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Posted on 2016-10-19
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The script run I have will get a timestamp of when a row is edited and puts the user in the comments box at the end of the row of cells.  cannot get the script to run and get the email of the current person editing the google sheet.  It will only return the email of the Admin/Owner of the script, or it will just retune a blank value.  

I have run even combination I can think of using like getEffectiveUser, getActiveUser and so on.

function myFunction() {
  
}
function onEdit(event){
  var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();

  //Script Last Update Timing

  var actSht = event.source.getActiveSheet();
  var actRng = event.source.getActiveRange();

  var activeCell = actSht.getActiveCell();
  var row = activeCell.getRow();
  var column = activeCell.getColumn();

  if(row < 4)   return; //If header row then return
  var colNums  = [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22]; //Coulmns, whose edit is considered
  if(colNums.indexOf(column) == -1) return; //If column other than considered then return


  var index = actRng.getRowIndex();
  var dateCol = actSht.getLastColumn();
  var lastCell = actSht.getRange(index,dateCol);
                  var date = Utilities.formatDate(new Date(), "PST", "MM/dd/yy HH:mm");


   // Log the email address of all users who have edit access to a file. 
  var email = Session.getActiveUser().getEmail();
 Logger.log(email);
  
  // Note: Insert the Date when someone update the row in the last coulmn
  lastCell.setValue(date).setComment(email);


}
 

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Koen Van Wielink earned 2000 total points
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It might not be possible to extract this information. From Google's help pages:

Gets information about the current user. If security policies do not allow access to the user's identity, User.getEmail() returns a blank string. The circumstances in which the email address is available vary: for example, the user's email address is not available in any context that allows a script to run without that user's authorization, like a simple onOpen(e) or onEdit(e) trigger, a custom function in Google Sheets, or a web app deployed to "execute as me" (that is, authorized by the developer instead of the user). However, these restrictions generally do not apply if the developer and the user belong to the same Google Apps for Business domain.

Document can be found here.
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