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Sites Catalog - Google Apps Script Examples

Sites Catalog - Google Apps Script Examples | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it
The add-on Sites Catalog lists all the Google Sites a user has access to. Google Apps administrators (full admin) can list all sites created on their Google Apps domain
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Oauth2 step by step - apps script authentication for the Google Drive JSON API - Desktop Liberation

Oauth2 step by step - apps script authentication for the Google Drive JSON API - Desktop Liberation | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it
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How to remove the header from a Google document once added - Web Applications Stack Exchange

How to remove the header from a Google document once added - Web Applications Stack Exchange | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it
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Adding Metadata to Google Docs with Google Apps Script

Adding Metadata to Google Docs with Google Apps Script | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it
A couple of months ago I had started working on an export tool that would export a Google doc in the OU-XML format. The rationale? The first couple of drafts of the teaching material that will be d...
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Explorations from Open University lecturer Tony Hirst (@psychemedia) on using Google Apps Script to add metadata to Docs

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Adding metadata to Google Docs will require a little Google Apps Script programming, but the result is a small application that allows you to add metadata to documents. These metadata will make finding documents easier.

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Turn Google Sheets into an Amazon Price Tracker with Google Apps Script

Turn Google Sheets into an Amazon Price Tracker with Google Apps Script | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it
You can use Google Sheets to keep track of prices of products listed on the Amazon shopping website and get email alerts when the prices go down or up.
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Another great script project from Amit Agarwal, this one integrating with the Amazon’s Product Advertising API 

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Barcode scanning with Google Apps Script  and Chromebook

Barcode scanning with Google Apps Script  and Chromebook | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it

Demonstration by +Lenny Cunningham of some Google Apps Script he's developed to handle inventory using a barcode scanner interfacing with Google Sheets 

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if you look in the sheets shared at top of the original post you can see the script for barcode handling e.g. See Location 1 Medical Inventory sheet Tools > Script Editor

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Doctopus and Goobric to Grade Google Classroom Assignments

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Doctopus and Goobric to Grade Google Classroom Assignments | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it

"Doctopus and Goobric are Google Sheets Add-ons. In the videos ... Justin Brink demonstrates how to use Doctopus and Goobric with Google Classroom."

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Bruce Mcpherson: A year in apps script and my bucket list

Bruce Mcpherson: A year in apps script and my bucket list | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it

2014 has been an eventful year for Google Apps Script with some great new capabilities arriving (add-ons), as well some useful ones (ScriptDB) being deprecated. In this post I'll cover my highlights and lowlights of the Apps Script year, and would love to have your opinions on

* did I miss anything significant this year, and do you agree with my comments?

* what do you think the best thing that happened this year in Apps Script?

* .. and the worst ?

* what an 'apps script bucket list' should contain.

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Mark Archived Gmail as Read with Apps Script

Mark Archived Gmail as Read with Apps Script | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it
A while back, Android added the ability for some of its notifications to be directly acted upon from the notification shade, such as archiving a Gmail message. More recently, this same functionality came to Android Wear.
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gdcmdtools command line tool for Google Apps Script

"If you like to deploy your GAS project with command line tools, you can check the tool, gdcmdtools. It supports the GAS project import and export. After that you can manage your GAS project easily with version control system(ex: git)."
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Speeding up HtmlService in Apps Script - Google Apps Developer Blog

Speeding up HtmlService in Apps Script - Google Apps Developer Blog | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it

"Apps Script's HTML service is a great way to easily build user interfaces for Docs, Sheets, and Forms add-ons. However, HTML service is S-L-O-W. And until today there have been quite a few restrictions on using HTML service, including the inability to use a variety of JavaScript libraries.

Today, we are introducing an update to HTML service — IFRAME sandbox mode. Using this sandbox mode, you can significantly improve the performance. There are three key benefits.

 

1. Your UI loads up much faster

2. Standard HTML, JavaScript, and CSS features are now available without any restrictions.

3. It requires very few code changes: just set the SandboxMode to IFRAME:

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Post also notes UI and DocsList service is deprecated.

