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Files: export

Exports a Google Doc to the requested MIME type and returns the exported content. Please note that the exported content is limited to 10MB. Try it now.

Request

HTTP request

GET https://www.googleapis.com/drive/v3/files/fileId/export

Parameters

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.
Optional query parameters
fields string The paths of the fields you want included in the response. If not specified, the response includes a default set of fields specific to this method. For development you can use the special value * to return all fields, but you'll achieve greater performance by only selecting the fields you need. For more information, see Return specific fields for a file.

Authorization

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

Scope
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.file
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.readonly

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.

Response

If successful, this method returns the file content as bytes.

Try it!

Use the APIs Explorer below to call this method on live data and see the response.