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.
Start using gspread:
import gspread gc = gspread.authorize(credentials) # 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')
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')
Creating a Spreadsheet
sh = gc.create('A new spreadsheet') # But that new spreadsheet will be visible only to your script's account. # To be able to access newly created spreadsheet you *must* share it # with your email. Which brings us to…
Sharing a Spreadsheet
sh.share('firstname.lastname@example.org', perm_type='user', role='writer')
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 # To get a cell formula cell = worksheet.acell('B1') # or .cell(1, 2) cell.input_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+
pip install gspread
git clone https://github.com/burnash/gspread.git cd gspread python setup.py install
- 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.
How to Contribute
The best way to get an answer to a question is to ask on Stack Overflow with a gspread tag.
Please report bugs and suggest features via the GitHub Issues.
Before opening an issue, search the tracker for possible duplicates. If you find a duplicate, please add a comment saying that you encountered the problem as well.