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Release Notes: 2019

This page lists the major changes in each release of Google Apps Script in 2019. It is intended to help developers identify changes in behavior. For more recent changes, see the current year's release notes.

December 2019

December 18, 2019

December 12, 2019

The documentation for Apps Script manifest file structures has been redesigned and relocated into the Reference section. The new reference pages describe the fields and resources that make up an Apps Script manifest file, including the sections related to Add-ons.

December 11, 2019

The Data Studio service has been extended with the following class and new methods to support different response types and dynamic statuses:

December 6, 2019

A new Apps Script Fundamentals codelab playlist has been created. This playlist walks new users through basic Apps Script concepts as they build scripts for Google Sheets.

November 2019

November 6, 2019

October 2019

October 28, 2019

You can no longer publish web apps to the Chrome Web Store. The Chrome Web Store deprecated Chrome apps in 2016 and they are now only available for ChromeOS devices. This change includes published Apps Script web apps. Previously published web apps are no longer discoverable in the Chrome Web Store. Editor add-ons aren't affected; you can still publish editor add-ons to the Chrome Web Store.

October 23, 2019

  • The Slides service class RgbColor and the enumeration ColorType have been moved from the Slides service to the Base script service. The functionality of these classes has not changed. Moving these classes to the Base script service enables other services to make use of them in the future. You can now find the documenation for these classes at RgbColor and ColorType.
  • Several classes and methods relating to the now shutdown UiApp service have been removed. Most of these methods involved interactions between the Charts service and UiApp that were very seldom used. The following is a full list of the removed classes and methods:
    • Charts service
      • CategoryFilterBuilder
      • Control
      • DashboardPanel
      • DashboardPanelBuilder
      • Chart.getId()
      • Chart.getType()
      • Charts.newCategoryFilter()
      • Charts.newDashboardPanel()
      • Charts.newNumberRangeFilter()
      • Charts.newStringFilter()
      • NumberRangeFilterBuilder.setDataTable(tableBuilder)
      • NumberRangeFilterBuilder.setDataTable(table)
      • NumberRangeFilterBuilder.setFilterColumnIndex(columnIndex)
      • NumberRangeFilterBuilder.setFilterColumnLabel(columnLabel)
      • NumberRangeFilterBuilder.setLabel(label)
      • NumberRangeFilterBuilder.setLabelSeparator(labelSeparator)
      • NumberRangeFilterBuilder.setLabelStacking(orientation)
      • StringFilterBuilder.setDataTable(tableBuilder)
      • StringFilterBuilder.setDataTable(table)
      • StringFilterBuilder.setFilterColumnIndex(columnIndex)
      • StringFilterBuilder.setFilterColumnLabel(columnLabel)
      • StringFilterBuilder.setLabel(label)
      • StringFilterBuilder.setLabelSeparator(labelSeparator)
      • StringFilterBuilder.setLabelStacking(orientation)
    • Spreadsheet service
      • EmbeddedChart.getId()
      • EmbeddedChart.getType()
      • EmbeddedChart.setId(id)

September 2019

September 9, 2019

The Card service methods CardHeader.setUrl(url) and Image.setUrl(url) have been updated to accept an encoded image data string as an input parameter. As before, you can alternatively use a publicly-available image URL as the input parameter.

August 2019

August 7, 2019

Documentation for the UI service has been removed. This service was deprecated in December 2014 and officially shut down on July 15, 2019. To build interfaces for web apps and editor add-ons, use the HTML service.

July 2019

July 26, 2019

May 2019

May 20, 2019

May 3, 2019

The Document service has been updated to add methods to get and set the language of a document:

April 2019

April 19, 2019

The Data Studio service has been updated to add a few values to FieldType enum:


April 8, 2019

The behavior of the Google Clould (GCP) projects used by scripts has been altered. Now, the default GCP projects that Apps Script creates for new scripts are hidden and script owners can't access them directly. Admins and domain users with the resourcemanager.projects.list permission on the parenting GCP folder can still access default GCP projects.

If you need access to a script's GCP project (because you wish to publish it or take a similar action), it's best to switch your script to use a standard GCP project.

April 5, 2019

February 2019

February 26, 2019

January 2019

January 22, 2019

January 4, 2019