Using "Launch URL" without actually opening browser?

JOHN PATTEN johnpatten at me.com
Sat Aug 26 17:15:19 EDT 2017


Hi All,

I’m using the Google spreadsheet that gets created when you create a Google Form to collect data from a stack. 

I’ve copied out the specific Google submit form button to send my stack data to the Google spreadsheet. 

This works fine using “Launch URL” however it opens the browser and give me the Google Form Submission Confirmation page.  Is there any way to submit the URL without actually launching the browser?

I experimenting with tracking my students’ mouse clicks while using a learning app I may create, and was looking at a easy way to store that data, and utilize Google Forms simple data reports.  

Here’s the card script I’m using:

on mouseDown

--put the short name of target

put the millisecs into TCurrentTime

--convert tCurrentTime to milliseconds

put cd fld "lastAction" into tOldTime

put (tCurrentTime - tOldTime)/1000 into tSecondsSince

if tSecondsSince > 60 then

put "entry.133167263=" & tSecondsSince/60 & " minutes" & "&" into tSecondsSince

put "entry.1059711654=" & cd fld "studentName" into tStudentName

put "entry.630316753=" & the short date & "&" into tDate

put "entry.768691577=" & the name of current card & "&" into tCardName

put "entry.1264876799=" & the short name of target into tTargetObject

launch url "https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoYoEfrcewj4IEG0FnfjBnfeVVSLva5tWv-dVexoP95trNNA/formResponse?"& tStudentName & tDate & tSecondsSince & tCardName & tTargetObject

end if

put tSecondsSince && "seconds" && "-" && the short name of target

put "entry.133167263=" & tSecondsSince && "seconds" & "&" into tSecondsSince

put "entry.1059711654=" & cd fld "studentName" & "&" into tStudentName

put "entry.630316753=" & the short date & "&" into tDate

put "entry.768691577=" & the name of current card & "&" into tCardName

put "entry.1264876799=" & the short name of target into tTargetObject

launch url "https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoYoEfrcewj4IEG0FnfjBnfeVVSLva5tWv-dVexoP95trNNA/formResponse?"& tStudentName & tDate & tSecondsSince & tCardName & tTargetObject

put tCurrentTime into cd fld "lastAction"
end mouseDown

on openCard
put the millisecs into cd fld  “lastAction"
end openCard

Thank you!




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