Class CardAction

CardAction

A clickable menu item that is added to the card header menu.


 var action = CardService.newAction();
 // Finish building the action...

 var cardAction = CardService.newCardAction()
     .setText("Card action")
     .setOnClickAction(action);
 

Methods

MethodReturn typeBrief description
setAuthorizationAction(action)CardActionSets an authorization action that opens a URL to the authorization flow when the object is clicked.
setComposeAction(action, composedEmailType)CardActionSets an action that composes a draft email when the object is clicked.
setOnClickAction(action)CardActionSets an action that executes when the object is clicked.
setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action)CardActionSets an action that opens a URL in a tab when the object is clicked.
setOpenLink(openLink)CardActionSets a URL to be opened when the object is clicked.
setText(text)CardActionSets the menu text for this action.

Detailed documentation

setAuthorizationAction(action)

Sets an authorization action that opens a URL to the authorization flow when the object is clicked. This will open the URL in a new window and when the user finishes the authorization flow and returns to the application, the addon will reload.

A UI object can only have one of setOpenLink(openLink), setOnClickAction(action), setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action), setAuthorizationAction(action), or setComposeAction(action, composedEmailType) set.


 // ...

 var action = CardService.newAuthorizationAction().setAuthorizationUrl('url'));
 CardService.newTextButton().setText('Authorize').setAuthorizationAction(action);

 

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
actionAuthorizationActionthe object that specifies the authorization action to take when this element is clicked.

Return

CardAction — this object, for chaining.


setComposeAction(action, composedEmailType)

Sets an action that composes a draft email when the object is clicked. A UI object can only have one of setOpenLink(openLink), setOnClickAction(action), setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action), setAuthorizationAction(action), or setComposeAction(action, composedEmailType) set.

The Action parameter must specify a callback function that returns a ComposeActionResponse object configured using ComposeActionResponseBuilder.setGmailDraft(draft).


 // ...

 var action = CardService.newAction().setFunctionName('composeEmailCallback'));
 CardService.newTextButton()
     .setText('Compose Email')
     .setComposeAction(action, CardService.ComposedEmailType.REPLY_AS_DRAFT);

 // ...

 function composeEmailCallback() {
   var thread = GmailApp.getThreadById(e.threadId);
   var draft = thread.createDraftReply('This is a reply');
   return CardService.newComposeActionResponseBuilder()
       .setGmailDraft(draft)
       .build();
 }
 

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
actionActionthe object that specifies the compose action to take when this element is clicked.
composedEmailTypeComposedEmailTypean enum value that specifies whether the composed draft is a standalone or reply draft.

Return

CardAction — this object, for chaining.


setOnClickAction(action)

Sets an action that executes when the object is clicked. A UI object can only have one of setOpenLink(openLink), setOnClickAction(action), setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action), setAuthorizationAction(action), or setComposeAction(action, composedEmailType) set.

The Action parameter must specify a callback function that returns a ActionResponse object.


 // ...

 var action = CardService.newAction().setFunctionName('notificationCallback'));
 CardService.newTextButton().setText('Create notification').setOnClickAction(action);

 // ...

 function notificationCallback() {
   return CardService.newActionResponseBuilder()
       .setNotification(CardService.newNotification()
           .setType(CardService.Notification.INFO)
           .setText("Some info to display to user"))
       .build();
 }
 

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
actionActionthe action to take when this element is clicked.

Return

CardAction — this object, for chaining.


setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action)

Sets an action that opens a URL in a tab when the object is clicked. Use this function when the URL needs to be built or when you need to take other actions in addiiton to creating the OpenLink object. A UI object can only have one of setOpenLink(openLink), setOnClickAction(action), setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action), setAuthorizationAction(action), or setComposeAction(action, composedEmailType) set.

The Action parameter must specify a callback function that returns a ActionResponse object configured using ActionResponseBuilder.setOpenLink(openLink).


 // ...

 var action = CardService.newAction().setFunctionName('openLinkCallback'));
 CardService.newTextButton().setText('Open Link').setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action);

 // ...

 function openLinkCallback() {
   return CardService.newActionResponseBuilder()
       .setOpenLink(CardService.newOpenLink()
           .setUrl('https://www.google.com'))
       .build();
 }
 

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
actionActionthe object that specifies the open link action to take when this element is clicked.

Return

CardAction — this object, for chaining.


setOpenLink(openLink)

Sets a URL to be opened when the object is clicked. Use this function when the URL is already known and only needs to be opened. A UI object can only have one of setOpenLink(openLink), setOnClickAction(action), setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action), setAuthorizationAction(action), or setComposeAction(action, composedEmailType) set.

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
openLinkOpenLinkan OpenLink object describing the URL to open.

Return

CardAction — this object, for chaining.


setText(text)

Sets the menu text for this action.

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
textStringthe menu item text.

Return

CardAction — this object, for chaining.

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