New Google Spreadsheets API

John Musser, December 4th, 2006

Late last week Google quietly announced their Google Spreadsheets API, the latest in their GData family of APIs. What does it allow you to do? From their announcement: “The Google Spreadsheets data API allows client applications to view and update Spreadsheets content in the form of a Google data API (“GData”) feeds. Your client application can request a list of a user’s spreadsheets, edit or delete content in an existing Spreadsheets worksheet, and query the content in an existing Spreadsheets worksheet. ” Creating new spreadsheets and deleting existing ones is not supported in this initial release.

You can see a summary of the API in the new entry at ProgrammableWeb.

GData, Google’s extension of RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0, is now used for a variety of Google APIs:

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December 4th, 2006
at 11:29 am
Comment by: Shoob » Blog Archive » links for 2006-12-04

[...] New Google Spreadsheets API Google propose la suite API GData. Un système qui permet d’échanger des données avec les applications Google. Ici l’annonce porte sur leur service de Spreadsheet. [...]

December 5th, 2006
at 11:37 pm
Comment by: Naik’s News » Web Office APIs - Embracing and Extending Microsoft Office

[...] Also Google recently announced their Google Spreadsheets API, as noted by John Musser. This API is part of the GData set of APIs that Google has already utilized in Google Calendar and Google Base. Here’s how it’s described: [...]

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