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Export a Google Spreadsheet using python.
import re, urllib, urllib2
class Spreadsheet(object):
def __init__(self, key):
super(Spreadsheet, self).__init__()
self.key = key
class Client(object):
def __init__(self, email, password):
super(Client, self).__init__() = email
self.password = password
def _get_auth_token(self, email, password, source, service):
url = ""
params = {
"Email": email, "Passwd": password,
"service": service,
"accountType": "HOSTED_OR_GOOGLE",
"source": source
req = urllib2.Request(url, urllib.urlencode(params))
return re.findall(r"Auth=(.*)", urllib2.urlopen(req).read())[0]
def get_auth_token(self):
source = type(self).__name__
return self._get_auth_token(, self.password, source, service="wise")
def download(self, spreadsheet, gid=0, format="csv"):
url_format = ""
headers = {
"Authorization": "GoogleLogin auth=" + self.get_auth_token(),
"GData-Version": "3.0"
req = urllib2.Request(url_format % (spreadsheet.key, format, gid), headers=headers)
return urllib2.urlopen(req)
if __name__ == "__main__":
import getpass
import csv
email = "" # (your email here)
password = getpass.getpass()
spreadsheet_id = "" # (spreadsheet id here)
# Create client and spreadsheet objects
gs = Client(email, password)
ss = Spreadsheet(spreadsheet_id)
# Request a file-like object containing the spreadsheet's contents
csv_file =
# Parse as CSV and print the rows
for row in csv.reader(csv_file):
print ", ".join(row)
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mikejones222 commented Feb 10, 2015

How do you get this to correctly write into a csv. I'm getting all of my columns in Column A with commas separating them.

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a-b commented Jul 28, 2015<FILE_ID>&exportFormat=csv&gid=0

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shyamskcetlib commented Feb 13, 2020

hi urllib is not currently available so please give the same code for urllib3 as many function unsupporting

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petrus-v commented Jul 23, 2021

@shyamskcetlib google do not support this authentification processus any more you could use or get inspiration from google-sheets-to-csv python package

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4lparslan commented Feb 10, 2022

I have authorization to view and download the spreadsheet manually (It is public). So i do not want to log in. How can i just download it?

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petrus-v commented Feb 10, 2022

@4lparslan as explain here you can use wget to test direct download with your sheet id then adapt with you programming language and favorite http library !

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