Retrieve forms and responses

The Google Forms API lets you retrieve form content, settings and metadata, and the end-user form responses. This page describes how to perform these tasks.

Before you begin

Perform the following tasks before proceeding with the tasks on this page:

  • Complete authorization/authentication and credentials setup in the Early Adopter Program instructions.

Retrieve form contents and metadata

To retrieve the content, settings, and metadata of a form, call the forms.get() method with the form ID.

Python

forms/snippets/retrieve_contents.py
from __future__ import print_function

from apiclient import discovery
from httplib2 import Http
from oauth2client import client, file, tools

SCOPES = "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/forms.body.readonly"
DISCOVERY_DOC = "https://forms.googleapis.com/$discovery/rest?version=v1"

store = file.Storage('token.json')
creds = None
if not creds or creds.invalid:
    flow = client.flow_from_clientsecrets('client_secrets.json', SCOPES)
    creds = tools.run_flow(flow, store)
service = discovery.build('forms', 'v1', http=creds.authorize(
    Http()), discoveryServiceUrl=DISCOVERY_DOC, static_discovery=False)

# Prints the title of the sample form:
form_id = '<YOUR_FORM_ID>'
result = service.forms().get(formId=form_id).execute()
print(result)

Node.js

forms/snippets/get_form.js
'use strict';

const path = require('path');
const google = require('@googleapis/forms');
const {authenticate} = require('@google-cloud/local-auth');

const formID = '<YOUR_FORM_ID>';

async function runSample(query) {
  const auth = await authenticate({
    keyfilePath: path.join(__dirname, 'credentials.json'),
    scopes: 'https://www.googleapis.com/auth/forms.body.readonly',
  });
  const forms = google.forms({
    version: 'v1',
    auth: auth,
  });
  const res = await forms.forms.get({formId: formID});
  console.log(res.data);
  return res.data;
}

if (module === require.main) {
  runSample().catch(console.error);
}
module.exports = runSample;

Retrieve all form responses

To retrieve all of the responses from a form, call the forms.responses.list() method with the form ID.

Python

forms/snippets/retrieve_all_responses.py
from __future__ import print_function

from apiclient import discovery
from httplib2 import Http
from oauth2client import client, file, tools

SCOPES = "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/forms.responses.readonly"
DISCOVERY_DOC = "https://forms.googleapis.com/$discovery/rest?version=v1"

store = file.Storage('token.json')
creds = None
if not creds or creds.invalid:
    flow = client.flow_from_clientsecrets('client_secrets.json', SCOPES)
    creds = tools.run_flow(flow, store)
service = discovery.build('forms', 'v1', http=creds.authorize(
    Http()), discoveryServiceUrl=DISCOVERY_DOC, static_discovery=False)

# Prints the responses of your specified form:
form_id = '<YOUR_FORM_ID>'
result = service.forms().responses().list(formId=form_id).execute()
print(result)

Node.js

forms/snippets/get_all_responses.js
'use strict';

const path = require('path');
const google = require('@googleapis/forms');
const {
  authenticate,
} = require('@google-cloud/local-auth');

const formID = '<YOUR_FORM_ID>';

async function runSample(query) {
  const auth = await authenticate({
    keyfilePath: path.join(__dirname, 'credentials.json'),
    scopes: 'https://www.googleapis.com/auth/forms.responses.readonly',
  });
  const forms = google.forms({
    version: 'v1',
    auth: auth,
  });
  const res = await forms.forms.responses.list({
    formId: formID,
  });
  console.log(res.data);
  return res.data;
}

if (module === require.main) {
  runSample().catch(console.error);
}
module.exports = runSample;

Retrieve a single form response

To retrieve a specific response from a form, call the forms.responses.get() method with the form ID and the response ID.

Python

forms/snippets/retrieve_single_response.py
from __future__ import print_function

from apiclient import discovery
from httplib2 import Http
from oauth2client import client, file, tools

SCOPES = "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/forms.responses.readonly"
DISCOVERY_DOC = "https://forms.googleapis.com/$discovery/rest?version=v1"

store = file.Storage('token.json')
creds = None
if not creds or creds.invalid:
    flow = client.flow_from_clientsecrets('client_secrets.json', SCOPES)
    creds = tools.run_flow(flow, store)
service = discovery.build('forms', 'v1', http=creds.authorize(
    Http()), discoveryServiceUrl=DISCOVERY_DOC, static_discovery=False)

# Prints the specified response from your form:
form_id = '<YOUR_FORM_ID>'
response_id = '<YOUR_RESPONSE_ID>'
result = service.forms().responses().get(
    formId=form_id, responseId=response_id).execute()
print(result)

Node.js

forms/snippets/get_single_response.js
'use strict';

const path = require('path');
const google = require('@googleapis/forms');
const {
  authenticate,
} = require('@google-cloud/local-auth');

const formID = '<YOUR_FORM_ID>';
const responseID = '<YOUR_RESPONSE_ID>';

async function runSample(query) {
  const auth = await authenticate({
    keyfilePath: path.join(__dirname, 'credentials.json'),
    scopes: 'https://www.googleapis.com/auth/forms.responses.readonly',
  });
  const forms = google.forms({
    version: 'v1',
    auth: auth,
  });
  const res = await forms.forms.responses.get({
    formId: formID,
    responseId: responseID,
  });
  console.log(res.data);
  return res.data;
}

if (module === require.main) {
  runSample().catch(console.error);
}
module.exports = runSample;