Infinite LiveCode, APIs and the Google Sheets API?

JOHN PATTEN johnpatten at me.com
Thu May 19 21:36:17 CEST 2016


Thanks Mike…

I’m going to go take a look right now :)

Cheers!

John Patten
SUSD
> On May 19, 2016, at 11:37 AM, Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at roadrunner.com> wrote:
> 
> look at MergGoogle.  It's a widget that we paid Monte to write so we could
> have all sorts of fun with Google Sheets, and might I say, we have all
> sorts of fun with Google Sheets.
> 
> On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 1:56 PM, JOHN PATTEN <johnpatten at me.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi All,
>> 
>> So, I have never dived into any APIs, or LiveCode (Widget) Builder, but
>> yesterday I read about the the release of the Google Sheets API (
>> https://developers.google.com/sheets/ <
>> https://developers.google.com/sheets/>). If you look at the Google Sheets
>> documentation it lists some quick start strategies (
>> https://developers.google.com/sheets/quickstart/dotnet <
>> https://developers.google.com/sheets/quickstart/dotnet>) that require
>> specific development languages. What!?? No LiveCode option?  :)
>> 
>> Before I spend time trying to understand whether it would be possible to
>> tie a LiveCode project to a Google Spreadsheet, …the thinking here is that
>> it would be very useful to allow people/teachers/students to create
>> LiveCode apps and store simple data into a Google Spreadsheets. This would
>> be as opposed to storing them on an db. Google Sheets would give them the
>> ability to generate reports from the data their LiveCode apps sent to the
>> Google Sheet.
>> 
>> Does Infinite LiveCode (Widgets) and the Google Sheets API a provide the
>> potential to create a widget that would/could be used to say, define the
>> Google Sheet, the columns in a Google Sheet, and then the ability to send
>> data from LiveCode to the Google Spreadsheet? (Like maybe send an array of
>> data to the spreadsheet) Or, am I totally off the tracks with this idea?
>> 
>> I would not know where to start with something like this, but if folks
>> think it is possible, I’m game to learn.
>> 
>> Thanks for any feedback you may have!
>> 
>> John Patten
>> SUSD
>> 
>> 
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