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How to Export Airtable to Google Sheets Automatically

  • Airtable is a powerful database software that many businesses rely on to keep track of their data. However, sometimes you need to export your Airtable data into Google Sheets in order to share it with others, or use it in other applications. Fortunately, there are several ways you can quickly and easily export and import data from Airtable into Google Sheets automatically.

    Here are the 3 methods we'll cover for exporting Airtable to Google Sheets:


    • Connect Airtable & Google Sheets with IFTTT [5 minutes] __Non-Automated: __
    • Use the Airtable & Google Sheets Add-On [15 minutes]
    • Export Airtable to a CSV & Import to Google Sheets [30+ minutes]

    Connect Airtable & Google Sheets with IFTTT [5 minutes]

    If you're looking for the fastest and easiest way to export your Airtable records into Google Sheets, look no further than connecting Airtable & Google Sheets with IFTTT. This method is automated, so it will save you time while keeping your data up-to-date and in sync. It's extremely easy compared to using the Airtable API. Plus, it only takes about 5 minutes to set up! Let's explore how this works.

    How to Export Airtable to Google Sheets with IFTTT

    1. Sign up for an IFTTT account. You can do this here, or you can download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play. You get up to 2 Applets for free, so sign up today!

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    1. Log in to your IFTTT account and click ‘My Applets’ at the top of the screen.

    2. Click on the "If This" 'Add' button to start building your Applet.

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    1. A search bar will appear at the top of the screen – type in ‘Airtable’ and select it when it appears in the results list below.

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    1. Select either ‘A new record is created’ and click on it to create your trigger condition.

    2. You will then be asked to provide some additional information about what kind of Airtable data you would like to track – select your specific base, table, view, etc., and once you have done so click ‘Create Trigger’ at the bottom of the page. Now whenever a new record is created in your chosen database, it will trigger your Applet to run.

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    1. Now that you have set up your trigger condition, you need to set up your action condition – click 'Then That’ at the bottom of the screen and type in ‘Google Sheets’ into the search bar which appears again at the top of the page, selecting it when it appears in the results list below.

    2. Select either 'Add new row to Spreadsheet' or 'Update cell in spreadsheet' depending on how you want your data from Airtable transferred over into Google Sheets - if 'Add new row' is selected then any new records created or updated in Airtable will be added as a new row in your existing Google Sheet; if 'Update cell is selected, then any changes made in Airtable will completely replace whatever exists in Google Sheets with those records from Airtable instead - once selected add any other details about what specific information should be transferred and click 'Create Action'.

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    1. On this final page review all of your settings for this automation before clicking finish - once clicked IFTTT will now automatically transfer data from Airtable into Google Sheets whenever a new record is created or an existing one is changed! You can also tweak these settings further (such as setting different triggers/actions) by clicking "Edit" next to each step on this page.

    Explore What You Can Do When You Connect Airtable to Sheets

    Check out our Airtable & Google Sheets overview page here. This page will show you all of the ways you can trigger and automate your Airtable and Google Sheets databases.

    With IFTTT, you can connect Airtable to 750+ other digital services. Here are seven Airtable integrations you can start using on IFTTT today!

    2. Use the Airtable & Google Sheets Add-On [15 minutes]

    There is a Google Add-On that allows you to sync Airtable and Google Sheets. It isn't completely automated and takes a little time to set up. It's a good option if you like to take a slower, more manual approach to connect Airtable and Google Sheets. It is less complicated than using the Airtable API individually.

    How to Export Airtable to Sheets with a Google Sheets Add-On

    1. First, you will need to download the Airtable add-on for Google Sheets. You can find it in the Google Workspace Marketplace here:

    2. After downloading the add-on, open up your browser and go to your Google Sheets file that is connected with Airtable.

    3. Click on ‘Add-ons’ in the top menu bar and select ‘Airtable’ from the list of installed apps and click ‘Launch’.

    4. You will now be redirected to a page where you can configure the settings of your integration between Airtable and Google Sheets – here choose what type of records you wish to export (i.e., all records or only those that have been modified since a specific date).

    5. Next, determine if you would like this integration to run manually every time or set it up as an automated daily schedule so that new data is automatically exported each day without having to manually trigger it each time (recommended).

    6. Finally, click ‘Save & Run’ at the bottom of this page – once clicked your data will start transferring from Airtable into your chosen sheet in Google Sheets! Depending on how much data you are exporting this process may take a few minutes but once completed you should see all of your desired records appear in Google Sheets (as long as they meet any criteria specified earlier).

    7. Once completed, make sure that everything looks correct by double-checking both sheets - if everything looks good then you are done! Your data is now successfully synced between Airtable and Google Sheets so any changes made in one place will automatically be updated in the other too!

    8. Export Airtable manually to a CSV & import to Google Sheets [30+ minutes] The last option you have is manually exporting a database to a CSV and importing it into Airtable or Google Sheets. This takes a while and is a manual process to import data or export data. It is a good option if you don't need an automated connection and are importing the data on an ad-hoc basis.

    How to Export Airtable to Sheets Manually

    Exporting data from Airtable to Google Sheets manually is a good option if you don't need a more automated connection and are only importing the data on an ad hoc basis. Here's a step-by-step guide of the process:

    1. First, open up Airtable and navigate to the table that contains the records you want to export.

    2. Click on the “Export” button in the top-right corner and select “CSV” as your file type.

    3. You will then be prompted to enter a name for your CSV file - make sure it is descriptive and appropriate so that you can easily identify it later!

    4. Once finished, click “Export” again and wait until it has been created successfully - this may take a few minutes depending on how large your table is.

    5. Now open up Google Sheets, click on the File menu, select “Import”, and then choose “Upload” under Select File Type.

    6. Navigate to where you saved your CSV file earlier and select it here - once selected click “Open” in the bottom right-hand corner of this window.

    7. You will now be taken to a page where you will be able to configure how this spreadsheet should be imported - here you can set things such as which columns should be imported (or ignored), how headers should be handled, etc.. Once all settings have been configured click “Import Data” at the bottom of this page.

    8. Finally, wait until the import has completed successfully before double-checking that all desired data has been transferred over correctly - if everything looks good then you are done! Your data from Airtable has now been successfully transferred over into Google Sheets!

    This step could be done vice versa if you want to export from Google Sheets and import that data into Airtable.

    Can Airtable Integrate with Other Services on IFTTT?

    Yes, IFTTT can connect Airtable to 750+ other services on IFTTT. This includes all Google Workspace tools like Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Sheets and Gmail. It also includes Evernote, Twitter, Facebook, Notion, Webflow, and hundreds of others.

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  • Using the methods outlined above, you can now easily sync data between Airtable and Google Sheets. Whether you are looking for an automated connection or want to do it manually with CSV files, we’ve got you covered! We highly recommend using IFTTT as this will allow you to save lots of time by creating powerful automations that require no coding or manual input - allowing us all to focus on what really matters: getting things done.

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