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Import Charts Between Google Sheets: A Step-by-Step Guide

Jason Gong
App automation expert
Apps used
Google Sheets
April 15, 2024

Copying a chart from one Google Sheet to another involves using the copy and paste functionality or keyboard shortcuts, offering a straightforward way to transfer charts efficiently.

This process enables users to maintain data visualization consistency across multiple sheets.

Enhance your data management by learning how to automate Google Sheets tasks with Bardeen.

How to Copy a Chart from Google Sheets

Copying a chart from one Google Sheet to another can be a straightforward process if you follow the right steps. This guide will cover various methods to achieve this, ensuring you can efficiently transfer your charts as needed.

Google Sheets Copy Chart to Another Sheet

The most direct way to copy a chart involves using the built-in copy and paste functionality of Google Sheets. Here's how:

  1. Open the Google Sheet containing the chart you wish to copy.
  2. Click on the chart to select it. You should see a blue border around the chart indicating it's selected.
  3. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the chart to open the chart menu and select "Copy chart."
  4. Navigate to the other Google Sheet or tab where you want to paste the chart.
  5. Click on "Edit" in the menu and then select "Paste."

If you are pasting the chart outside of the original spreadsheet, you might be prompted to link the data to the copied chart.

Discover how to automate Google Sheets to simplify your workflow, including copying charts and more.

Copy Chart from Google Sheets

Alternatively, you can use keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste the chart:

  1. Select the chart by clicking on it.
  2. Press 'Ctrl + C' (or 'Cmd + C' on Mac) to copy the chart.
  3. Go to the destination sheet or tab.
  4. Press 'Ctrl + V' (or 'Cmd + V' on Mac) to paste the chart.

This method also allows you to quickly duplicate charts within the same file, enabling efficient replication of chart styles and customization.

How to Copy and Paste a Chart from Google Sheets

For more control over what gets copied, you can use the "Paste special" option:

  1. After copying the chart, right-click on the cell where you want to paste it in the destination sheet.
  2. Select "Paste special" from the context menu.
  3. Choose from various options like "Paste values only," "Paste format only," or "Paste all except borders" depending on your needs.

This feature is particularly useful when you need to maintain specific formatting or data configurations across sheets.

By following these methods, you can efficiently manage and transfer charts between different sheets in Google Sheets, streamlining your data visualization tasks.

Looking for more Google Sheets solutions? Check out our extensive list of Google Sheets automations and find the perfect one for your needs.

Automate Google Sheets Workflows with Bardeen

Importing charts from one Google Sheet to another can be done manually as described above, but with Bardeen, you can harness the power of automation to streamline your workflow when managing data across multiple sheets. Automating data transfer tasks not only saves time but also reduces the risk of human error, ensuring your charts and the underlying data remain accurate and up-to-date. Let's explore some of the automation opportunities Bardeen offers with Google Sheets.

  1. Copy all Github issues to Google Sheets: This playbook is perfect for developers and project managers looking to seamlessly integrate GitHub issue tracking with their Google Sheets. Automate the capture of all issues in a repository for easy management and analysis within a spreadsheet.
  2. Copy an Airtable to Google Sheets: Ideal for teams using Airtable for project management or CRM, this playbook automates the process of copying table data directly into Google Sheets for further processing or analysis.
  3. Extract Scholarly Articles from Google Scholar to Google Sheets: A powerful tool for researchers and academics, this automation scrapes data from Google Scholar and appends it directly into a Google Sheet, streamlining the literature review process.

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