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Bi directional conversion of Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets using Google Apps Scripts handling representations of form properties and items on Google Spreadsheet content values in a certain format.

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sheet2form

sheet2form

Bi directional conversion of Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets by use of Google Apps Scripts handling sources/representations of form properties and items on Google Spreadsheet in a certain format.

  • ExportForm: create/update your Google Form properties and items by converting Google Spreadsheet content values in a certain format.
  • ImportForm: update your Google Spreadsheet content values in a certain format by converting Google Form properties and items.

Example

A short example of Google Spreadsheet content as a source/representation of a Google Form:

ABCDE
1id
2publishedUrl
3editUrl
4summaryUrl
5titlesample
6descriptionThis is a sample form.
7textYour namePlease input your full-name.TRUE
8paragraphTextHow do you feel like?
9multipleChoiceYour genderPlease select your gender.TRUETRUE
10male
11female
12checkboxYour favorite seasonPlease select all of your favorite seasonTRUE
13spring
14summer
15autumn
16winter

Each row is to define a key value pair of form property or a form item properties:

  • Row 1-6: example to set form properties.
    • Column A and B consist a set of key value pair.
  • Row 7-16: example to create form items.
    • Column A: itemType in lower camel case
    • Column B: title
    • Column C: helpText
      • Column D: isRequired
      • Column E: hasOptional
      • and so on.
  • Row 10-11, 13-16: example to create choice items of multipleChoice/checkbox.
    • Column A: (empty)
    • Column B: title

This example of Google Spreadsheet can be translated into a Google Form as follows: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc37hbcvgFYFXyLgD4ZBdK0eiLO-i3woPcf_aBGCtSN7jZMDQ/viewform

Miscellaneous Features

Create new form or update pre-exist form

Create new form by id row with empty value

The id row with empty value, a new Google Form will be created by the Google Forms API method FormApp.create and the id row will be set with the newly created form id in process of the conversion.

  • In the similar way, the values of editUrl row, publishedUrl row and summaryUrl rows will be set.

Update pre-exist form by id row with actual value

If an id row with actual(not-empty) value exists and its related Google Form can be opened by the Google Forms API method FormApp.openById, the opened form will be reused and updated.

Setup goToPage navigation from one of multipleChoice items to a pageBreak

  1. Define the target pageBreak item row with column B as the title of pageBreak.
  2. Define the referrer pageBreak item row with column D cell as the reference to the other pageBreak item by the title text.

Example: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGJawVXHJ-Q8J2OQ_YjKOd2TR-ViIkM21exFOkJ8_-aJLMlA/viewform

Setup as Quiz form

  1. Define a row of property definition by isQuiz property key and TRUE value.
  2. Define rows of multipleChoice, checkbox or list item,
    • fill in the point value in column F cell for the correct answer.
    • fill in the feedbackForCorrect message in column G cell.
    • fill in the feedbackForIncorrect message in column H cell.
  3. Every choice item row of which answer is correct, set TRUE value in column C cell.

Example: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTzqvc44242QDfRtP-VBXKDu3hYeNPy-kfwussxmiFdH8EKA/viewform

Setup feedback by referencing feedback item

  1. Define feedback rows by feedback command and and label with prefix # .
  2. Refer the feedback definitions by labels with prefix # .

Example: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3kP2KkUj6fXwQW__Ak7otYNJUsImt390rTHjxShck8ZrkhA/viewform

References and a set of examples

Limitations

Warning: Some incomplete conversions may be caused by insufficiencies of Google Apps Script Forms Service API.

Installation

There are 2 installation strategies. Strategy A is rather simple and easy to start.

Installation Strategy A: Copy and paste ./dist/sheet2form.gs file

1. Create an empty spreadsheet and its Container Bounded Script

  1. Create an empty Google Spreadsheet file on your GoogleDrive.
  2. Open the ScriptEditor from the spreadsheet to create a Container Bounded Script Project.
  3. Add a new Google Apps Script file in the project by copying ./dist/sheet2form.gs file content in this repository.

2. Setup onOpen event trigger

  1. Setup a trigger to execute function onOpen with spreadsheet onOpen event.
  2. Execute function onOpen.

Installation Strategy B: Setup and bind a reusable standalone script

1. Create an empty spreadsheet and its Container Bounded Script

  1. Create an empty Google Spreadsheet file on your GoogleDrive.
  2. Select Tools > Script editor from within the spreadsheet to create a Container Bounded Script Project.
  3. Select File > New from within Script editor, add a new Google Apps Script file in the project by copying ./bridge.gs file content in this repository.

2. Enable APIs

  1. Enable Google Drive API, Google Sheets API by Advanced Google Services and Google API Console from Resource menu in the ScriptEditor.

3. Create a Standalone Script hosted on GitHub

  1. Fork the GitHub project repository git@github.com:kubohiroya/sheet2form.git
  2. Create an empty Google Apps Script on your GoogleDrive as a Standalone Script Project.
  3. Setup node-google-apps-script so as to create your credential file and ./gapps.config.json file. cf. https://www.npmjs.com/package/node-google-apps-script
  4. Build the repository and distribute it into the standalone script as a reusable library with npm run build && npm run dist

4. Bind the spreadsheet to the Standalone Script Project

  1. In the Standalone Script Project, copy the value of 'Project Key' project property.
  2. In the Container Bounded Script Project, click Resource -> Library menu to open Adding Library, paste the copy of 'Project Key', so as to setup your Standalone Script Project as the library referenced by sheet2form variable.

5. Setup onOpen event trigger

  1. Setup a trigger to execute function onOpen with spreadsheet onOpen event.
  2. Execute function onOpen.

Usage

Execute the functions from customized menu sheet2form in the spreadsheet UI.

Export Form

To create/update your Google Form items and properties by converting Google Spreadsheet content values in a certain format.

Execute Form

  1. Click sheet2form > Export Form of the Google Spreadsheet toolbar.
  2. Your Google Form is automatically created with use of ActiveSheet contents of ActiveSpreadsheet, set title by title row value.

Execute Form...

  1. Click sheet2form > Export Form... of the Google Spreadsheet toolbar.
  2. The inputDialog window (Step 1 of 3) popups, then fill in the form title (default is using title row value).
  3. The inputDialog window (Step 2 of 3) popups, then fill in the Spreadsheet ID or URL to convert (default is using ActiveSpreadsheet).
  4. The inputDialog window (Step 3 of 3) popups, then fill in the index number of sheet to convert (default is using ActiveSheet).
  5. Your Google Form is automatically created/updated.
  6. The message dialog of the URL of exported form is shown.

Import Form

Update your form definitions in your Google Spreadsheet in the format as described above.

Import Form

  1. Click sheet2form > Import Form of the Google Spreadsheet toolbar.
  2. The active sheet of the Google Spreadsheet content is automatically updated with specified form by id row value.

Import Form...

  1. Click sheet2form > Import Form... of the Google Spreadsheet toolbar.
  2. The inputDialog window (Step 1 of 3) popups, then fill in the the Form ID or URL to convert.
  3. The inputDialog window (Step 2 of 3) popups, then fill in the Spreadsheet ID or URL to update (default is using ActiveSpreadsheet).
  4. The inputDialog window (Step 3 of 3) popups, then fill in the index number of sheet to update (default is using ActiveSheet).
  5. Your Google Spreadsheet content is automatically updated.

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