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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]