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// This code has been developed for Google Apps Script
Copyright 2011 Martin Hawksey
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// onFormSubmit
function onFormSubmit(){
var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
var sheet = ss.getSheetByName("Form_Sheet");
if (ss.getSheetByName("Sheet_Index")){
var destSheet = ss.getSheetByName("Sheet_Index");
} else {
var destSheet = ss.insertSheet("Sheet_Index");
destSheet.getRange(1,1,1,3).setValues([["Student Username", "Spreadsheet ID", "Spreadsheet Url"]]);
var headings = sheet.getRange(1, 1, 1, sheet.getLastColumn()).getValues();
var lastRow = sheet.getRange(sheet.getLastRow(), 1, 1, sheet.getLastColumn()).getValues();
var studentUsername = lastRow[0][1];
var destData = destSheet.getRange(1, 1, destSheet.getLastRow(), 1).getValues();
if(getUserRow(destData, studentUsername)){
var row = parseInt(getUserRow(destData, studentUsername))+1;
var userSS = SpreadsheetApp.openById(destSheet.getRange(row, 2, 1, 1).getValue());
var userSSSheet = userSS.getActiveSheet();;
//if not make
} else {
var userSS = SpreadsheetApp.create(ss.getName()+"-"+studentUsername);
// to add student's spreadsheet to a named folder create the folder, insert the name below and uncomment the next 3 lines
// var ssFile = DocsList.getFileById(userSS.getId());
// var folder = DocsList.getFolder("your folder name");
// ssFile.addToFolder(folder);
var userSSSheet = userSS.getActiveSheet();
userSSSheet.getRange(1, 1 , 1, headings[0].length).setValues(headings);
destSheet.getRange(destSheet.getLastRow()+1, 1, 1 , 3).setValues([[studentUsername, userSS.getId(), userSS.getUrl()]]);
// copy submitted data to user's sheet
userSSSheet.getRange(userSSSheet.getLastRow()+1, 1, 1, lastRow[0].length).setValues(lastRow);
function getUserRow(data, match){
for (var i in data){
if (data[i]==match){
return (i);
return false;
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