Wednesday, October 14, 2015

How to make google spreadsheet as searchable database repository

Continue from the previous post "How to make Google Spreadsheet as database"

This is one example how to use Google Spreadsheet as searchable database - although there is lack of automation in its display output process but it shows the possibility of using Google Spreadsheet as database. I couldn't really recalled where I've code the coding but the simplicity of this piece of work open the ideas to utilize the Google Spreadsheet to a greater capability.

In this example we are making a database of postal codes - as i said earlier the search box capability is not so automated that you have to type specific keywords with case sensitive words. This can be modified if you are good in programming to make it automated - and it uses the json to deliver the data being search.

You can use the coding and change this part to retrieve your own Google Spreadsheet data. Note that the Google Spreadsheet key "1WDoiQGwoFTxPwQsOBSsCs-B0R4FiW1kaikYVbpEBPak" is the most important to replace according to your own spreadsheet key. You can use it anyway you want it or modify according to your need.

Try the search functionality here: Malaysia Postal Codes Database


<u>How to use the Postal Search!</u></h3>

<li>Search the codes by states with the first letter is capital i.e. Sarawak</li>
<li>Use the "Filter by City and Filter by Street" - it will automatically narrow down search results</li>
<li>Use the following keywords to search Malaysia Postal Codes by States</li>
Johor | Kedah | Kelantan | Kuala Lumpur | Labuan | Melaka | Negeri Sembilan | Pahang | Putrajaya | Perlis | Pulau Pinang | Perak | Sabah | Selangor | Sarawak | Terengganu |</div>
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Search postal codes </h4>
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<b>Instructions:</b> Use the filter(s) below to customize your search results. Use the tool above to perform a new search.
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