Google Apps Script Development
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Build with Google Apps Script
The Apps Script Starter kit makes it easy for you to setup a modern development environment and build workflow. Here's everything that's included in the starter kit to get you started:
Write code using ES6 features like arrow functions, destructuring, classes, template literals, and the Babel transpiler will transform your ECMAScript 2015/2017 code to ES5 that Apps Script can understand.
A command line utility for working with Google Apps Script projects. You can develop code locally and push it to production, manage your manifest file, deploy web apps and publish new versions of apps.
Visual Studio Code
This incredibly powerful source code editor from Microsoft provides an integrated development environment and has built-in support for Emmet, Intellisense for code autocompletion, Command Line Terminal, Git integration, Node.js , TypeScript and more.
Getting Started 🏃🏼
Setting up a modern development environment for building Google Apps Script projects is easy and quick (video tutorial). You also need to install Node.js which includes the npm package manager.
1. Clone the repository and install npm dependencies
git clone https://github.com/labnol/apps-script-starter my-project cd my-project npm install
2. Log in to Google clasp and authorize with your Google account.
npx clasp login
3. Create a new Google Script bound to a Google Sheet (or set the type as standalone to create a standalone script in your Google Drive)
npx clasp create --type sheets --title "My Apps Script Project" --rootDir ./dist
5. Deploy the project
npm run deploy
dist directory contains the bundled code that is pushed to Google Apps Script.
Using Git with Google Apps Script
Create a new repository in Github and make a note of the URL of the new repository. Next, open the terminal and run the above commands to push your Apps Script project to Github.
About the Developer 👨🏼💻
Contributions and feature requests are welcome. If you are using the Google Apps Script starter package and fixed a bug for yourself, please consider submitting a PR!