Google Spreadsheets Python API
Manage your spreadsheets with gspread in Python.
- Open a spreadsheet by its title or url.
- Extract range, entire row or column values.
- Independent of Google Data Python client library.
- Python 3 support.
import gspread # Login with your Google account gc = gspread.login('firstname.lastname@example.org', 'password') # Open a worksheet from spreadsheet with one shot wks = gc.open("Where is the money Lebowski?").sheet1 wks.update_acell('B2', "it's down there somewhere, let me take another look.") # Fetch a cell range cell_list = wks.range('A1:B7')
Alternate Authorization Using OAuth2
import gspread # Login with your Google account gc = gspread.authorize(OAuth2Credentials) # Open a worksheet from spreadsheet with one shot wks = gc.open("Where is the money Lebowski?").sheet1
OAuth2Credentials must be an object with a valid
access_token attribute, such as one created with the oauth2client library from Google. See "Using OAuth2 for Authorization" for more information.
Two Factor Authorization
Otherwise you will get an
AuthenticationError: Unable to authenticate. 403 code when trying to login.
If you're not using Two Factor Authorization and you get
gspread.exceptions.AuthenticationError: Unable to authenticate. 403 code while trying to logon with gspread, do this:
- In your webbrowser logon to gmail/google with the account you're using in gspread.
- Visit the URLs https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps and https://accounts.google.com/DisplayUnlockCaptcha and follow the instructions on those pages.
Opening a Spreadsheet
# You can open a spreadsheet by its title as it appears in Google Docs sh = gc.open("My poor gym results") # <-- Look ma, no keys! # If you want to be specific, use a key (which can be extracted from # the spreadsheet's url) sht1 = gc.open_by_key('0BmgG6nO_6dprdS1MN3d3MkdPa142WFRrdnRRUWl1UFE') # Or, if you feel really lazy to extract that key, paste the entire url sht2 = gc.open_by_url('https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Bm...FE&hl')
Selecting a Worksheet
# Select worksheet by index. Worksheet indexes start from zero worksheet = sh.get_worksheet(0) # By title worksheet = sh.worksheet("January") # Most common case: Sheet1 worksheet = sh.sheet1 # Get a list of all worksheets worksheet_list = sh.worksheets()
Creating a Worksheet
worksheet = sh.add_worksheet(title="A worksheet", rows="100", cols="20")
Deleting a Worksheet
Getting a Cell Value
# With label val = worksheet.acell('B1').value # With coords val = worksheet.cell(1, 2).value
Getting All Values From a Row or a Column
# Get all values from the first row values_list = worksheet.row_values(1) # Get all values from the first column values_list = worksheet.col_values(1)
Getting All Values From a Worksheet as a List of Lists
list_of_lists = worksheet.get_all_values()
Finding a Cell
# Find a cell with exact string value cell = worksheet.find("Dough") print("Found something at R%sC%s" % (cell.row, cell.col)) # Find a cell matching a regular expression amount_re = re.compile(r'(Big|Enormous) dough') cell = worksheet.find(amount_re)
Finding All Matched Cells
# Find all cells with string value cell_list = worksheet.findall("Rug store") # Find all cells with regexp criteria_re = re.compile(r'(Small|Room-tiering) rug') cell_list = worksheet.findall(criteria_re)
Each cell has a value and coordinates properties.
value = cell.value row_number = cell.row column_number = cell.col
worksheet.update_acell('B1', 'Bingo!') # Or worksheet.update_cell(1, 2, 'Bingo!') # Select a range cell_list = worksheet.range('A1:C7') for cell in cell_list: cell.value = 'O_o' # Update in batch worksheet.update_cells(cell_list)
Python 2.6+ or Python 3+
git clone https://github.com/burnash/gspread.git cd gspread python setup.py install
pip install gspread
If you're on easy_install, it's:
- Go to Google Drive and create an empty spreadsheet you will use for testing.
Create a configuration file from config dummy:
cp tests/tests.config.example tests/tests.config
tests.configwith your favorite editor and fill up config parameters with your testing spreadsheet's info.
- Install Nose.
Suggestions & Code Contribution
Please report bugs and suggest features via GitHub Issues.