Download Google Sheets Using Just the URL

Simple package to download Google Sheets using just the sharing link. Spreadsheets can be downloaded as a data frame, or as plain text to parse manually. Google Sheets is the new name for Google Docs Spreadsheets.


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gsheet is a simple package to download Google Sheets (aka Google Docs Spreadsheets) using just the sharing link. Sheets can be downloaded as a data frame, or as plain text to parse manually.

Installation

Install from CRAN with:

install.packages('gsheet')

Or install the latest development version from github wth:

devtools::install_github("maxconway/gsheet")

Getting started

Download a google sheet as a table with:

library(gsheet)
gsheet2tbl('docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1I9mJsS5QnXF2TNNntTy-HrcdHmIF9wJ8ONYvEJTXSNo')

Advanced

If you want more control, you might want to use something like:

url <- 'docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1I9mJsS5QnXF2TNNntTy-HrcdHmIF9wJ8ONYvEJTXSNo'
a <- gsheet2text(url, format='csv')
b <- read.csv(a, stringsAsFactors=FALSE)

This way the table can be cleaned before parsing, and different options can be used in parsing.

Downloading other sheets

If you want to download a sheet other than the first, you have to use the direct url, copied from the address bar, like so:

url <- 'docs.google.com/spreadsheets/1I9mJsS5QnXF2TNNntTy-HrcdHmIF9wJ8ONYvEJTXSNo#gid=850032961'
b <- gsheet2tbl(url)

This works because this makes the gid, which is the sheet identifier, available. If you have problems downloading the first sheet, this can also help too.

News

gsheet 0.4.2

  • fixes to make tests agnostic to use of readr vs base

gsheet 0.4.0

  • gsheet2tbl now uses readr if it is available
  • new function construct_download_url allows manual downloading using readr

gsheet 0.3.0

Minor changes

  • Moved from rvest and xml2 to purely using httr.

Bugfixes

  • Changed URL format to match a change made by Google. Resolved #6 and #7

gsheet 0.2.1

Bugfixes

  • Fixed issue due to deprecated function in rvest

gsheet 0.1.1.9000

Major

  • Users can now download from arbitrary sheets, rather than just the first.

Minor

  • Now fails with an informative error when 'share by link' is turned off.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed namespace bugs (#1)
  • Fixed further namespace bugs resulting from new stringr version

gsheet 0.1

  • First release

Reference manual

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install.packages("gsheet")

0.4.2 by Max Conway, 3 years ago


https://github.com/maxconway/gsheet


Report a bug at https://github.com/maxconway/gsheet/issues


Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/gsheet


Authors: Max Conway [aut, cre]


Documentation:   PDF Manual  


Task views: Web Technologies and Services


GPL-3 license


Imports httr, stringr

Suggests testthat, readr


Imported by GerminaR, gfer, odk.


See at CRAN