Gets the range that is being protected. Do you have industry news to share? You can also lock cell ranges in Sheets spreadsheets with scripts. Note that if the user is a member of a Google Group that has edit permission, or if all users in the domain have edit permission, the user are still be able to edit the protected area. Now, create a password for your spreadsheet. The duplicates are removed in place. I like the suggestion, but wonder how you are going to sync the copies to the master? If the protection applies to the sheet instead of a range, this method returns a range that spans the entire sheet.
Adding Exceptions to a Protected Worksheet When protecting an entire worksheet, Google Sheets locks every single cell. Your question is still too broad. Click here on the rule you want to delete. I then have to go through all 13 sheets and remove them from the protected cells. With a smaller spreadsheet, finding and removing them is simple. Press the Done button to save the changes. Fortunately, Sheets provides a handy tool to protect people from changing cells in your document.
The new Protection class only applies to the newer version of Sheets. String Gets the description of the protected range or sheet. To change the unprotected ranges, use to set a new array of ranges; to re-protect the entire sheet, set an empty array. I can't even get the example code to work either :. I am demonstrating some attempt to use what little documentation google has. To unlock the cells, select a cell range listed there.
While this is optional, if you have multiple ranges that you want to protect, this will help manage it well. Because you created the web app script, your Google Drive will automatically add it to your newly protected spreadsheet. If someone tries to edit other than the cells you want If they are editable, they will see the same prompt as before and notify them that they can not. Neither the owner of the spreadsheet nor the current user can be removed. Press the Set permissions button to open further editing permissions.
This is a very basic encryption, so keep that in mind when you decide what information you want to store this way on Google Drive. The staff that works on the sheet and the employees are only allowed to edit certain cells for the work they do. Parameters Name Type Description description String The description of the protected range or sheet. Lock a Full Sheet If you just want other users to be able to view, but not modify, a sheet, the simplest approach is just to lock the whole sheet. This may not be something you want. I have this spreadsheet shared with multiple users, and I need to protect the sheets so that certain users can only view and edit one sheet of this spreadsheet. I accidentally protected a range that ought not to have been protected.
If you have already locked your sheets and made your exceptions you can easily use Google's example code. Warning-based protection means that every user can edit data in the area, except editing prompts a warning asking the user to confirm the edit. Throws an exception if the spreadsheet does not belong to a G Suite domain that is, if it is owned by a gmail. You can even mirror the original tab structure. Step 3: Select the Protected sheets and ranges option.
So, with 50 students each having 33 sheets, I have over 1800 sheets to unprotected. This requires they authenticate themselves you cannot do this in onOpen for example. Click on Protect and Done. Forgive me for trying to get assistance where google says too. Once you know how to download Google Drive video without permission, you can uncover a wide range of possibilities that can make your professional life easy.
If you don't know the password, and you also have permission to unlock the document, you can remove the protection without a password using another spreadsheet application such as Apache OpenOffice or Google Sheets. Detailed documentation Adds the given user to the list of editors for the protected sheet or range. Step 5: Choose the protected sheet that you want to unprotect. Here are a few indicators that the sheet is locked or protected: Step 1: If you see the below screenshot, the google spreadsheet is locked and there is no option available for download or save. Knowing Google, I bet it would work.
However, if you want to grant editing access to just a few cells, you can specify which ones are editable. The feature with multiple members of your team is definitely its selling point. Hide sheets from view You can hide sheets that are old or are placeholders for calculations used by other sheets. Then select Only you from the drop-down menu. To add editors, simply enter their email id and click on Done. We already showed you how to lock Excel formula cells in this , but you can also lock, or protect, formula cells in Google Sheets. Controlling Viewing Conceivably you could program the workbook to hide sheets dependent on who the user is.
Alternatives: Content Service In my application, I use Content Service to do edit operations that only the owner of the database can do. Removes the given user from the list of editors for the protected sheet or range. Or is there a better way to fix this bug? Before that you must know how to find out if a particular file of folder has been locked for general viewing. Comment on Separate Workbook architecture and ImportRange I would caution against splitting the application into separate workbooks. A protected range can protect either a static range of cells or a named range. One of the issues that come with working on a shared Google Sheet is that anyone can make a change in it.