watermint toolbox - The multi-purpose utility command-line tool for web services

services google sheets sheet append

Append data to a spreadsheet

The input range is used to search for existing data and find a “table” within that range. Values will be appended to the next row of the table, starting with the first column of the table.

Security

watermint toolbox stores credentials into the file system. That is located at below path:

OS Path
Windows %HOMEPATH%\.toolbox\secrets (e.g. C:\Users\bob.toolbox\secrets)
macOS $HOME/.toolbox/secrets (e.g. /Users/bob/.toolbox/secrets)
Linux $HOME/.toolbox/secrets (e.g. /home/bob/.toolbox/secrets)

Please do not share those files to anyone including Dropbox support. You can delete those files after use if you want to remove it. If you want to make sure removal of credentials, revoke application access from setting or the admin console.

Please see below help article for more detail:

  • Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3466521

Auth scopes

Description
Google Sheets: See, edit, create, and delete your spreadsheets in Google Drive

Authorization

For the first run, tbx will ask you an authentication with your Google account. Please copy the link and paste it into your browser. Then proceed to authorization. After authorization, Dropbox will show you an authorization code. Please copy that code and paste it to the tbx.


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1. Visit the URL for the auth dialogue:

https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/auth?client_id=xxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.apps.googleusercontent.com&redirect_uri=http%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%3A7800%2Fconnect%2Fauth&response_type=code&state=xxxxxxxx

2. Click 'Allow' (you might have to login first):
3. Copy the authorisation code:
Enter the authorisation code

Installation

Please download the pre-compiled binary from Latest Release. If you are using Windows, please download the zip file like tbx-xx.x.xxx-win.zip. Then, extract the archive and place tbx.exe on the Desktop folder. The watermint toolbox can run from any path in the system if allowed by the system. But the instruction samples are using the Desktop folder. Please replace the path if you placed the binary other than the Desktop folder.

Usage

This document uses the Desktop folder for command example.

Run

Windows:

cd $HOME\Desktop
.\tbx.exe services google sheets sheet append 

macOS, Linux:

$HOME/Desktop/tbx services google sheets sheet append 

Note for macOS Catalina 10.15 or above: macOS verifies Developer identity. Currently, tbx is not ready for it. Please select “Cancel” on the first dialogue. Then please proceed “System Preference”, then open “Security & Privacy”, select “General” tab. You may find the message like:

“tbx” was blocked from use because it is not from an identified developer.

And you may find the button “Allow Anyway”. Please hit the button with your risk. At second run, please hit button “Open” on the dialogue.

Options:

Option Description Default
-data Data file path  
-id Spreadsheet Id  
-input-raw Raw input false
-peer Account alias &{default [https://www.googleapis.com/auth/spreadsheets] }
-range The range the values cover, in A1 notation. This is a string like Sheet1!A1:B2, that refers to a group of cells in the spreadsheet, and is typically used in formulas. Sheet1!A1:B2 refers to the first two cells in the top two rows of Sheet1. A1:B2 refers to the first two cells in the top two rows of the first visible sheet. Sheet1 refers to all the cells in Sheet1.  

Common options:

Option Description Default
-auto-open Auto open URL or artifact folder false
-bandwidth-kb Bandwidth limit in K bytes per sec for upload/download content. 0 for unlimited 0
-budget-memory Memory budget (limits some feature to reduce memory footprint) normal
-budget-storage Storage budget (limits logs or some feature to reduce storage usage) normal
-concurrency Maximum concurrency for running operation Number of processors
-debug Enable debug mode false
-experiment Enable experimental feature(s).  
-extra Extra parameter file path  
-lang Display language auto
-output Output format (none/text/markdown/json) text
-proxy HTTP/HTTPS proxy (hostname:port). Please specify DIRECT if you want skip setting proxy.  
-quiet Suppress non-error messages, and make output readable by a machine (JSON format) false
-retain-job-data Job data retain policy default
-secure Do not store tokens into a file false
-verbose Show current operations for more detail. false
-workspace Workspace path  

Results

Report file path will be displayed last line of the command line output. If you missed command line output, please see path below. [job-id] will be the date/time of the run. Please see the latest job-id.

OS Path pattern Example
Windows %HOMEPATH%\.toolbox\jobs\[job-id]\reports C:\Users\bob.toolbox\jobs\20190909-115959.597\reports
macOS $HOME/.toolbox/jobs/[job-id]/reports /Users/bob/.toolbox/jobs/20190909-115959.597/reports
Linux $HOME/.toolbox/jobs/[job-id]/reports /home/bob/.toolbox/jobs/20190909-115959.597/reports

Report: updated

Appended value The command will generate a report in three different formats. updated.csv, updated.json, and updated.xlsx.

Column Description
spreadsheet_id Spreadsheet Id
table_range Appended table range
updated_range Updated range
updated_rows Number of updated rows
updated_columns Number of updated columns
updated_cells Number of updated cells

If you run with -budget-memory low option, the command will generate only JSON format report.

In case of a report become large, a report in .xlsx format will be split into several chunks like follows; updated_0000.xlsx, updated_0001.xlsx, updated_0002.xlsx, …

Grid data input for the command

Grid data input: Data

Input data file

Proxy configuration

The executable automatically detects your proxy configuration from the environment. However, if you got an error or you want to specify explicitly, please add -proxy option, like -proxy hostname:port. Currently, the executable doesn’t support proxies which require authentication.

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