Totally Unscripted

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.

Recording a macro to modify a pivot

Working with Pivot Tables in Google Sheets using Google Apps Script

Pivot tables are a quick and powerful way to analyse data. Using Google Apps Script, there is an ability to build and modify pivot tables in Google Sheets. In this post I’ll share some tips and tricks for interacting with pivot tables in Google Sheets.

Recording an AutoFill with the Macro Recorder

Adding some AutoFill magic to your Google Sheets Apps Script projects

Google Sheets users can already use the magic of AutoFill to expand data automatically detecting a series of numbers, letters or dates. This feature is particularly powerful even when your series includes text or repeating dates. In this post I’ll highlight how you can also use AutoFill in your Google Apps Script projects

Google Sheets charts in your inbox

Dashboards in your inbox – Revisting tips on emailing inline Google Sheet chart images with Google Apps Script

Back in 2015 I shared a post on Tips on emailing inline Google Charts from Sheets using Apps Script, which looked at how you can email charts from Google Sheets. This solution is one I use in my work on a daily basis and remains largely unchanged. More recently I was faced with the problem that I couldn’t include a Combo Chart. In this post I revisit this problem and share a solution for including copies of your Google Sheet charts in your email reports.

New Apps Script IDE

First look at the new Google Apps Script Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Script Editor

As part of Next OnAir week 2 the focus was on ‘Productivity and Collaboration’ Charles Maxson from the G Suite DevRel team not only provided some highlights from the week, but he also premiered the new Google Apps Script IDE

Mail merge steps

A bulk email/mail merge with Gmail and Google Sheets solution evolution using V8

Last year I had a ‘mail merge using Gmail and Google Sheets’ contribution accepted on the G Suite Developers Solution Gallery. Just over 6 months on there has been lots of useful feedback and requests for solutions to some of the limitations of the original published script. In the meantime Google has also made the new V8 runtime for Google Apps Script generally available. Given this it seemed appropriate to revisit the original solution updating it for V8 as well as covering the most commonly asked for changes. In this post I’ll highlight some of the coding changes as well as some easy modifications.

VLOOKUP in action

Tips for using Google Sheets for event programme planning

At the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) hosting large events is a regular activity and over the years we have developed bespoke workflows largely based in Google Sheets. In this post I’m going to share some of the tips we use for scheduling our events including drafting/publishing an event programme and how to keep in touch with your presenters.

Example JSON output

Google Apps Script Patterns: Writing rows of data to Google Sheets the V8 way

Currently one of the most popular posts on this site is my Google Apps Script Patterns: Writing rows of data to Google Sheets. Given Google’s recent announcement of the general availability of the new V8 runtime I thought it was worth revisiting this particular pattern and using the modern syntax now available to Google Apps Script developers.

Human Data Interaction … and spreadsheets

Human Data Interaction … and spreadsheets: Retaking ownership in the age of surveillance

… if you enjoy this post you might want to register for the online SheetsCon conference 11th – 12th March 2020. Registration is free and there is a great lineup of speakers … and me 😉 On Friday I had the honour of speaking at a @HDINework workshop in Edinburgh for ALT with my boss […]

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