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    A client-side utility class that uses promises to call server-side Google Apps Script functions. This is a user-friendly wrapper of google.script.run.

    It can also optionally be used in local development and is designed to interact with the Google Apps Script Dev Server used in the React / Google Apps Script project.



    > npm install gas-client
    # or 
    > yarn add gas-client
    import { GASClient } from 'gas-client';
    const { serverFunctions } = new GASClient();
    // We now have access to all our server functions, which return promises
      .then((response) => doSomething(response))
      .catch((err) => handleError(err));

    Development mode

    To use with Google Apps Script Dev Server, pass in a config object with allowedDevelopmentDomains indicating the localhost port you are using. This setting will be ignored in production (see below for more details).

    import { GASClient } from 'gas-client';
    const { serverFunctions } = new GASClient({
      allowedDevelopmentDomains: 'https://localhost:3000',
      .then((response) => doSomething(response))
      .catch((err) => handleError(err));

    How to use

    Using the gas-client utility class

    The gas-client file lets you use promises to call and handle responses from the server, instead of using google.script.run:

    // Google's client-side utility "google.script.run" works like this:
      .withSuccessHandler((response) => doSomething(response))
      .withFailureHandler((err) => handleError(err))
    // With this package we can now do this:
    import { GASClient } from 'gas-client';
    const { serverFunctions } = new GASClient();
    // We now have access to all our server functions, which return promises
      .then((response) => doSomething(response))
      .catch((err) => handleError(err));
    // Or we can use async/await syntax:
    async () => {
      try {
        const response = await serverFunctions.addSheet(sheetTitle);
      } catch (err) {

    Now we can use familiar Promises in our client-side code and have easy access to all server functions.

    [New!] Typescript

    This project now supports typescript!

    To use it, simply import your server functions and pass them as a type parameter when creating your server

    On your server-side code

    // src/server/index.ts
    interface SheetData {
      name: string;
      numOfRows: number;
    const getSheetData = (): SheetData => {
      const sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet();
      return {
        name: sheet.getName(),
        numOfRows: sheet.getMaxRows(),
    const appendRowsToSheet = (sheetName: string, rowsToAdd: number): void => {
      const sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet().getSheetByName(sheetName);
      sheet.insertRowsAfter(sheet.getMaxRows(), rowsToAdd);
    export { getSheetData, appendRowsToSheet };

    On your server-side code

    // src/client/add-rows.ts
    import { GASClient } from 'gas-client';
    import { showUserPrompt } from './show-user-prompt';
    import * as server from '../server';
    const { serverFunctions } = new GASClient<typeof server>();
    const promptUser = async (): Promise<void> => {
      const { name, numOfRows } = await serverFunctions.getSheetData();
      const response = await showUserPrompt(`Sheet ${name} has ${numOfRows} rows. How many would you like to add?`);
      serverFunctions.appendRowsToSheet(name, numOfRows);

    Now you can have your function names, parameters and return types checked.

    Get better IDE support and catch errors ahead!



    The config object takes: allowedDevelopmentDomains: A config to specifiy which domains are permitted for communication with Google Apps Script Webpack Dev Server development tool. This is a security setting, and if not specified, will block functionality in development.

    allowedDevelopmentDomains will accept either a space-separated string of allowed subdomains, e.g. 'https://localhost:3000 https://localhost:8080' (notice no trailing slashes); or a function that takes in the requesting origin and should return true to allow communication, e.g. (origin) => /localhost:\d+$/.test(origin);

    Production mode

    In the normal Google Apps Script production environment, new GASClient() will have one available method:

    • serverFunctions: an object containing all publicly exposed server functions (see example above).

    Note that the allowedDevelopmentDomains configuration will be ignored in production, so the same code can and should be used for development and production.

    Development mode

    Development mode for the gas-client helper class will be run when the google client API cannot be found, i.e. an error is thrown with the message "google is not defined"

    Calling new GASClient({ allowedDevelopmentDomains }) will create an instance with the following method in development mode:

    • serverFunctions: a proxy object, used for development purposes, that mimics calling google.script.run. It will dispatch a message to the parent iframe (our custom Dev Server), which will call an app that actually interacts with the google.script.run API. Development mode will also handle the response and resolve or reject based on the response type. See the implementation for details on the event signature.


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