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Real-time logs analysis using Fluentd and BigQuery

Real-time logs analysis using Fluentd and BigQuery | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it
Mandy Waite "A new tutorial for doing real-time logs analysis with with Fluentd and Google BigQuery. Covers the following steps (requires some billable components of Google Cloud Platform):  - Run an nginx web server in a Google Compute Engine instance.  - Log browser traffic to that server using Fluentd.  - Query the logged data using the BigQuery web UI and using Google Apps Script from a Google Spreadsheet.  - Visualize the query results in a chart within a Google Spreadsheet that automatically refreshes."
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An update on the migration of older spreadsheets to the new Google Sheets

An update on the migration of older spreadsheets to the new Google Sheets | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it

"Back in November 2014, we announced that older spreadsheets (those created prior to Dec 2013, including any subsequent copies) would start being gradually migrated to the new version of Google Sheets for Google Apps domains on the Rapid release track, with Scheduled domains to follow

...Simpler spreadsheets will be upgraded first, while those that use Apps Script and more complex features will be migrated weeks to months later to ensure a seamless transition."

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Edit All Your Calendar Events at Once with This Google Script

Edit All Your Calendar Events at Once with This Google Script | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it
Editing individual events on Google Calendar isn't difficult at all, but changing all of the events? Pretty hard without some sort of program, like this bulk edit calendar script.
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Simplify your Google Analytics Reporting with Add-ons for Google Sheets - Analytics Blog

Simplify your Google Analytics Reporting with Add-ons for Google Sheets - Analytics Blog | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it

"It's common for Google Analytics users to use spreadsheets to analyze their Google Analytics data or combine it with another data source. But exporting your data from Google Analytics to Google Sheets is a manual process, and it can be tedious if you run reports frequently or manage multiple accounts. With the release of Add-ons for Google Sheets, getting your Google Analytics data into Google Sheets has never been easier!

 Add-ons allow you to extend the power of Google Sheets by automating common tasks and integrating with external services. The Google Analytics Spreadsheet Add-on allows you to access your Google Analytics data, right from within a spreadsheet!"

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Great to see Google Apps Script being used and promoted by other Google product teams :)

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Early work from Andrew Stillman on recording and saving audio files using Google Apps Script

Early work from Andrew Stillman on recording and saving audio files using Google Apps Script | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it
I recently tested a small JS library for handling the recording and download of audio files in Chrome and it uses an HTML web "Worker," which fails in… - Andrew Stillman – Google+
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Check the comments thread to see how this is developing

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Release notes for update to Google Apps Script DbAbstraction libraries

Release notes for update to Google Apps Script DbAbstraction libraries | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it

"Release notes for update to Apps Script DbAbstraction libraries. 

Lots of changes - a brief summary of the highlights..
* transactions now implemented, with rollback for selected drivers
* a new driver - scratchDB - this is a transient database that sticks around for as long as you use it, otherwise it cleans itself away
* updates to Orchestrate to be able to same complex queries as other back ends"

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Some minimal UiApp to HtmlService conversions...…

Some minimal UiApp to HtmlService conversions...… | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it

Some minimal UiApp to HtmlService conversions... - Bryan Patterson – Google+

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Using Drive API within Google Apps Script to create a file/folder skipping root

"For those interested in using Drive API within Google Apps Script to create a sub folder and file within a specified Drive folder that skips the "root""

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How to make Google Spreadsheet editable only at certain times - Web Applications Stack Exchange

How to make Google Spreadsheet editable only at certain times - Web Applications Stack Exchange | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it
"With the following script you can restrict access (view only) to your Google Spreadsheet."
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Google Apps Script locking and optimum wait times and the golden ratio

Google Apps Script locking and optimum wait times and the golden ratio | Google Apps Script | Scoop.it

"You are probably familiar with the Google Apps Script Lock Service, which is a way of preventing concurrent access to sections of code. It works well, but the problem is that it's a fairly blunt instrument.


Let's say that you want to use the same code to deal with multiple resources - say a spreadsheet tab. With lock service you'd  lock  all spreadsheet tabs that were accessed by that code.  This is especially a problem if you are using shared libraries which may be accessed by many people accessing many resources."

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