can import Google® Sheets® spreadsheets.

The sheets of a spreadsheets can be imported as:

Limitations:

NOTE: This integration provides access to all Google Sheets in the connecting user's account. Access includes spreadsheets with disabled options for download, print, or copy as well as hidden sheets within spreadsheets.

Process:

  1. A spreadsheet can be read directly from your Google Drive.

    NOTE: When you first use the Google Sheets connector, you must enable to read all of your Google Drive data. When the connector is used, it locates only the Google Sheets data, including any Sheets that have been shared with you. All other data in Google Drive, including any Microsoft® Workbooks®, is ignored. You can then select the Sheet or Sheets you wish to import.

  2. Sheets in a worksheet are ingested and written to  in CSV format. 
  3. CSV files are available for selection.
  4. These CSV files are the source from which the imported datasets are created.

Steps:

  1. In the menu bar, click Library
  2. In the Library page, click Import Data. Select the Google Sheets connection. For more information, see Connections Page.

    Tip: You can paste links that you gather from Google to select spreadsheets. To access a Google Sheet, edit the path and paste the link. Use this method for publicly available Google Sheets, too.

    See Import Data Page.

    Import Google Sheets spreadsheet
  3. After you select the spreadsheet, it is uploaded and converted to CSV format and stored. Depending on the size of the spreadsheet, this process may take a while.

  4. By default, all sheets in the spreadsheet are imported as individual datasets. To change how the data is imported, click Edit in the right panel.

    Import settings for Google Sheets datasets
  5. Dataset creation:
    1. 1 dataset per sheet: (Default) Each selected sheet in the spreadsheet is imported as a separate dataset. 
      Specify the base name of the datasets that you are creating. If you are creating a single dataset, the name of the spreadsheet is used. 
    2. Selected sheets into 1 dataset: All selected sheets in the spreadsheet are combined and imported as a single dataset.

      NOTE: The schemas of each dataset must match. Columns must be listed in the same order in each dataset. The column headers are taken from the first selected dataset.

    3. All and future sheets into 1 dataset:  If the spreadsheet is updated periodically with new sheets that you would like to add in the future, select this option. After initial selection of sheets, all sheets that are added to the spreadsheet in the future are automatically added as part of the imported dataset.

      NOTE: When an imported dataset based on this option is first loaded into the Transformer page, the data grid displays an initial sample taken from rows in the first sheet only. When you take another sample from the Samples panel, data is collected from other sheets. For more information, see Samples Panel.

  6. Selected sheets: 
    1. You can select the sheets to import. 

      NOTE: Special characters in sheet names are filtered out.

    2. To preview the data of an individual sheet, mouse over a dataset and click Jump to.

  7. Remove special characters from column names: Select this option to remove any special characters from the inferred column headers during import.
  8. You can apply the column headers to your datasets during import. Select the required option from the drop-down list:

  9. To save changes, click Save.
  10. After your datasets have been added, you can edit the name and description information for each in the right navigation panel.
  11. Optionally, you can assign the new dataset(s) to an existing flow or create a new one to contain them.

After import:

After you have imported the Google Sheet, you should avoid renaming the Google Sheet or any tab in it that is part of the imported datasets. If you rename a datasource, you can see one or more of the following issues in :