Running Specific Function When Specific Sheet is Edited on Google Spreadsheet

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This is a sample Google Apps Script for running the specific function when the specific sheet is edited.

Sample script

Please copy and paste the following script to the container-bound script of Spreadsheet and set sheets object.

// When the cells are edited, this function is run by the fire of event trigger.
function onEdit(e) {
  // Please set the sheet name and function as follows.
  const sheets = {
    Sheet1: functionForSheet1, // Sheet1 is the sheet name. functionForSheet1 is the function name of function which is run when Sheet1 is edited.
    Sheet2: functionForSheet2,
  };

  const sheetName = e.range.getSheet().getSheetName();
  if (sheets[sheetName]) {
    sheets[sheetName](e);
  }
}

// In this sample, when Sheet1 is edited, this function is run.
function functionForSheet1(e) {
  console.log("Sheet1 was edited.");

  // do something
}

// In this sample, when Sheet2 is edited, this function is run.
function functionForSheet2(e) {
  console.log("Sheet2 was edited.");

  // do something
}
  • In this sample script, when the cells of “Sheet1” and “Sheet2” are edited, functionForSheet1() and functionForSheet2() are run, respectively. When other sheets are edited, no functions are run.
  • In this sample script, onEdit of the simple trigger is used. When the functions you want to run include the methods which are required to authorize, please use the installable trigger.

Note

  • This method can be also used for other event triggers like OnChange, OnSelectionChange and so son.

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