Going GAS: From VBA to Google Apps Script

By Bruce Mcpherson

Whether you’re relocating from Microsoft place of work to Google doctors or just are looking to the right way to automate doctors with Google Apps Script, this sensible consultant indicates you via instance how you can paintings with all the significant Apps Script services.

Office nonetheless helps VBA, yet it’s probably not to take action much longer. If you’re a VBA or .NET developer, you’ll how you can port present VBA code and constitution to their JavaScript-based Apps Script equivalents with minimum attempt. writer Bruce Mcpherson introduces JavaScript fundamentals for skilled builders unexpected with the language, and demonstrates how one can construct real-world apps utilizing all the Apps Script prone formerly covered.

  • Use App Script’s similar of Excel’s item model
  • Target the main usual components of Microsoft Word
  • Automate methods in Gmail, Calendar, and Contacts
  • Access the neighborhood shopper filesystem with Google Drive
  • Build and run functions in a browser
  • Store continual info conveniently
  • Render HTML content material in keeping with HTTP requests
  • Automate the upkeep and construction of pages and content
  • Interact with a relaxation carrier or NoSQL database
  • Access Apps Script services from different platforms

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339 relaxation API Code Reuse Databases Firebase major Code Permissions Settings Firebase category Reuse xii | desk of Contents 339 340 342 343 344 344 344 345 346 349 Result Databases and Apps Script 349 349 17. Execution API. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351 what's Incremental Migration? Migration technique The Execution API stock for Execution API Authentication and entry Credentials Publishing Scopes Getting Googled JSON SheetExec instance Workflow Migration from workplace relocating a Workbook to Sheets VBA Code to learn a Sheet Apps Script Code to learn a Sheet VBA Code to jot down information to a neighborhood Workbook VBA Code to put in writing to a Sheet from an area Workbook Apps Script Code to write down to a Sheet from a neighborhood Workbook Migrating common sense VBA Code to start up common sense on Apps Script common sense Code Delegated to Apps Script VBA Orchestration VBA strategy Orchestration Code Apps Script Logging Code ultimate Migration Steps trying out JavaScript at the workstation VBA Code to Get resource Code from Apps Script Apps Script Code to come resource Code Getting the resource and trying out neighborhood Execution Execution API capability 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 360 361 362 363 364 365 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 371 373 374 374 375 376 377 378 18.

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