[Repost] How to automate Google Apps Script deployments and workflows with GitHub Actions

Managing code particularly in container bound projects can be a real headache for Apps Script developers. The Script REST API has made this a lot easier both is terms of managing scripts but also opening up options for different development environments, including local development using clasp and your preferred IDE.

My experience is Google Apps Script developers generally like automation and a lot of their Google Workspace solutions are automation problems. Using GitHub Actions is a great way you can also automate your software workflows. This contribution from Goran Kukurin is an excellent example of how you can make your Google Apps Script development less cumbersome and error-prone using GitHub Actions.

Formatting date/time values using the user’s timezone for Google Workspace Add-ons using Google Apps Script [repost]

Working with dates, times and time zones can often be a bit of a headache. In a recent App Script project I encountered an issue with display date/times returned from an API in the users local time setting. Here are a couple of solutions I came across for getting the user’s time zone and handling ‘big balls of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff’

Tips, tricks and scripts for automating your Gmail inbox with Google Apps Script

This is a repost of an editorial piece I shared on AppsScriptPulse One the powerful features of Google Apps Script is with a couple of lines of code you can quickly start automating and organising your inbox. For people just getting started with Apps Script Google provide a introductory codelab ‘Accessing Google Sheets, Maps, and Gmail […]

Google Apps Script developer notes on using the new Google Forms REST API

Google recently announced the general availability of the new Google Forms API. For developers familiar with Google Apps Script for some time it has been possible to create, access, and modify Google Forms through the Forms Service. In this post I will highlight why Google Apps Script developers might want to use the new Forms API and some resources I’ve found useful for working with the new API in Apps Script projects. As part of this I’d like to share my experience of using the Forms API within a Google Forms Add-on and some factors to consider if you are particularly interested in watching for Google Form edits.

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A SyntaxHighlighter Evolved WordPress plugin for Google Apps Script contributors

With my published content I like to include useful code snippets. As I published on a self-hosted WordPress blog I’ve used plugins to help format the code to make it easier to understand and also aesthetically look nice. In this post I share a WordPress plugin I’ve developed for Google Apps Script syntax highlighting.

Adding an unsubscribe link to the Google Workspace Solution Gallery ‘Mail merge using Gmail and Google Sheets’

Recently I came across a nice post from Ravgeet Dhillon, which looked at how to Add Unsubscribe link in emails using Google Apps Script. The solution uses a Google Sheet and a Google Apps Script web app to add an unsubscribe link to emails. As I noted when shared via AppsScriptPulse this is a useful addition if your mailing needs comply with PECR or similar electronic communications regulation compliance.

Having recently updated my ‘Create a mail merge using Gmail and Google Sheets’ in the Google Workspace Solution Gallery to handle inline images I thought it would be useful to show how this example can be extended to include a variation on Ravgeet’s post.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Gmail draft inline images and Google Apps Script but were afraid to ask

A common workflow solution in Google Apps Script is to use a Gmail draft message as a template for sending emails. For the user the benefit is they can draft a message in a familiar environment adding formatting without having to worry about writing HTML. A problem often encountered is the inclusion of inline images. This post looks at solving the issue of missing inline images.

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Totally Unscripted Exclusive: Detailed look at the new Google Apps Script IDE/Script Editor and launch

In the episode we broke the exclusive news that the new Script Editor will be rolling out to all users starting on 07 December 2020. I can’t thank Keith enough for taking the time out to share this news to the Totally Unscripted audience first and also to Charles for making possible as well as providing an expert tour of the new Apps Script Editor.

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Repost: ‘Totally Unscripted’ the Google Workspace and Apps Script developer show is back!

Totally Unscripted the Google Workspace and Apps Script developer community show returns! The shows are an opportunity to learn about the very latest Google Workspace and Apps Script updates from both the community and Google. We are returning with a series of six weekly shows starting with ‘Meet the new Google Workspace Developers Experts’ on 05 November 2020 at 20:00 UTC.

Quick article ratings using Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics

Interested in a way to capture quick article user ratings in your Google Analytics data? Well you are in the right place. In this post I’ll show how I was able to send user article (star) ratings to Google Analytics using Google Tag Manager.

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