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CSV/JSON as GET urls #10545

key88sf opened this issue Aug 9, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Aug 9, 2019

Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.
Currently you cannot link to a CSV/JSON report for a question unless it's via the public shareable URLs, which are unsafe for most organizations. We would like a way to link to CSVs that still requires the authorization check.

Describe the solution you'd like
The ability to easily link to a CSV version of a question. For example, by adding /csv or ?format=csv to the end of any question URL. That would use the default parameters for the query.

Describe alternatives you've considered
Parsing the returned HTML from the standard GET request for a question.

How important is this feature to you?
VERY important, since it enables things like importing to google sheets without public sharing.

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commented Aug 9, 2019

Hi @key88sf
How should the authentication be handled if you're using GET requests without cookies?
As I wrote in the forum, you can do POST requests in Google Sheets:

EDIT: You might want to upvote #9978 about password protection, by clicking 👍 on the first post.


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commented Aug 9, 2019

@flamber Auth would be handled by using an OAuth provider like Google Auth, not username/password. e.g. the user would already be logged into metabase before making the request from Sheets.

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