OAuth2 was Re: google sheets - anybody doing anything besides mergGoogle

Ben Rubinstein benr at cogapp.com
Thu Jul 16 09:59:27 EDT 2020

Hi Mike,

Brian Milby put me on to the solution for the OAuth problem:
> Check out bug 22557 / PR 7381.
> Line 247 of oath2.livecodescript need urlEncode removed

Are you still interested in this, or are you covered now?



On 11/03/2020 20:45, Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> I haven't forgotten, but finally found time to take a look today and started 
> writing minimal comments, and thought I should at least test it - for some 
> reason the authorisation isn't working. For whatever reason, the call to 
> OAuth2 results in the error "Malformed auth code." So I can't get to test what 
> I'm sending.
> I'm unclear whether I've done something strange or wrong, or whether Google 
> has changed something that breaks LC's implementation. I've come across 
> references which suggest that, but they date back to last year, and I believe 
> I've used this stack in January. (I also tried using LC 9.0.4 with the same 
> result.)
> I will try to get back to this. In the meantime, have you - or anyone - found 
> issues recently with OAuth2, in particular against any of the Google APIs?
> Ben
> On 08/03/2020 22:22, Mike Kerner via use-livecode wrote:
>> it might help us get started.  i'm going to probably put out an rfq to wrap
>> the v4 rest api, because we're going to have to come to a solution, either
>> using lc or some other tool.
>> On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 6:01 PM Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> Mike,
>>> 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...
>>> Ben
>>> 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 lists.runrev.com> 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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