google sheets - anybody doing anything besides mergGoogle

Ben Rubinstein benr at
Sun Mar 8 18:00:27 EDT 2020


Very happy to share what I've got, but it's really not much - just a very thin 
wrapper round Google's API - and it's undocumented, mostly rough code - copied 
from one stack to the next, usually done in a tearing hurry!

I'll try to pull something together, but please promise not to judge me...


On 06/03/2020 15:13, Mike Kerner via use-livecode wrote:
> Ben,
> would you send me what you've got?  I was considering paying someone to
> wrap the entire v4 api and dropping mergGoogle, so any head start would be
> useful.  LC wants tribute to do the work (which is a little disappointing
> since we financed the original external, so we sort-of hoped that it would
> become a thing, and it would get updated as required, but crap happens).
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 6:04 PM Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at> wrote:
>> On 04/03/2020 20:37, Mike Kerner via use-livecode wrote:
>>> is anyone using anything besides mergGoogle to work with google sheets?
>>> care to share, if you are?
>> I'm just using the Google Sheets API directly from LiveCode - just pushing
>> JSON back and forth. The API is limited, but what's there is very easy to
>> work
>> with - much better than manipulating xlsx files.
>> I started using it to get data from clients, and then processing data and
>> pushing it back into the sheets. I've also used on some experimental image
>> processing, where I found that pushing the results of LiveCode functions
>> into
>> a google sheet immediately gave me an nice interface in which to review
>> the
>> data, and then I could also use the spreadsheet functions to do evaluation
>> and
>> testing.
>> Ben
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