google sheets - anybody doing anything besides mergGoogle

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at
Thu Mar 5 14:56:20 EST 2020

what are you using to connect to it?  are you using the sheets api or
something else?

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 2:34 PM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> Bob Sneidar wrote:
>  > And again, I must caution that any local folders set to sync with a
>  > nextCloud device, if you then uncheck a subfolder, it will REMOVE THE
>  > LOCAL SUBFOLDER! The NextCloud people figured that the NextCloud
>  > device must become the master, and your own local files the slave.
> Ah, but there's the rub: the concepts of "master" and "slave" do not
> apply to peer syncing systems.
> Whether the behavior is correct or not depends on the use-case.  Most
> other sync systems avoid the question altogether by completely
> disallowing subfolder control. So if you want the same, limit your use
> of the options Nextcloud provides - just don't change the checkbox for
> subfolders.
> If you do choose to fine-tune your settings for subfolders, for the last
> several years the implications for the choice are described when you
> click the checkbox, requiring confirmation. If that's not what you want
> for your use case, the easiest solution (with any sync system) is to
> just move the folder outside of the one you've designated for syncing.
> If this specific scenario is of interest, and simply moving the folder
> isn't an option, these discussions will lend insight into the
> seemingly-simple-but-really-quite-nuanced behavior:
> Sync is one of those things that seems simple on the surface, and
> usually is for most users, but there are enough edge cases that good
> sync is rare and good flexible sync even rarer.
> Having used Dropbox and Google Drive before moving my important stuff to
> Nextcloud, I've found not only more control over what gets synced and
> how, but also fewer conflict files than I used to see.
> All that said....
> The real point of my post was to draw attention to the very useful
> WebDAV library bangkok posted from Matthias Rebbe:
>       You can :
>       -upload a file
>       -download a file
>       -create a folder
>       -delete a folder/file
>       -list the content of a folder (method PROPFIND)
> You can use this to talk to ANY server using the popular WebDAV standard.
> You can make custom workgroup solutions for a wide range of services,
> including PCloud and Google Drive, or with custom servers running the
> WebDAV modules available for Apache, Lightttpd, NginX, and more.
> The nice thing about also considering Nextcloud in the mix of platforms
> you might support with this library is that you have a ready audience of
> an estimated 250,000 installs, including many governments, universities,
> and both large and small businesses.  Extra bonus points that it has a
> nice UI for user management right in the box, and a thriving community
> of plugins extending it in new ways.
> I'm excited about what it's doing for my business today, and how I can
> lend that experience to helping other businesses with custom tools made
> in LiveCode tomorrow.
> WebDAV is kinda cool.  And thanks to Matthias' library, it's also fun.
> --
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
>  >> On Mar 4, 2020, at 22:58 , Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
> <use-livecode at> wrote:
>  >>
>  >> Useful for Anyone to Know:
>  >> -------------------------
>  >> I've raved about Nextcloud here enough that I'll bet Mark Wieder's
> tired of it <g>, so I'll try to not let me enthusiasm run away with me -
> I could go on about Nextcloud for way more than anyone wants to read.
>  >>
>  >> It's like a blend of Dropbox, Google Docs, and more than a hundred
> add-on apps for everything from a kanban tool to media streaming to
> videoconferencing - all free and open source:
>  >>
>  >>
>  >>
>  >> I use one internallt, to sync my LiveCode plugins folder across my
> machines, as well as some client projects. And I use another externally
> as a client portal where we share files, a kanban board, etc.
>  >>
>  >> If you can set up an Apache Server under Ubuntu on a VPS, adding
> Nextcloud is as easy as a one-line Snap call.
>  >>
>  >> If you're not yet comfortable wrangling servers, there are many
> companies offering hosting listed at the site.
>  >>
>  >> Nextcloud's file repository is a WebDAV server, which makes it a
> perfect compliment to something that showed up in our community just the
> other day:
>  >
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