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Google Apps Script to read JSON and write to sheet
function getJSON(aUrl,sheetname) {
//var sheetname = "test";
//var aUrl = "http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=286bbb1d8d30f65b54173b3b752fa4d9&_render=json";
var response = UrlFetchApp.fetch(aUrl); // get feed
var dataAll = JSON.parse(response.getContentText()); //
var data = dataAll.value.items;
for (i in data){
data[i].pubDate = new Date(data[i].pubDate);
data[i].start = data[i].pubDate;
}
var doc = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
var temp = doc.getSheetByName("TMP");
if (!doc.getSheetByName(sheetname)){
var sheet = doc.insertSheet(sheetname, {template:temp});
} else {
var sheet = doc.getSheetByName(sheetname);
sheet.getRange(2, 1, sheet.getLastRow(), sheet.getMaxColumns()).clear({contentsOnly:true});
}
insertData(sheet,data);
}
function insertData(sheet, data){
var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
if (data.length>0){
ss.toast("Inserting "+data.length+" rows");
sheet.insertRowsAfter(1, data.length);
setRowsData(sheet, data);
} else {
ss.toast("All done");
}
}
// Back to the stuff from Google -->
// setRowsData fills in one row of data per object defined in the objects Array.
// For every Column, it checks if data objects define a value for it.
// Arguments:
// - sheet: the Sheet Object where the data will be written
// - objects: an Array of Objects, each of which contains data for a row
// - optHeadersRange: a Range of cells where the column headers are defined. This
// defaults to the entire first row in sheet.
// - optFirstDataRowIndex: index of the first row where data should be written. This
// defaults to the row immediately below the headers.
function setRowsData(sheet, objects, optHeadersRange, optFirstDataRowIndex) {
var headersRange = optHeadersRange || sheet.getRange(1, 1, 1, sheet.getMaxColumns());
var firstDataRowIndex = optFirstDataRowIndex || headersRange.getRowIndex() + 1;
var headers = normalizeHeaders(headersRange.getValues()[0]);
var data = [];
for (var i = 0; i < objects.length; ++i) {
var values = []
for (j = 0; j < headers.length; ++j) {
var header = headers[j];
values.push(header.length > 0 && objects[i][header] ? objects[i][header] : "");
}
data.push(values);
}
var destinationRange = sheet.getRange(firstDataRowIndex, headersRange.getColumnIndex(),
objects.length, headers.length);
destinationRange.setValues(data);
}
// getRowsData iterates row by row in the input range and returns an array of objects.
// Each object contains all the data for a given row, indexed by its normalized column name.
// Arguments:
// - sheet: the sheet object that contains the data to be processed
// - range: the exact range of cells where the data is stored
// - columnHeadersRowIndex: specifies the row number where the column names are stored.
// This argument is optional and it defaults to the row immediately above range;
// Returns an Array of objects.
function getRowsData(sheet, range, columnHeadersRowIndex) {
columnHeadersRowIndex = columnHeadersRowIndex || range.getRowIndex() - 1;
var numColumns = range.getEndColumn() - range.getColumn() + 1;
var headersRange = sheet.getRange(columnHeadersRowIndex, range.getColumn(), 1, numColumns);
var headers = headersRange.getValues()[0];
return getObjects(range.getValues(), normalizeHeaders(headers));
}
// For every row of data in data, generates an object that contains the data. Names of
// object fields are defined in keys.
// Arguments:
// - data: JavaScript 2d array
// - keys: Array of Strings that define the property names for the objects to create
function getObjects(data, keys) {
var objects = [];
for (var i = 0; i < data.length; ++i) {
var object = {};
var hasData = false;
for (var j = 0; j < data[i].length; ++j) {
var cellData = data[i][j];
if (isCellEmpty(cellData)) {
continue;
}
object[keys[j]] = cellData;
hasData = true;
}
if (hasData) {
objects.push(object);
}
}
return objects;
}
// Returns an Array of normalized Strings.
// Arguments:
// - headers: Array of Strings to normalize
function normalizeHeaders(headers) {
var keys = [];
for (var i = 0; i < headers.length; ++i) {
var key = normalizeHeader(headers[i]);
if (key.length > 0) {
keys.push(key);
}
}
return keys;
}
// Normalizes a string, by removing all alphanumeric characters and using mixed case
// to separate words. The output will always start with a lower case letter.
// This function is designed to produce JavaScript object property names.
// Arguments:
// - header: string to normalize
// Examples:
// "First Name" -> "firstName"
// "Market Cap (millions) -> "marketCapMillions
// "1 number at the beginning is ignored" -> "numberAtTheBeginningIsIgnored"
function normalizeHeader(header) {
var key = "";
var upperCase = false;
for (var i = 0; i < header.length; ++i) {
var letter = header[i];
if (letter == " " && key.length > 0) {
upperCase = true;
continue;
}
//if (!isAlnum(letter)) {
// continue;
//}
if (key.length == 0 && isDigit(letter)) {
continue; // first character must be a letter
}
if (upperCase) {
upperCase = false;
key += letter.toUpperCase();
} else {
key += letter.toLowerCase();
}
}
return key;
}
// Returns true if the cell where cellData was read from is empty.
// Arguments:
// - cellData: string
function isCellEmpty(cellData) {
return typeof(cellData) == "string" && cellData == "";
}
// Returns true if the character char is alphabetical, false otherwise.
function isAlnum(char) {
return char >= 'A' && char <= 'Z' ||
char >= 'a' && char <= 'z' ||
isDigit(char);
}
// Returns true if the character char is a digit, false otherwise.
function isDigit(char) {
return char >= '0' && char <= '9';
}
// http://jsfromhell.com/array/chunk
function chunk(a, s){
for(var x, i = 0, c = -1, l = a.length, n = []; i < l; i++)
(x = i % s) ? n[c][x] = a[i] : n[++c] = [a[i]];
return n;
}
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