Add the Edit Response URL of Google Forms in Google Sheets

Published in: Google Apps Script - Google Forms

This Google Apps Script code will insert the Form Edit Response URL to the Google Spreadsheet when a new Google Form is submitted. The response URL is added to the same spreadsheet that is collecting the responses for the Google Form.

The code is inserting the raw link here but you can use the built-in HYPERLINK() formula to create a clickable hyperlink inside the spreadsheet cell. The script function can also be integrated with the Google Shortener API (or Bitly) to insert a short URL that is easier to copy-paste and share.

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// Create the Form Submit Trigger
function createFormTrigger() {
  var triggerName = 'addFormResponseUrl';
  var spreadsheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();

function addFormResponseUrl(e) {
  // Get the Google Form linked to the response
  var responseSheet = e.range.getSheet();
  var googleFormUrl = responseSheet.getFormUrl();
  var googleForm = FormApp.openByUrl(googleFormUrl);

  // Get the form response based on the timestamp
  var timestamp = new Date(e.namedValues.Timestamp[0]);
  var formResponse = googleForm.getResponses(timestamp).pop();

  // Get the Form response URL and add it to the Google Spreadsheet
  var responseUrl = formResponse.getEditResponseUrl();
  var row = e.range.getRow();
  var responseColumn = 10; // Column where the response URL is recorded.
  responseSheet.getRange(row, responseColumn).setValue(responseUrl);

Please note that anyone who has access to this unique Form Response Edit URL can change the form response. The getEditResponseUrl() method will return the URL to edit a response that has already been submitted, even if the Form.setAllowResponseEdits(enabled) setting is disabled.

Also, you should always get the URL of the linked Google Form via the active sheet and not the active spreadsheet as there could multiple forms associated with the same Google Spreadsheet.

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