A Google Apps Script library for accessing Google Cloud Firestore.
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Firestore for Google Apps Scripts

A Google Apps Script library for accessing Google Cloud Firestore.

This library allows a user (or service account) to authenticate with Firestore and edit their Firestore database within a Google Apps Script.

Read how this project was started here.


In the Google online script editor, select the Resources menu item and choose Libraries.... In the "Add a library" input box, enter 1VUSl4b1r1eoNcRWotZM3e87ygkxvXltOgyDZhixqncz9lQ3MjfT1iKFw and click "Add." Choose the most recent version number.

Quick start

Creating a service account

The easiest way to use this library is to create a Google Service Account for your application and give it read/write access to your datastore. Giving a service account access to your datastore is like giving access to a user's account, but this account is strictly used by your script, not by a person.

If you don't already have a Firestore project you want to use, create one at the Firebase admin console.

To make a service account,

  1. Open the Google Service Accounts page by clicking here.
  2. Select your Firestore project, and then click "Create Service Account."
  3. For your service account's role, choose Datastore > Cloud Datastore Owner.
  4. Check the "Furnish a new private key" box and select JSON as your key type.
  5. When you press "Create," your browser will download a .json file with your private key (private_key), service account email (client_email), and project ID (project_id). Copy these values into your Google Apps Script — you'll need them to authenticate with Firestore.

Create a test document in Firestore from your script

Now, with your service account client email address email, private key key, and project ID projectId, we will authenticate with Firestore to get our Firestore object. To do this, get the Firestore object from the library:

var firestore = FirestoreApp.getFirestore(email, key, projectId);

Using this Firestore instance, we will create a Firestore document with a field name with value test!. Let's encode this as a JSON object:

const data = {
  "name": "test!"

We can choose to create a document in collection called FirstCollection without an ID:

firestore.createDocument("FirstCollection", data)

Alternatively, we can create the document in the FirstCollection collection called FirstDocument:

firestore.createDocument("FirstCollection/FirstDocument", data)

To update the document at this location, we can use the updateDocument function:

firestore.updateDocument("FirstCollection/FirstDocument", data)

Note: Although you can call updateDocument without using createDocument to create the document, any documents in your path will not be created and thus you can only access the document by using the path explicitly.

You can retrieve your data by calling the getDocument function:

const dataWithMetadata = firestore.getDocument("FirstCollection/FirstDocument")

You can also retrieve all documents within a collection by using the getDocuments function:

const allDocuments = firestore.getDocuments("FirstCollection")

If more specific queries need to be performed, you can use the query function followed by an execute invocation to get that data:

const allDocumentsWithTest = firestore.query("FirstCollection").where("name", "==", "Test!").execute()

See other library methods and details in the wiki.

Breaking Changes

  • v16: Removed: createDocumentWithId(documentId, path, fields)

    Utilize createDocument(path + '/' + documentId, fields) instead to create a document with a specific ID.


Contributions are welcome — send a pull request! This library is a work in progress. See here for more information on contributing.

After cloning this repository, you can push it to your own private copy of this Google Apps Script project to test it yourself. See here for directions on using clasp to develop App Scripts locally.

If you want to view the source code directly on Google Apps Script, where you can make a copy for yourself to edit, click here.