Files: export

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Exports a Google Workspace document to the requested MIME type and returns exported byte content. Note that the exported content is limited to 10MB. Try it now.


HTTP request



Parameter name Value Description
Path parameters
fileId string The ID of the file.
Required query parameters
mimeType string The MIME type of the format requested for this export.


This request allows authorization with at least one of the following scopes:


Some scopes are restricted and require a security assessment for your app to use them. For more information, see the authentication and authorization page.

Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.


If successful, this method returns the file content as bytes. For a list of Google Workspace documents and MIME type conversion formats, see Google Workspace documents and corresponding export MIME types.

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