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Create a workflow to Create Column with the Google Sheets API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Create Column action
    1. Connect your Google Sheets account
    2. Optional- Select a Drive
    3. Select a Spreadsheet
    4. Select a Worksheet
    5. Optional- Configure Column Letter
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger

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Details

This is a pre-built, open source component from Pipedream's GitHub repo. The component is developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Create Column on Google Sheets
Description:Create a new column in a spreadsheet
Version:0.0.4
Key:google_sheets-create-column

Code

import googleSheets from "../../google_sheets.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "google_sheets-create-column",
  name: "Create Column",
  description: "Create a new column in a spreadsheet",
  version: "0.0.4",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    googleSheets,
    drive: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleSheets,
        "watchedDrive",
      ],
      description: "The drive containing the spreadsheet to edit. If you are connected with any [Google Shared Drives](https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9310351), you can select it here.",
    },
    sheetId: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleSheets,
        "sheetID",
        (c) => ({
          driveId: googleSheets.methods.getDriveId(c.drive),
        }),
      ],
    },
    worksheetId: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleSheets,
        "worksheetIDs",
        (c) => ({
          sheetId: c.sheetId,
        }),
      ],
      type: "string",
      label: "Worksheet",
    },
    column: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleSheets,
        "column",
      ],
      description: "Insert new column to the RIGHT of this column. Leave blank to insert at start of sheet",
      optional: true,
      default: "",
    },
  },
  methods: {
    async getColumnCount() {
      const sheets = (await this.googleSheets.getSpreadsheet(this.sheetId)).sheets
        .filter((s) => s.properties.sheetId == this.worksheetId);
      return sheets[0].properties.gridProperties.columnCount;
    },
  },
  async run() {
    const colIndex = this.googleSheets._getColumnIndex(this.column);
    const colCount = await this.getColumnCount();
    const requests = [];
    // if inserting a column outside of the grid limits, append to end
    if (colIndex >= colCount) {
      requests.push([
        {
          appendDimension: {
            sheetId: this.worksheetId,
            dimension: "COLUMNS",
            length: 1,
          },
        },
      ]);
    } else {
      requests.push([
        {
          insertRange: {
            range: {
              sheetId: this.worksheetId,
              startColumnIndex: colIndex,
              endColumnIndex: colIndex + 1,
            },
            shiftDimension: "COLUMNS",
          },
        },
      ]);
    }
    const request = {
      spreadsheetId: this.sheetId,
      requestBody: {
        requests,
      },
    };
    return await this.googleSheets.batchUpdate(request);
  },
};

Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
Google SheetsgoogleSheetsappThis component uses the Google Sheets app.
DrivedrivestringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
SpreadsheetsheetIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
WorksheetworksheetIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Column Lettercolumnstring

Insert new column to the RIGHT of this column. Leave blank to insert at start of sheet

Authentication

Google Sheets uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Google Sheets account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Google Sheets and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Google Sheets API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:

emailprofilehttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive

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