Export Formulas and Notes from a Google Spreadsheet

Dan Thareja has written a Google Script that will let you export all the formulas, cell values and notes from a Google Spreadsheet as a JSON file. You can also pull the Google formulas in another web app or Google Apps script using a GET Request. It should come handy when you are reviewing the formulas of a large sheet.

// Credit: github.com/danthareja

function doGet(request) {
  // ID of Google Spreadsheet
  var json = getNotesAndFormulas(request.parameter.id);

  return ContentService.createTextOutput(JSON.stringify(cache)).setMimeType(ContentService.MimeType.JSON);

function getNotesAndFormulas(spreadsheetId) {
  return SpreadsheetApp.openById(spreadsheetId)
      function (cache, sheet) {
        var sheetData = (cache[sheet.getName()] = {});
        var range = sheet.getDataRange();

        sheetData.range = range.getA1Notation();
        sheetData.notes = range.getNotes();
        sheetData.formulas = range.getFormulas();

        return cache;
      { spreadsheetId: spreadsheetId }
Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal

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Amit Agarwal is a Google Developer Expert in Google Workspace and Google Apps Script. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science (I.I.T.) and is the first professional blogger in India.

Amit has developed several popular Google add-ons including Mail Merge for Gmail and Document Studio. Read more on Lifehacker and YourStory


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