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Import Data Across Sheets in Google Sheets: A Guide

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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Google Sheets
March 8, 2024

To import data from different sheets in Google Sheets, use the IMPORTRANGE function with the spreadsheet URL and the specific range you wish to import. For data within the same document, direct cell references or the QUERY function are effective.

This guide enhances your productivity by streamlining workflow and ensuring data synchronization.

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Google Sheets Import Data from Another Sheet

Importing data from one sheet to another within Google Sheets can streamline your workflow and ensure that your data remains synchronized across multiple sheets. This guide covers various methods to import data, including using direct cell references, the IMPORTRANGE function, and the QUERY function.

Discover how automating Google Sheets can save time and increase accuracy in your data management processes.

Google Sheets Import Range

The IMPORTRANGE function is a powerful tool for importing a range of cells from a specified spreadsheet. To use this function, you need the URL of the spreadsheet and the specific range you wish to import. The syntax for the IMPORTRANGE function is:

'=IMPORTRANGE("spreadsheet_url", "range_string")'

For instance, to import cells A1 through C10 from a sheet named Sheet1, your formula would look like this:

'=IMPORTRANGE("", "sheet1!A1:C10")'

Upon first use, you'll need to grant permission to allow access to the data from the source spreadsheet. This ensures that your data remains secure while enabling seamless data import across spreadsheets.

Link Data Between Google Sheets

To maintain dynamic links between data in different Google Sheets, the IMPORTRANGE function is again your go-to solution. It allows you to create a live link between the source and destination sheets, ensuring that any updates made in the source sheet are automatically reflected in the destination sheet. This method is ideal for dashboards, reports, and any scenario where up-to-date information is critical.

Enhance your Google Sheets with powerful addons and automations for an even more efficient workflow.

Import Data from Another Tab Google Sheets

For importing data within the same Google Sheets document but from different tabs, you can use a simpler method than IMPORTRANGE. Direct cell references or the QUERY function can be used for this purpose. To reference data directly:


This formula will import the data from cell A1 of the specified sheet name into the cell where the formula is placed. If you're dealing with ranges or need more complex data manipulation, the QUERY function can be utilized:


This formula imports data from the range A1:B6 from Sheet1 into the location where the formula is placed, allowing for more flexibility in data management within the same Google Sheets document.

Automate your data import and management in Google Sheets with Bardeen. Explore playbooks like Copy records from SmartSuite to Google Sheets to streamline your data consolidation and analysis.

By leveraging these methods, you can efficiently manage and synchronize your data across multiple sheets and tabs within Google Sheets, enhancing your productivity and data accuracy.

Automate Google Sheets with Bardeen Playbooks

Importing data from different sheets within Google Sheets can significantly enhance your data management and analysis capabilities. While manual methods such as the IMPORTRANGE function are effective, automation can take your productivity to the next level. Bardeen offers powerful playbooks to automate various tasks in Google Sheets, saving you time and ensuring accuracy.

Here are examples of how Bardeen can automate data imports and management in Google Sheets:

  1. Copy records from SmartSuite to Google Sheets: This playbook automates the process of transferring data from SmartSuite directly into Google Sheets, streamlining data consolidation and analysis.
  2. Save data from the Google News page to Google Sheets: Automatically extract and save the latest news data from Google News to Google Sheets for easy tracking and analysis of current events.
  3. Export All HubSpot Products to a Google Sheets Tab: Seamlessly transfer product data from HubSpot to Google Sheets, facilitating easier data management and sharing across teams.

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