March 5, 2024


Writing your first ‘Hello World’ Google App Script: A step-by-step guide

Are you looking to dive into the world of Google App Scripts? Look no further! In this tutorial, we’ll be walking through the process of writing your very first “Hello World” Google App Script.

First, let’s open up Google Drive and create a new Google Sheets document. Once the document is open, go to the top menu and select “Tools” and then “Script editor.” This will open a new window where you can write your script.

Next, we’ll need to write the code for our script. In the script editor, delete the placeholder code that appears and replace it with the following:

					function helloWorld() {
  Logger.log("Hello, world!");


This simple script uses the Logger.log() method to print the string “Hello, world!” to the console.

Now that we have our script, we can test it out by clicking the “Run” button in the top menu. This will run the helloWorld() function and print “Hello, world!” to the console. You can view the output of the function by clicking on the “Logs” option in the View menu.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully written your first Google App Script. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what you can do with Google App Scripts. You can use them to automate tasks in Google Sheets, integrate with other Google services, and even build web applications. The possibilities are endless!

Happy scripting!


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