I am working on a personal project involving a CloudDeploy[ ] that reads data off a Google Doc and then works with it. Ideally, the Google Doc is either a text document or a spreadsheet which contains a single string, which is what I want Mathematica to read as input. Example here.
The kind of stuff I would like to do the the string is very simple, but I am stuck at the very beginning. This:
string = Import[theURLstring];
obviously fails miserably. Can someone help?
- I looked at this past question, but it didn't help me.
- The reason I want to use Google Doc rather than a databin, say, is that I want my friends to add to the string without them to know basically any technical details. Basically I want to be as easy as: "open the doc, add to the document, save, close" on the input side, and "open this webpage to see the results" on the output side.
- a document on dropbox would be OK, but only if there is no way of doing it on Google.
- I also don't have much technical internet knowledge, so bear with me if I am asking the impossible or if this question is very simple.