BLOCKS Reference

Google Drive

Get spreadsheet data

Self-Service Plan users (including trial version users) must enable the Google Sheets API. For more information on enabling the API, please refer to Enabling Google APIs.


This BLOCK loads data from a spreadsheet in Google Drive into a variable.

The data stored into the variable is the same format as the data used with the Create spreadsheet BLOCK. For details, refer to the Create spreadsheet BLOCK reference page.

All data is handled as strings regardless of the data type in the cell.

To target items that already exist in Google Drive (not created/saved using Google Drive BLOCKS), you must share the items with the email address for your GCP service account. You can view the email address of your GCP service account in the GCP service accounts section of the Flow Designer Settings menu.


Property Explanation
BLOCK name Configure the name displayed on this BLOCK.
GCP service account Select the GCP service account to use with this BLOCK.
File name

Designate the name of the spreadsheet containing the data that will be loaded into a variable.

If there are multiple files with the same name, the BLOCK will load data from the first file it finds.

You can also enter the URL of the file. You can use the sharing link or the URL from the address bar of the file.

Output variable Designate the variable that will store the data from the spreadsheet.
BLOCK memos Make notes about this BLOCK.
Parent folder Designate name of folder that contains the target spreadsheet. Use this property when spreadsheets with the same file name exist in multiple folders and you want data from a specific file.
Worksheet name

Designate the worksheet that contains the target data. If left blank, data will be loaded from the first worksheet.

Starting cell (A1 notation Designate the starting cell (A1 notation) for reading data from the spreadsheet. If left blank, data will be read starting from cell A1.