Google Sheets Programming With Google Apps Script (2015 Revision Complete)
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Completed on 2015-09-29
About the Book
All those who buy this version and those who have bought it already will get future updates and additions for free (2015 revision is complete).
Google Spreadsheets and Google Apps Scripts (GAS) are both evolving rapidly so I want to ensure that the material presented here remains up-to-date and continues to improve. Please email me details of any errors you find or with any suggestions you have for new material.
- Write user-defined spreadsheet functions.
- Manipulate the key Google API objects.
- Build user interfaces.
- Interact with other Google applications and services.
- Use a MySQL database running in the Cloud as a back-end data store.
Throughout there is an emphasis on practical applications.
It provides well documented code examples that can be cut-and-pasted and then modified to suit the reader's needs.
There is also an appendix for experienced Excel VBA users that shows common spreadsheet coding techniques in both VBA and Google Apps Script.
All the example code in this book is available for download as a single file at https://github.com/Rotifer/GoogleSpreadsheetProgramming_2015
Please send any feedback/queries/correction/requests for clarification to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
- 1.1 Google Sheets
- 1.2 Google Apps Script (GAS)
- 1.4 Summary Of Topics Covered
- 1.5 Software Requirements For This Book
- 1.6 Intended Readership
- 1.7 Book Code Available On GitHub
- 1.8 My Blog On Google Spreadsheet Programming
- 1.8 Guideline On Using This Book
- 1.9 2015 Update Notes
Chapter 2: Getting Started
- 2.1 Introduction
- 2.2 Google Apps Script Examples
- 2.2 Executing Code – One Function At A Time
- 2.3 Summary
Chapter 3: User-Defined Functions
- 3.1 Introduction
- 3.2 Built-in Versus User-Defined Functions
- 3.3 Why Write User-Defined Functions
- 3.4 What User-Defined Functions Cannot Do
- 3.7 Using JSDoc To Document Functions
- 3.8 Checking Input And Throwing Errors
- 3.9 Encapsulating A Complex Calculation
- 3.10 Numeric Calculations
- 3.11 Date Functions
- 3.12 Text Functions
- 3.14 Using A Function Callback
- 3.15 Extracting Useful Information About The Spreadsheet
- 3.16 Using Google Services
- 3.18 Summary
Chapter 4: Spreadsheets and Sheets
- 4.1 A Note On Nomenclature
- 4.2 Native And Host Objects
- 4.3 A Note On Method Overloading In Google Apps Script
- 4.5 Object Hierarchies
- 4.6 SpreadsheetApp
- 4.7 The Spreadsheet Object
- 4.8 The Sheet Object
- 4.9 Practical Examples Using Spreadsheet And Sheet Objects
- 4.10 Summary
Chapter 5: The Range Object
- 5.1 Introduction
- 5.2 Range Objects Are Complex
- 5.3 Creating A Range Object
- 5.4 Getting And Setting Range Properties
- 5.5 The Range offset() Method
- 5.6 The Sheet Data Range
- 5.8 Named Ranges
- 5.9 Practical Examples
- 5.11 Concluding Remarks
- 5.12 Summary
Chapter 6: MySQL And JDBC
- 6.1 Introduction
- 6.2 What Is JDBC?
- 6.3 MySQL Preliminaries
- 6.4 Connecting to a Cloud MySQL Database from the mysql Client
- 6.5 An Overview of JDBC
- 6.6 Note on Code Examples
- 6.7 Connecting to the Database
- 6.8 Create, Load, Query, Update and Delete a Database Table
- 6.9 Prepared Statements
- 6.10 Transactions
- 6.11 Database Metadata
- 6.12 A Practical GAS Example
- 6.13 Summary
Chapter 7: User Interfaces - Menus and Forms
- 7.1 Introduction
- 7.2 Adding A Menu
- 7.3 Building Forms With HtmlService
- 7.3.3 Defining Form Layout in CSS
- 7.4 Transferring Data from Google Sheets To an HtmlService Web Application
- 7.5 Create Professional-looking Forms the Easy Way - Use Bootstrap
- 7.6 Summary
Chapter 8: Google Drive, Folders, Files, And Permissions
- 8.1 Introduction
- 8.2 List Google Drive File And Folder Names
- 8.3 Creating And Removing Files And Folders
- 8.4 Adding Files To And Removing Files From Folders
- 8.5 File And Folder Permissions
- 8.6 Practical Examples
- 8.7 Summary
Chapter 9: Email and Calendars
- 9.1 Introduction
- 9.2 Sending An Email Using MailApp
- 9.3 Sending An Email With An Attachment Using MailApp
- 9.4 GmailApp
- 9.5 Calendars
- 9.6 Summary
Appendix A: Excel VBA And Google Apps Script Comparison
- Spreadsheets and Sheets
Appendix B: Final Notes
- Additional Resources
- Getting Source code For This Book From Github
- Blog Updates
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