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Created December 2, 2017 14:53
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Google Apps Script to fill in a Document template with Spreadsheet data
function onOpen() {
var menuEntries = [ {name: "Create Diary Doc from Sheet", functionName: "createDocFromSheet"}];
var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
ss.addMenu("Fitness Diaries", menuEntries);
function createDocFromSheet(){
var templateid = "1O4afl8SZmMxMFpAiN16VZIddJDaFdeRBbFyBtJvepwM"; // get template file id
var FOLDER_NAME = "Fitness Diaries"; // folder name of where to put completed diaries
// get the data from an individual user
var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
var sheet = ss.getActiveSheet();
var data = sheet.getRange(2, 1, sheet.getLastRow()-1, sheet.getLastColumn()).getValues();
var username = sheet.getName(); // get their email (from sheet name)
// create a new document and add student as editor
var newDoc = DocumentApp.create("Fitness Diary - "+username);
// move file to right folder
var file = DocsList.getFileById(newDoc.getId());
var folder = DocsList.getFolder(FOLDER_NAME);
// for each week's entry fill in the template with submitted data
for (var i in data){
var row = data[i];
// next bit taken from csmithiowa's code
var docid = DocsList.getFileById(templateid).makeCopy().getId();
var doc = DocumentApp.openById(docid);
var body = doc.getActiveSection();
body.replaceText("%WEEKNO%", row[2]);
body.replaceText("%TIMESTAMP%", Utilities.formatDate(row[1], "GMT", "HH:mm dd/MM/yyyy"));
body.replaceText("%SLEEPQUAL%", row[4]);
body.replaceText("%ENERGYLVL%", row[5]);
body.replaceText("%MOTIVLVL%", row[6]);
body.replaceText("%OUTLINE%", row[7]);
body.replaceText("%PROGRESS%", row[8]);
// end of csmithiowa's
appendToDoc(doc, newDoc); // add the filled in template to the students file
DocsList.getFileById(docid).setTrashed(true); // delete temporay template file
ss.toast("Diary has been complied");
// Taken from Johninio's code
function appendToDoc(src, dst) {
// iterate accross the elements in the source adding to the destination
for (var i = 0; i < src.getNumChildren(); i++) {
appendElementToDoc(dst, src.getChild(i));
function appendElementToDoc(doc, object) {
var type = object.getType(); // need to handle different types para, table etc differently
var element = object.removeFromParent(); // need to remove or can't append
Logger.log("Element type is "+type);
if (type == "PARAGRAPH") {
} else if (type == "TABLE") {
} // else if ... I think you get the gist of it
// end of Johninio's
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