Power Up with Google Apps Script
Introduction to Google Apps Script – why use it:
How I got started with it – solution workspace made easy:
As a solution workspace, Google Workspace provides an easy way to get started with Google Apps Script. I began using Google Apps Script when working on a project for a University, the request was to capture tweets into a spreadsheet. No server provided. I found Apps Script that can query the Twitter API and then return the results into a spreadsheet. Taking a step further using the sentiment analyst API I could track the sentiment of tweets. Then as I explored it further it was easy to automate tasks in Google Sheets, such as generating reports and data analysis. Over time, I discovered its potential to integrate with other Google Workspace applications and external APIs, customize and extend the functionality of Google Workspace applications, and build web applications.
Benefits of Apps Script – Users of Apps Script:
Google Apps Script offers several benefits to users, including increased productivity, streamlined workflows, and improved collaboration. Users can automate repetitive tasks, customize and extend the functionality of Google Workspace applications, and build lightweight web applications. Apps Script is used by individuals, small businesses, educational institutions, nonprofits, and IT professionals to automate tasks, manage data, and streamline workflows.
Common uses for Google apps script:
Some of the common uses for Google Apps Script include automating workflows, customizing Google Workspace applications, integrating with external APIs, building web applications, and developing add-ons and extensions. Google Apps Script can be used to automate tasks like sending emails, generating reports, updating spreadsheets, and managing files.
Custom functions in Sheets:
Google Sheets provides the ability to create custom functions using Google Apps Script. Custom functions allow users to extend the functionality of Sheets by creating custom calculations and data analysis tools. These custom functions can be used to automate tasks and streamline workflows in Sheets.
Setting triggers to Automate:
Google Apps Script allows users to set triggers to automate tasks and workflows. Triggers can be set to run scripts automatically based on specific events or schedules, such as when a user opens a document, when a form is submitted, or on a set schedule. This feature allows users to automate repetitive tasks and streamline workflows.
What I’ve learned from my Students:
As an educator, I have learned that Google Apps Script is well received by students of all levels of coding experience. Users enjoy creating powerful applications , creating custom scripts, functions, and web applications using Google Apps Script.
We will also have a Q&A segment where attendees can ask questions and get more information about using Google Apps Script. Topics may include best practices for scripting, tips and tricks for automating tasks, and strategies for customizing and extending the functionality of Google Workspace applications.