Convert an image into an url button in Google Sheets Using Apps Script

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Iftikhar Omar

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Jan 15, 2021, 12:01:07 AM1/15/21
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Hello,

Peace Be Upon You,


I need some help with google app scripts.


What I want to do:

  1. I want to add an image in google sheets

  2. Add an app script to this image

  3. Configure the script so that when I click the image it takes me to a url (external or internal)


What Help I need: 

I'm a beginner and would like to get the work done. 

Please help me with a sample or template code to place the url.


Why app script for this simple task:

Google sheets kept no other way to point a drawing or image to a url.


I’m new here. Please forgive me if asking this way is against manners. But please help me. 


Thanks,

Md. Iftikhar Alam Omar

https://iftikharomar.co


Boris Baublys

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Jan 15, 2021, 4:08:28 AM1/15/21
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Hello. Do you want to add images to a sheet using a script? Or do you add an image to the sheet manually and you need a code that, when you click on this image, will open the required URL?  

пятница, 15 января 2021 г. в 08:01:07 UTC+3, Iftikhar Omar:

Iftikhar Omar

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Jan 15, 2021, 4:56:41 AM1/15/21
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Thanks a lot for prompt reply.

I want to add images to sheet manually.

And then I need a code that, when I click on this image, will open the required URL <3

Boris Baublys

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Jan 15, 2021, 5:35:17 AM1/15/21
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Thanks now, I understand. Use the following code. Assign the script  run to the image. Correct the url in the script to the desired one. On first launch, allow pop-ups for this url (top right in the address bar).  

function run(){
  var url = 'https://google.com';
  openUrl( url );
}

/**
 * Open a URL in a new tab.
 */
function openUrl(url){
  var html = HtmlService.createHtmlOutput('<html><script>'
  +'window.close = function(){window.setTimeout(function(){google.script.host.close()},9)};'
  +'var a = document.createElement("a"); a.href="'+url+'"; a.target="_blank";'
  +'if(document.createEvent){'
  +'  var event=document.createEvent("MouseEvents");'
  +'  if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("firefox")>-1){window.document.body.append(a)}'                          
  +'  event.initEvent("click",true,true); a.dispatchEvent(event);'
  +'}else{ a.click() }'
  +'close();'
  +'</script>'
  // Offer URL as clickable link in case above code fails.
  +'<body style="word-break:break-word;font-family:sans-serif;">Failed to open automatically. <a href="'+url+'" target="_blank" onclick="window.close()">Click here to proceed</a>.</body>'
  +'<script>google.script.host.setHeight(40);google.script.host.setWidth(410)</script>'
  +'</html>')
  .setWidth( 90 ).setHeight( 1 );
  SpreadsheetApp.getUi().showModalDialog( html, "Opening ..." );
}

пятница, 15 января 2021 г. в 12:56:41 UTC+3, Iftikhar Omar:

Iftikhar Omar

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Jan 15, 2021, 6:08:51 AM1/15/21
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Thanks a lot for this help.. :)


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Iftikhar Omar

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Jan 15, 2021, 6:09:51 AM1/15/21
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Thanks a lot Mr. Boris.. :)

Boris Baublys

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You are welcome, Mr. Omar :-)

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Sunay Sabri

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Working perfect. Thanks a lot.
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