOpen(event) { var ss = ...
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Link to specific sheet in Google spreadsheet

I have a complicated Google spreadsheet with many sheets and a table of contents. Is there some way to create a link to the sheet names so that with a click one can go directly to the sheet? That is: ...
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Securing and sharing a non-web file (ie. PDF) on Google Sites site

I'm creating a really simple Google Site where I would like to share a free but valuable document with people. But I don't simply want to share it. I would like this to follow this process: user ...
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Return an offset cell value, where last occurrence in range is matched

I have a worksheet like this: || A | B | C | ---++--------+-------+-----| ---++--------+-------+-----| 1 || 1 | a | | 2 || 2 | b | | 3 || 3 | X ...
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Calculating shaded cells

I am using Google Spreadsheets to create a matrix (time/activity) as a daily schedule for staff to sign into. Is there a formula to calculate the number of cells in a column that are shaded (or not ...
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Text to columns conversion in Google Spreadsheets

How do you do a text-to-columns conversion in Google Spreadsheets? For example, I have the following data string in one cell: 5,233,6,2,6,7,2,2,6,6 I want to break it apart by the comma separator ...
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Viewing all group contacts information in one page

Say I have 5 contacts in a group. I would like to see all their details in one page (/view), preferably separated by an horizontal line between every contact. Is something like this possible?
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GmailApp service for consumer Gmail accounts?

I successfully set up Gmail Snooze in my google apps accounts (for work) and I like it so much that I want to set it up for my personal email, too (@gmail.com). I followed all the same instructions, ...
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Is there a way to add a row to a Google Spreadsheet via a script?

I'd like to be able to call a script, which will add a row to a Google Spreadsheet, and manage stuff like user login. For example, gdocs_addrow --id <doc-id> name="John Doe" age="31" I know ...
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How do I reference existing formulas from custom formulas in Google Spreadsheet Scripts?

I want something essentially like this: function contains(arg1, arg2) { return NOT(ISERROR(search(arg1, arg2))); } But NOT and ISERROR are undefined even though using =ISERROR(...) works in the ...
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Batch copying/renaming in Google Docs

I need to copy and rename a base form (a spreadsheet) to several other forms in Google Docs. Imagine I have the following form: My Base Form - @name (@course) After running the script or whatever, I ...
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How to create a filter in Gmail to delete old messages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I setup a filter in Gmail to delete message older than 1 month? Is there a way to get Gmail to delete messages from a particular user after a certain amount of time ...
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Is it possible to setup a filter in Gmail to delete message older than one month? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Webapp to delete certain Gmail messages older than n days? The reason I need that is because I need to subscribe to some open source project mail list and I don't need to ...
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Parse HTML through Google Spreadsheet using scripting

I'm trying to speed up the process of getting values from an HTML page to a Google Docs Spreadsheet through scripting. I remember Microsoft Excel had the import data function, but I don't own a copy ...
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How to toggle every other column between visible/hidden in my Google Sheets?

I have a Google spreadsheet with my monthly balance sheet for my company. I keep track of estimated and actual like this: Expense | Jan11 Actual | Jan11 Estimate | Dec10 Actual | Dec10 Estimate | etc....
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How can I use Google's functions in a spreadsheet's script?

When I use a function such as =importXml("http://www.google.com", "//a/@href") in a Google Spreadsheet cell, it works just fine. However, when I try to use the same function in a script, it gives an ...
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How to pass a range into a custom function in Google Spreadsheets?

I want to create a function which takes in a range... something like: function myFunction(range) { var firstColumn = range.getColumn(); // loop over the range } A cell would reference it using: ...
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Is there any way to create a timestamp in a Google Spreadsheet?

I use PSPad as a text editor, which allows you to press Alt + D to insert a timestamp, e.g.: 2010-07-17 23:45:44 Is there a way to do this in a Google Spreadsheet?
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Is there any way to script a Google Docs spreadsheet?

I have a really complex spreadsheet in Google Docs, and while it works, having the ability to script it a bit (à la VBA in Microsoft Office) would make it a lot cleaner. I heard that this is doable in ...
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How can I set conditional formatting on a particular cell that depends on another cell's value?

In my example I would like to conditionally format column B cells. Those marked with x should be formatted according to value in column A (in the example the value is 1): A | B 1 | x 2 | 3 | 1 | x ...