I am attempting to export a spreadsheet which is "created" daily through an automated e-mail in Google Apps Script. When attempting to convert to PDF I only get the top row shown in the PDF document (none of the data).

var file = DriveApp.getFileById(spreadsheet.getId()).getAs(MimeType.PDF);

  MailApp.sendEmail('email', 'Equipment Update', 'Spreadsheet Attached', {
name: 'Testing',
attachments: [file]

I have checked and the spreadsheet does have the appropriate list of information on the sheet which is to be exported.

Any ideas as to what might be causing this?

  • Your advice fixed the issue perfectly, I greatly appreciate it.
    – STowslee
    Dec 21, 2016 at 2:25

1 Answer 1


It appears you were trying to convert a spreadsheet to PDF immediately after it was filled with data. This is sometimes an issue because the data may be stuck in a pipeline: the changes are not immediately applied for performance reasons. Use the command


before conversion to PDF, to make sure any pending changes are applied. Reference.

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