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Convert Google Sheets to CSV: A Step-by-Step Guide

Jason Gong
App automation expert
Apps used
Google Sheets
March 11, 2024

Converting Google Sheets to CSV involves exporting the document via File > Download > Comma Separated Values, importing CSV files by uploading and selecting import options, and editing CSV files by opening them in Google Sheets for modifications. This process enhances data manipulation and sharing across applications.

Mastering these steps ensures your data is versatile and compatible with various platforms.

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How to Convert Google Sheets to CSV

Converting Google Sheets to CSV format is a straightforward process that can be beneficial for data manipulation, sharing, and compatibility with various applications. This guide will walk you through the steps to export your Google Sheets document as a CSV file, import CSV files into Google Sheets, and edit CSV files within Google Sheets.

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Export Google Sheets to CSV

To export a Google Sheets document to CSV, follow these steps:

  1. Open the spreadsheet in Google Sheets.
  2. Click on the tab you want to save as CSV.
  3. Go to File > Download > Comma Separated Values (.csv).

This method will download the current sheet in your spreadsheet as a CSV file to your device.

Import CSV into Google Sheets

If you need to upload a CSV file to Google Sheets, perform the following steps:

  1. Open an empty Google Sheet.
  2. Go to File > Import > Upload.
  3. Double-click on the CSV file you want to import or drag it into the upload area.
  4. In the Import File window, select the Append to current sheet option from the Import location drop-down menu, then click the Import data button.

This will append the CSV data to your current Google Sheet.

Edit a CSV File in Google Sheets

Editing a CSV file in Google Sheets requires a simple process:

  1. Open the CSV with Google Drive.
  2. Use the drop-down menu to Open the CSV file in Google Sheets.
  3. The Editor will open with a Google Sheet that includes your CSV data, allowing you to edit it.

Note that when you first open a CSV file in Google Sheets, it may open in a read-only mode. Following the steps above will enable editing.

Using Foresight for Bulk Export

Foresight, an automation tool for Google Workspace, can streamline the process of exporting Google Sheets as CSV, especially for bulk data. After logging into your Foresight account and creating a new rule with a manual trigger, you can select the data you wish to export, execute the rule, and download the resulting CSV file from the Logs page.

Remember, when using Foresight or similar tools for importing and exporting CSV files, ensure you're aware of any limitations, such as the maximum number of rows supported.

By following these steps, you can efficiently manage CSV files within Google Sheets, making your data more accessible and versatile for various applications.

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Automate Google Sheets Tasks with Bardeen Playbooks

While converting Google Sheets to CSV is a useful task for various data manipulation and sharing purposes, automating tasks within Google Sheets can vastly improve efficiency and accuracy in your workflows. With Bardeen, users can automate a wide range of tasks directly related to Google Sheets, enhancing productivity and ensuring data integrity.

Discover the power of automation for Google Sheets tasks by exploring these Bardeen playbooks:

  1. Copy all Github issues to Google Sheets: This playbook streamlines the process of transferring GitHub issues into a Google Sheets spreadsheet, perfect for developers and project managers looking to organize and track issues efficiently.
  2. Copy an Airtable to Google Sheets: Seamlessly migrate tables from Airtable to Google Sheets with this playbook, enabling users to centralize their data management and analysis in Google Sheets.
  3. Save data from the Google News page to Google Sheets: Automate the collection of data from Google News directly into Google Sheets, ideal for researchers, marketers, and anyone needing up-to-date information on specific topics.

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