GWAOw! 2 – ImportFromWeb by NoDataNoBusiness

In this episode of Google Workspace Add On Walkthroughs (GWAOw!), we take a look at ImportFromWeb by NoDataNoBusiness.

ImportFromWeb is a powerful web scraping tool for Google Sheets that allows you to grab data from any website. The creators call it IMPORTXML on steroids.

You can use ImportFromWeb as a Google Sheets function or use one of their incredible templates.

This tool is ideal for Google Workspace businesses that need to find and store live data from websites. Whether you are scouring the web for new client prospects or keeping an eye on your competition, this might be the tool for you.

In this walkthrough, we really just scratched the surface on ImportFromWeb’s capabilities. We walk through three practical examples covering retrieving a list of books from a web store, listing the first page of Google Workspace jobs on Indeed.com and then getting the latest Tweets for Google Workspace on Twitter. I’ve added the formulas below from the video for you to try out once you installed the add on.

I also managed to score us a 40% discount when you purchase ImportFromWeb after your trial, use the code YAGISANATODE40 at check out to get the discount or use this link:

ImportFromWeb

Check it out on the Google Workspace Marketplace: ImportFromWeb

Example 1 – Book List (xpath)

URL: https://www.booktopia.com.au/search.ep?keywords=Terry+Pratchett&productType=917504

Selector: //*[@id="product-results-p1"]/li

Example 2 – Job List (css selectors)

URL: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=%22Apps%20Script%22&vjk=4b000129055a847f

CSS Selector: .jobTitle

CSS Selector URL: .jcs-JobTitle/href

Example 3 – Twitter (jsRendering) – Playground

URL: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GoogleWorkspace&src=typed_query&f=top

Selector: article

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GWAOw! 1 – Workbook Statistics by Sourabh Choraria

In this episode of Google Workspace Add On Walkthroughs (GWAOw!), we take a look at Workbook Statistics by Sourabh Choraria.

Workbook Statistics is a FREE add-on that allows you to get intimate with all of your Google Sheets stats from your menu bar. You can grab stats on the number of rows, sheet names, pivot tables and much more from an individual Google Sheet to the entire workbook.

Check it out on the Google Workspace Marketplace: Workbooks Statistics

Sourabh, being the all-around awesome person that he is has also open-sourced the code for this Add-on. You can find it on his GitHub page.

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Google Sheets Beginners: Getting Help (44)

One of the biggest revelations that I came across that really changed my whole view of learning was that learning how to ask the right questions or know where to get help completely transforms how you learn.

Knowing how to get help quickly and efficiently in Google Sheets is really going to cut away a lot of the frustration of finding the right information and get you there in a much more efficient way.

In the video below I will go over how to use all of Google Sheets help tools effectively and then discuss how you can research to find out how to build more complicated functions and processes in Google Sheets.

Check out the video below!

00:00 Intro
00:27 The help menu
01:13 Keyboard shortcuts
01:30 The help search bar
02:08 The Sheets Help tool
02:44 Understanding the help tool for functions
04:03 Preparing complex formulas with the Function List
05:14 How to ask the right questions

This is the last video in the Google Sheets beginners Youtube course. This is the first online course I have created. It was a long and rewarding journey. I’ve learned a lot along the way and I hope you got a lot out of the course.

If you enjoy the videoes and want to learn more about how to use Google Sheets, check out the Youtube Playlist:

Google Sheets Shorts: Beginners

Did you enjoy the tutorial? Want to upskill and get a solid step-by-step course to become a pro at Google Sheets? Check out my course, Google Sheets: Learn the Essentials with Three Detailed Projects. Sign up today.

 
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Google Sheets Beginners: Understanding The Explore Tool (43)

The Google Sheets team seem to come out with more and more great tools to help us do more, help us think creatively about how we display our data and improve our efficiency.

On the wave of machine learning, it seems that the Google Sheets devs are making our lives just that little bit easier with the Explore Tool.

You can find the explore tool down the bottom right of your Google Sheets. The tool strives to do a number of things:

  • Bridge the gap, and considerable learning curve, by providing some natural language support for asking questions about your data in Google Sheets.
  • Create a constantly improving list of styling, chart and pivot table suggestions that you can simply click an add to your own project.
  • Provide inspiration for you to think about how to best present your data in a clear and informative way.

Check out the video!

00:00 Intro
00:16 Features of the Explore tool
00:30 The first Example
00:42 Understanding the Explore Menu
02:00 Asking Explore questions
04:06 The second Example
07:46 My opinion of the current state of the Explore Tool

If you enjoy the videoes and want to learn more about how to use Google Sheets, check out the Youtube Playlist:

Google Sheets Shorts: Beginners

Did you enjoy the tutorial? Want to upskill and get a solid step-by-step course to become a pro at Google Sheets? Check out my course, Google Sheets: Learn the Essentials with Three Detailed Projects. Sign up today.

 
Google Sheets Shortcuts Mousepad
Google Sheets Shortcuts Mousepad
Want a fast track to boost your Spreadsheet efficiency? Grab one of these handy Google Sheets Shortcuts mousepads that I created from my store.
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~Yagi

Google Sheets Beginners: Add-ons (42)

Sometimes you get to a point in your Google Sheets career where the vast array of tools that Google Sheets is not quite enough. Maybe you want to shortcut a process but don’t have time to learn or write Google Apps Script to do it.

Well, the good news is that there is a huge community of developers who have provided a huge amount of added extras to your Google Sheets all with the help of add-ons.

To learn about the Google Sheets Add-on marketplace and how to add, manage and remove your add-on check out the video below.

00:00 Intro
00:16 What are add-ons
00:53 Accessing the add-on marketplace
01:07 Searching for add-ons
01:38 Learn about he add-on
02:20 Installing the add-on
02:38 About authorisation
03:33 Accessing the example Add-on for the first time
04:16 Getting Help for the add-on
04:39 Run the example add-on
05:48 Managing add-ons
06:27 Uninstalling the add-on

If you enjoy the videos and want to learn more about how to use Google Sheets, check out the Youtube Playlist:

Google Sheets Shorts: Beginners

Did you enjoy the tutorial? Want to upskill and get a solid step-by-step course to become a pro at Google Sheets? Check out my course, Google Sheets: Learn the Essentials with Three Detailed Projects. Sign up today.

 
Google Sheets Shortcuts Mousepad
Google Sheets Shortcuts Mousepad
Want a fast track to boost your Spreadsheet efficiency? Grab one of these handy Google Sheets Shortcuts mousepads that I created from my store.
Google Sheets Shortcuts Mousepad Gel
Google Sheets Shortcuts Mousepad Ge

~Yagi

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