API Specific

Using sheets via Bigquery from Apps Script

The Apps Script team released this post today about integrating BigQuery and sheets. So this means you can use SQL to access any sheets that you’ve linked to bigQuery. You can follow the instructions in […]

API Specific

Patching site html

If you have a fairly large Google Site, and you make mistakes like we all do, at some point you’ll need to do a mass update to all the pages. It happened to me yesterday. […]

API Specific

Direction minimizer – other usages

In Minimizing maps directionfinder api calls I showed how to make the most of your directions API quota in the context of a spreadsheet. Here’s an example of calling it directly, say when you are […]

API Specific

Migrating user and script properties

The old UserProperties and ScriptProperties services have been deprecated and replaced by the new PropertiesService. In the old service, a user property was available from all scripts to a particular user, and a script property […]

API Specific

Finding a Drive App folder by path

Using DriveApp service, sometimes you want to specify a folder path like /abc/def/ghi and get the folder object of ‘ghi’. With the old DocsList service this was possible, but it doesn’t exist with the Drive […]

API Specific

Inviting members to Google Plus from Groups

If you are a regular here, you may have noticed that our forum  has moved from a google groups forum to a Google+ community. I had never noticed before, but there is a groups  service in Apps Script that allows […]

API Specific

Universal analytics for checking co-operating processes

In Instrumenting VBA for Google Analytics and Universal analytics measurement protocol for your GAS libraries I showed how you could us Google Analytics to measure usage of modules and libraries. In db access to a variety of databases from Excel, […]

API Specific

Get GAS library info

There are many references to shared libraries on this site. You can either take a copy of them or use them in place as you wish. I’m always hitting a few problems with a) versions […]

API Specific

Multiple inserts in Fusion Tables

Inserting rows with the Google Apps Script FusionTables service is pretty slow. There are also a bunch of quotas to worry about. Here’s what is says. Note: You can list up to 500 INSERT statements, […]

API Specific

Sheets API – Developer Metadata

  Why Sheets Developer Metadata ? With Sheets API developer metadata, you can associate keys and data with a spreadsheet, sheet, row or column. Previously, if you wanted to ‘remember’ some data attribute, let’s say […]