Returns a range of values from a spreadsheet. The caller must specify the spreadsheet ID and a range.


You will need authorization for at least one of the following scopes to make a valid call:


If unset, the scope for this method defaults to You can set the scope for this method like this: sheets4 --scope <scope> spreadsheets values-get ...

Required Scalar Arguments

  • <spreadsheet-id> (string)
    • The ID of the spreadsheet to retrieve data from.
  • <range> (string)

Optional Output Flags

The method's return value a JSON encoded structure, which will be written to standard output by default.

  • -o out
    • out specifies the destination to which to write the server's result to. It will be a JSON-encoded structure. The destination may be - to indicate standard output, or a filepath that is to contain the received bytes. If unset, it defaults to standard output.

Optional Method Properties

You may set the following properties to further configure the call. Please note that -p is followed by one or more key-value-pairs, and is called like this -p k1=v1 k2=v2 even though the listing below repeats the -p for completeness.

  • -p date-time-render-option=string

    • How dates, times, and durations should be represented in the output. This is ignored if value_render_option is FORMATTED_VALUE. The default dateTime render option is SERIAL_NUMBER.
  • -p major-dimension=string

    • The major dimension that results should use. For example, if the spreadsheet data in Sheet1 is: A1=1,B1=2,A2=3,B2=4, then requesting range=Sheet1!A1:B2?majorDimension=ROWS returns [[1,2],[3,4]], whereas requesting range=Sheet1!A1:B2?majorDimension=COLUMNS returns [[1,3],[2,4]].
  • -p value-render-option=string

    • How values should be represented in the output. The default render option is FORMATTED_VALUE.

Optional General Properties

The following properties can configure any call, and are not specific to this method.

  • -p $-xgafv=string

    • V1 error format.
  • -p access-token=string

    • OAuth access token.
  • -p alt=string

    • Data format for response.
  • -p callback=string

    • JSONP
  • -p fields=string

    • Selector specifying which fields to include in a partial response.
  • -p key=string

    • API key. Your API key identifies your project and provides you with API access, quota, and reports. Required unless you provide an OAuth 2.0 token.
  • -p oauth-token=string

    • OAuth 2.0 token for the current user.
  • -p pretty-print=boolean

    • Returns response with indentations and line breaks.
  • -p quota-user=string

    • Available to use for quota purposes for server-side applications. Can be any arbitrary string assigned to a user, but should not exceed 40 characters.
  • -p upload-type=string

    • Legacy upload protocol for media (e.g. "media", "multipart").
  • -p upload-protocol=string

    • Upload protocol for media (e.g. "raw", "multipart").