Pytanis' Google Sheet client is really made for simplicity. Retrieving a worksheet of a Google sheet is as simple as:
from pytanis import GSheetClient gsheet_client = GSheetClient() gsheet_df = gsheet_client.gsheet_as_df(SPREADSHEET_ID, WORKSHEET_NAME)
SPREADSHEET_IDis the ID taken from the spreadsheet's url, e.g. the ID is
17juVXM7V3p7Fgfi-9WkwPlMAYJB-DuxRhYCi_hastbBif your spreadsheet's url is
WORKSHEET_NAMEis the name of the actual sheet, e.g.
Form responses 1, that you find in the lower bar of your spreadsheet. The function
gsheet_as_dfreturns a simple Pandas dataframe, which most users are surely familiar with.
If you run the above script the first time, you will get a link to a Google consent page, or it will directly open up if you run this in a Jupter notebook. Read it carefully and accept the access to your Google Sheet. This step is only necessary and everytime you change the access scope. For instance if you also want to have write-access to a worksheet, run:
gsheet_client = GSheetClient(read_only=False) gsheet_client.recreate_token()
gsheet_client.save_df_as_gsheet(subs_df, SPREADSHEET_ID, WORKSHEET_NAME)
Google Sheet has a real useful version history that can be found under File » Version history » See version history. Even if you have accidentally overwritten you Google Sheet you can also restore an old version.
In case you want even more functionality and a dataframe is just not enough, you can use the
gsheet method to get a Worksheet object or Spreadsheet object of GSpread. GSpread gives you full access to the API of Google Sheet and all the
gsheet_as_df does is to basically use GSpread-Dataframe to convert this into a Pandas dataframe to simplify things for you. Also check out GSpread-Formatting if you want to use features like conditional formatting, colors cells, etc. Pytanis' google module gives you a complete reference of the current functionality within Pytanis but make sure to check out the GSpread ecosystem too as mentioned above.